Two New International School Teaching Sites of Confucius Institute at University of Sierra Leone Set up

[Source]    Confucius Institute at University of Sierra Leone [Time]    2018-11-02 18:03:02 

On October 25th, local time, the opening ceremony of the new teaching sites of the Confucius Institute at the University of Sierra Leone was held at the New England International School. He Mingqing, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, teachers of the Confucius Institute, as well as faculty and students of the New England International School attended the opening ceremony.

Opening ceremony

In his speech, He Mingqing said that the Confucius Institute offers two courses, basic Chinese language and Chinese martial arts Tai Chi, for primary and secondary students at its teaching sites. Acting upon the concept of serving the local people and integrating into the community, the Confucius Institute has been actively meeting the needs of local people to learn Chinese language and understand China and Chinese culture. He hoped the students would work hard to learn Chinese and break through language barriers to become cultural envoys of China-Sierra Leone friendship.

He Mingqing delivering a speech

In the afternoon, the opening ceremony of the teaching site in Matley International School was held. Jako Ahatami, Principal of secondary school department, Doolin, Principal of primary school department, and teachers and volunteers of the Confucius Institute attended the opening ceremony. In his speech, Jako Ahatami congratulated on the opening. At the same time, he encouraged students to understand Chinese culture and contemporary China via language learning to broaden their horizons and increase their understanding of different civilizations.

Jako Ahatami delivering a speech

The Confucius Institute at the University of Sierra Leone has once again entered the local primary and secondary school classes, giving local teenagers more opportunities to experience Chinese language and understand China. The Confucius Institute has always been committed to developing itself into a well-known cultural promotion brand featuring wide coverage and inclusiveness. The Confucius Institute has kept elevating its school-running levels in offering education in preschools, primary schools, secondary schools, vocational schools and universities. It has also extended from schools to enterprises and communities.

The establishment of these two new teaching sites marks another solid step for the Confucius Institute in promoting Chinese language and entering the local basic education system.

Story by Liu Lin