Confucius Institute in Tashkent Held the Chinese Writing Competition on “Confucius Institute and I”

[Source]    Confucius Institute in Tashkent [Time]    2014-05-12 13:31:07 

With the hope to promote students’ interest in learning Chinese, the Confucius Institute in Tashkent held a Chinese writing competition on the theme of “Confucius Institute and I” on the afternoon of March 27, 2014 at its library. Participants of the competition were current students at the Confucius Institute, who were either students from primary schools, middle schools or universities or people from workplace, ranging from 10 to 50 years old.

In recent years, the number of people learning Chinese in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, has increased rapidly. Most of these learners started with practical motivations, such as furthering their education in China or doing business or starting their companies with Chinese partners. At the same time, some other learners wanted to learn Chinese purely out of their love for Chinese language, characters, history and culture.

An over-50-year-old English teacher from a middle school has learned Chinese for around ten years since the establishment of the Confucius Institute. As a keen fan of Chinese Martial Arts and classical literature, he could recite many classical poems and has collected a considerable number of books of Chinese classical literature in Russian language. A 10-year-old girl planned to attend the English tutoring class, but she changed her mind and joined the Chinese class after she was deeply impressed by the lively atmosphere there which she discovered by accident. Now, she could write quite idiomatic Chinese sentences although she has learnt Chinese for less than six months.

In the light of students’ enthusiasm and passion in learning Chinese, the Confucius Institute in Tashkent has organized this writing competition after careful preparations. Since this year marks the global 10th anniversary of the establishment of Confucius Institutes, the theme of the competition was set as “Confucius Institute and I”. Participants in the competition showed their inspirations and creativity and expressed their craze for the Confucius Institute and Chinese culture.