Mount Clear College Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary of Confucius Classroom

[Source]    Confucius Classroom at Mount Clear College, Australia [Time]    2019-08-05 08:02:33 

On July 30th, local time, Mount Clear College held a ceremony for the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Classroom and the 40th anniversary of the friendly relationship between Jiangsu Province and State of Victoria at its gymnasium. The teacher delegation of Nanjing No. 1 Middle School, the student delegation of Jiangsu’s universities, and all teachers and students of Mount Clear College participated in the ceremony.

Activity scene

The ceremony was co-chaired by representatives of local students and overseas student of Mount Clear College. Lynita Taylor, President of Mount Clear College, delivered a welcoming speech. She spoke highly of the efforts made by the Confucius Classroom at Mount Clear College over the past decade and expressed her gratitude to the Confucius Classroom for its contributions to Chinese language teaching in Mount Clear College and local primary and secondary schools and to Australia-China cultural exchanges.

Lynita Taylor delivering a speech

Huang Cheng, President of Nanjing No. 1 Middle School, Jiangbei New Area, delivered a speech and gave Nanjing cloud brocade painting to Mount Clear College as a gift.

Later, cucurbit flute and flute performance presented by university students brought the celebration to a climax. At the end of the performance, four Australian students shared their experience and feeling of learning Chinese language and participating in “China tour”.

Cucurbit flute and flute performance

At the end of the ceremony, the university students, led by Yang Jijun, Chinese Director of the Confucius Classroom, came to the language center and sit in on the Chinese course given by local Chinese language teachers Mai Jiexia and Wang Jun. With a live atmosphere in the classroom, teachers and students made frequent interactions. The university students showed keen interest in teaching Chinese language through TPRS approach. At the end of the course, the university student representatives gave exquisite paper-cut paintings to the Confucius Classroom as presents.