Confucius Institute at University of the Philippines Opens Chinese Class in Information Agency of Office of President of the Philippines

[Source]    chinanews.com [Time]    2019-04-18 09:10:24 
 


On April 12th, the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines was invited to open a Chinese class at the Information Agency of the Office of the President of the Philippines. The picture shows that Philippine Director Dr. LAUDES of the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines is giving a speech at the opening ceremony to encourage learners to have a good command of Mandarin and promote the exchanges between the Philippines and China.

On April 12th, a Chinese teacher from China of the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines held three Chinese vocabulary cards of “fēi lǜ bīn” (the Philippines), “zǒng tǒng fǔ” (the Office of the President), “xīn wén bù” (the Information Agency) to teach Mandarin in the Information Agency of the Office of the President of the Philippines. Nearly 30 learners will master basic Chinese and understand Chinese culture during the Chinese language learning process of 80 class hours in 40 weeks.


On April 12th, the Chinese teacher from China of the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines is holding three Chinese vocabulary cards of “fēi lǜ bīn” (the Philippines), “zǒng tǒng fǔ” (the Office of the President), “xīn wén bù” (the Information Agency) to teach Mandarin in the Information Agency of the Office of the President of the Philippines.

The official in charge of the Information Agency of the Office of the President of the Philippines introduced that this year is the media exchange year between the Philippines and China. The Information Agency of the Office of the President invited the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines to open the Chinese class with the hope that this opportunity will enhance the staff’s working skills and enable them to better serve the media of the Philippines and China.


Nearly 30 learners will master basic Chinese and understand Chinese culture during the Chinese language learning process of 80 class hours in 40 weeks.

Dr. LOURDES, Philippine Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines said in an interview with the media that as the friendly relations between the Philippines and China further enhance, more and more Filipinos become keen to learn Chinese language. On the one hand, it can be conducive to facilitating communication with the Chinese people and better understanding contemporary China; on the other hand, speaking Mandarin is currently a very useful skill in the Philippines in that Chinese is more frequently used in various job opportunities with higher pay.


The official in charge of the Information Agency of the Office of the President of the Philippines introduced that this year is the media exchange year between the Philippines and China. The Information Agency of the Office of the President invited the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines to open the Chinese class with the hope that this opportunity will enhance the staff’s working skills and enable them to better serve the media of the Philippines and China.

Huang Jiajia, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines pointed out that language is the best communication channel between the people of the Philippines and China. This time, the Information Agency of the Office of the President took the initiative to contact us to open the Chinese class and it can be seen that the staff have great enthusiasm and passion of learning Chinese.


The Information Agency of the Office of the President took the initiative to contact us to open the Chinese class and it can be seen that the staff has great enthusiasm and passion of learning Chinese.

The Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines was formally established on October 12th, 2015 and it is an educational service organization jointly established by the University of the Philippines, Xiamen University and the Confucius Institute Headquarters. The Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines provides opportunities for anyone interested in learning Chinese language and culture. Through the professional training of Chinese language, the faculty of the Philippines will be built to promote the construction of a platform for dialogue and exchange between the Philippines and China at various levels and advance the research that is conducive to understanding the modern Chinese economy and society. The Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines is the 16th Confucius Institute jointly established by Xiamen University and a well-known overseas university and also the 4th Confucius Institute in the Philippines.


Dr. LOURDES, Philippine Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines said in an interview with the media that as the friendly relations between the Philippines and China further enhance, more and more Philippine people become keen to learn Chinese language.

It is learned that the Confucius Institute at the University of the Philippines has successively set up 11 teaching sites in the Philippines with 9 incumbent state-sponsored teachers, 4 volunteer teachers, and more than 1,000 registered students. The work includes signing formal contracts to offer Chinese language courses with the Foreign Affairs Center of Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and the Immigration Bureau of the Philippines, providing Chinese Mandarin courses for the Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and its 120 local chambers of commerce as well as industry associations, offering Chinese lessons for tour guides and port service staff of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority and Chinese courses for 145 colleges and universities in the Philippines Cities Alliance.

(Story and photos by Guan Xiangdong, chinanews.com, Manila, April 12th)

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