Learn Chinese, Embrace the World
Date: December, 13, 2016 09:00 Age: 363 days
Learn Chinese, Embrace the World
On Friday 11th of November, the closing ceremony of the Chinese classes was held in the Conference Room at the University of the South Pacific (USP).
Students from all the courses, representatives from the school management along with friends, families and fellow students from around the campus enjoyed a happy get-together to celebrate the achievements of the students who have been learning the Chinese language at the Confucius Classroom at Emalus campus and the closing of the Chinese courses of 2016.
The theme of the event is “Learn Chinese, embrace the world”.
Activities include Chinese songs by various students from different Chinese class levels, recitation of ancient poems, sharing experiences of Chinese Bridge Competition in China, demonstration of Chinese calligraphy, Chinese dances, dubbed film, Chinese drama, HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) Introduction, guitar solo, raffle and rewards of excellence were presented to students from each level of the Chinese class.
Ms Naomi Bolenga, the coordinator of the Student Administrative services, delivered a conclusion speech. She extended her warm congratulations to the students and sincere gratitude to Ms Xiaoning Lu and Mr Jianjun Chang for their tireless efforts in helping out the students to learn and master the Chinese language.
“Since its establishment last year, the Confucius Classroom of USP Emalus Campus has not only promoted the Chinese language teaching and the introduction of Chinese culture with the Ni-Vanuatu students but has also become an important platform for promoting bilateral cultural exchanges and cooperation through the joint efforts of our two countries and for that I would like to congratulate the Confucius Classroom for the outstanding work so far.
One of the most important achievements for the Confucius Classroom this year is the launching of the Confucius Classroom Scholarship which allows the students who have passed the two first year Chinese Language courses, LL181 and LL182 direct entry to any academic programs at any Tertiary Institute in China.
I would therefore like to encourage you all students of the Confucius Classroom at Emalus Campus to never give up but continue to pursue this dream to master the Chinese Language because I know for sure that even though it might seem difficult at the beginning, the end is always rewarding, especially if you are fortunate to be awarded a scholarship to study in China.”
Ms Naomi also expressed her support for the Chinese language learning.
“I strongly support Ni-Vanuatu students studying in China under the Chinese Scholarship because China has a very rich culture similar to Vanuatu’s rich culture and I believe ni-Vanuatu students who study in China return home humbled by the humility and friendship they experience and learn from the Chinese.
I also believe that because China is one of the very first civilizations of the world, its knowledge base can be compared to none and students who study in China return home with an exceptionally high quality of both theory and practical knowledge which is fitting and suitable for any 21st Century Workplace providing jobs for their respect fields of study.
I therefore encourage you to continue to learn the Chinese Language because language is a vehicle of culture and it is an important tool to help the Ni-Vanuatu and Chinese people better understand each other and their cultures for stronger ties and relationships between the two countries.”