Confucius Institute at Free International University in Moldova participated at Spring Festival activities organized by National Children’s Library

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Free International University in Moldova [Time]    2013-02-18 11:29:35 
 

Chinese language and Chinese culture become more and more popular among people in Moldova. On 10th February 2013, Ms. Claudia Balaban - the Chief of the National Children’s Library in Moldova, invited His Excellency Mr. Tong Mingtao - the Chinese Ambassador in Moldova, Ms. Tatiana Tverdohleb - the Director of the Education Department of Chisinau, Dr. Yang Tongjun, the Director of Confucius Institute at ULIM, and the lecturers and students of Confucius Institute, to celebrate together the most famous Chinese traditional holiday – Chunjie (The Spring Festival).

During the event, children from the National Children’s Library presented a lively and vivid artistic program depicting the customs of the Spring Festival. They performed a graceful fan dance, and sang the popular Chinese song “Happy New Year”. Following, the Director of Confucius Institute, on behalf of HANBAN, donated to the National Children’s Library a series of books, dictionaries, and several multimedia teaching materials, such as “800 Chinese Words”(Romanian version); “An illustrated Chinese Dictionary”; the CD ”Chinese Paradise”; “A Small Illustrated Chinese Dictionary” etc. Children were very happy and greatly welcomed this gesture. Finally, the Chinese Ambassador, H.E. Tong Mingtao, and the Director of the Confucius Institute, Dr. Yang Tongjun, introduced to the audience some important aspects of the Chinese culture and made a presentation about the process of studying Chinese language.

As a conclusion of the event, the Director of the Education Department in Municipality Chisinau - Ms. Tatiana Tverdohleb, the Chief of the National Children’s Library - Ms. Claudia Balaban and the Director of Confucius Institute – Dr. Yang Tongjun, reached an agreement on further collaboration with the National Children’s Library, where children will have the opportunity study Chinese language.


The speech of the Director of Confucius Institute, Dr. Yang Tongjun, interpretation Ms. Livia. (on the picture, His Excellency Tong Mingtao, Chinese Ambassador in Moldova, and Ms. Tatiana Tverdohleb, the Director of the Education Department in Municipality Chisinau)


Collective picture (from left to right: H.E. Mr. Tong Mingtao – the Chinese Ambassador in Moldova, Ms. Claudia Balaban – the Chief of the National Children’s Library, the Honorable Ms. Du Yin, Ms. Tamara Pereteatcu – journalist at the National Children’s Library, and Ms. Tatiana Tverdohleb – the Director of the Department of Education in Municiality Chisinau)