Spring Festival Gala Held at Confucius Classroom at Kelland High School, France
Spring Festival Gala was recently staged by the Confucius Classroom at Kelland High School co-established by the Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers. As a key high school with excellent teaching quality in France, Kelland High School now has over 200 students learning Chinese language, which has been officially incorporated into the school’s education syllabus and credit system.
Chinese teachers Yang Manlei and Hu Zhimin, and teaching assistants in Chinese language of Kelland High School instructed students learning Chinese in preparing colorful programs for the Chinese Spring Festival: Chinese sketch "Chinese Is So Easy" self-made by French students is originated from the funny stories that how French people make fools of themselves because of mispronunciation in learning Chinese. Students presented poetry reading "Yi Qu Er San Li" and their standard pronunciation and lilting cadence gave the audience a kind of artistic enjoyment. Other programs also won hearty rounds of applause including crosstalk, martial arts, piano and flute performances, sword play, and song-and-dance. Choruses "Pay A New Year Call", "Friend", "Welcome to Beijing" and "May You Be Happy and Prosperous" enveloped the spectators deeply in the festive atmosphere. The closing program was the dragon dance performed by girls of the Confucius Classroom who waved the golden dragon to welcome the coming of the dragon year.
Students at Kelland High School have strong initiative in learning Chinese. Each year, there are students from the school attending the French final of "Chinese Bridge" competition, and for three consecutive years, there are Kelland High School students winning prizes and qualified to attend and watch the finals held in China.
Chinese Martial Arts
Chorus "Pay A New Year Call"