First Elementary Business Chinese Training Program for the Republic of Srpska’s Government Officials Started

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina [Time]    2018-09-18 16:03:01 

On September 12th, the first elementary business Chinese training program for government officials, held by Confucius Institute at University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was officially started in the government building of the Republic of Srpska. Students are government officials who learn Chinese from the ground up. They are mainly from the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Srpska, including Minister Alen Seranic and eight other officials.

At the opening ceremony, Ania, a Chinese teacher, first introduced the current development situation and on-going classes of the Confucius Institute at the University of Banja Luka. Gao Yang, another teacher, gave a brief introduction to the teaching method, main teaching content and teaching goals of the classes.

Alen Seranic said that as the relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Chinese government becomes closer and closer, there is an increasing demand of learning Chinese for the governmental ministries of the Republic of Srpska. The training of business Chinese is especially urgent. Then he sincerely appreciated the Confucius Institute at the University of Banja Luka and wished further strengthening cooperation in this area.

Later, teachers give every student a Chinese name and taught them some simple greetings, such as “hello” and “thank you”.

Students of the Chinese class

This class main focuses on business etiquettes and basic business Chinese. It helps students communicate with simple Chinese in daily life. Besides, they should also be able to use professional words to introduce business programs and discuss business. Meanwhile, by taking this class, students can understand certain Chinese social culture and improve their cross-cultural communication abilities.