Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University Holds Celebration for the 9th Anniversary

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University in the Republic of Korea [Time]    2018-04-12 09:27:47 
 

On April 4th, the celebration for the 9th anniversary of the Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the event of “‘I love Confucius Institute’ Confucius Institute Night” were held in the Keumho Global Education Centre of the Cheju Halla University. Nearly 400 people, including teachers and students of the university and students from the Confucius Institute, attended the anniversary. Kim Sung-Hum, President of the Cheju Halla University attended and addressed the event.

The anniversary began with a brilliant publicity video about the Confucius Institute. The video gave an overall picture of a series of achievements since the establishment of the Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University and its unique cultural programs, which received an ovation from the audience.

In the speech, Kim spoke highly of the importance of the Confucius Institute in Chinese language teaching and Chinese cultural promotion, and extended congratulations to the 9th anniversary of the Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University.

He pointed out that the name of this event—“‘I love Confucius Institute’ Confucius Institute Night” reflects the voices of teachers and students at Cheju Halla University. The Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University has become one of the best institutions in Cheju in Chinese language education and Chinese cultural promotion, exerting great influence on the ROK. He hopes that in the future, the Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University could further advance Chinese language education in Cheju Halla University and the Jeju Island to enhance mutual understanding between the two peoples and promote exchanges and cooperation between the two countries.


Kim Sung-Hum delivering a speech

Student representatives of the Confucius Institute expressed their love to Chinese language and Chinese culture in their speeches. Professor Kim Shin-Nam expressed gratitude to the great contribution of the Confucius Institute on behalf of the members of the staff class. He said that the Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University is an important platform for himself to learn Chinese language and understand Chinese culture.


Kim Shin-Nam delivering a speech

Cho In-A, a student from the resident class of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, said, “I love the Confucius Institute deeply. The Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University gave me a better life experience. I not only learned Chinese language, but also developed deep friendships with more people, which made my life colourful.”


Cho In-A delivering a speech

Han Ryu-Kim, who once participated in the Chinese Winter Camp, expressed her gratitude to the Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University for allowing her to experience China in the ROK, which makes China concretely come into her life rather than just appearing in books.


Han Ryu-Kim delivering a speech

The 9th anniversary celebration of the Confucius Institute at Cheju Halla University embodied the profound friendship between the two peoples of China and the ROK, promoted the popularity of the Confucius Institute in the Jeju Island, and advanced the spread and influence of Chinese culture.

Story by An Xue

 
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