Confucius Institute at Burapha University in Thailand launches a Chinese cultural experience trip for a thousand students

[Source]    the Confucius Institute at Burapha University [Time]    2015-02-06 16:55:51 

From December 22 to 23, the Confucius Institute at Burapha University in Thailand launched a Chinese cultural experience trip, Chinese Culture Camp, for 991 students from Wattananusas School in Chonburi Province. The students’ educational levels range from the fourth grade of primary school to the third grade of junior high school.

Students at the opening ceremony

In the opening speech, Chen Suyun, the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute expressed her heartfelt thanks to the Principal of Wattananusas School for his strong support for this activity. She also presented some Chinese books to the school as gifts. Soodjen Fonruang, Principal of Wattananusas School, welcomed and thanked all the Chinese language teachers from the Confucius Institute. He advised the students seizing the opportunity to learn Chinese and to know more about China.

Students in a Taiji class

The Chinese Culture Camp consists of nine experiencing classes including Chinese knotting, Chinese calligraphy, Taiji, paper-cutting, tea art, trying on hanfu (literally: "Han clothing"), traditional Chinese medicine, singing Chinese songs and introduction to the Chinese Proficiency Test and mock tests.

Students in traditional costumes of Chinese ethnic groups

As is introduced by Jia Yulong, a Chinese language teacher at Wattananusas School, the principal pays a lot of attention to Chinese teaching. In Wattananusas School, there are Chinese classes for students from kindergarten, primary school to junior high school levels. Although the students have one Chinese class every week, this Camp is the first time that they closely contact with and personally experience Chinese culture.

By Xiang Zhiyong


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