4th Chinese Language Training Course for Nepalese Tourism Professionals Concludes

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University of Nepal [Time]    2019-11-21 18:17:41 

On November 15, the 4th Chinese Language Training Course for Nepalese Tourism Professionals was concluded at the Nepal Tourism Board. Acharya, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, Joshi, Chief Executive Officer at the Nepal Tourism Board, Harish, President of Nepal China Cultural and Educational Council, Bhattarai, Chairman of the Chinese Study Center, Wang Xiaolong, Director of the Political and News Section at the Embassy of China in Kathmandu, representatives from the China Cultural Center in Nepal and China Enterprise Association of Nepal, and more than 150 teachers and students of the training program attended the graduation ceremony.

Group photo

In his speech, Joshi said that according to statistics from the Nepal Tourism Board, more than 130,000 Chinese visitors visited Nepal in the first ten months of this year, and China had become the second largest and the fastest-growing source of visitors in Nepal. He hoped that the students from the Chinese Language Training Course for Tourism Professionals could use language to build a bridge between the two countries and attract more Chinese visitors. While promoting the tourism development in Nepal, they could also contribute to the cultural and technological exchanges between the two countries.

Wang Xiaolong expressed congratulations to all the students who had completed the course and passed the Chinese Proficiency Test(HSK), and sincere gratitude to the teachers and Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University for their efforts to the program. He pointed out that in recent years, with the high-level visits achieving full successes, China-Nepal relations have reached a new level, and people-to-people and cultural exchanges been closer. These graduates, he added, would fill the gap of Nepal for tourism professionals in 2020 —Nepal Tourism Year. He also encouraged students to continue their Chinese language learning, visit and study in China, and enjoy its beautiful scenery and achievements of development.

At the graduation ceremony, students had various performances, such as the song “Country”, the dance “Palms”, comedy skits and cross talks, Chinese song medley, the tutti “Thankful Heart”, which won warm applause.

Cross talk

The elementary training course started on March 27th, and lasted for six months. During the six months, students not only learned Chinese and Chinese character writing, but also got to know Chinese culture and experienced Chinese traditional arts such as Chinese songs and dances. Besides, they could gain an opportunity of guide practice at tourist attractions in Kathmandu. At present, the 54 students all passed the HSK2, and some passed the HSK3.

Story and Photo by Zhou Huili