Faculty of Arts, Law and Education

Fifth Chinese Language course of the Confucius Institute

Date: March, 17, 2014 16:05 Age: 4 yrs

我们一起过中国年
----暨南太平洋大学孔子学院第五届汉语课程班开学典礼

2014年2月21日晚,由中国驻斐济大使馆主办,南太平洋大学孔子学院(简称南太孔院)承办的庆祝马年春节活动暨南太孔院第五届汉语培训班开学典礼在南太平洋大学Oceania Center隆重举行。中国驻斐济大使黄勇阁下, 政务参赞杨朝晖先生、南太平洋大学文法教育学院副院长莫希提先生,著名经济学家沃登教授及南太平洋大学商务与经济学院课程负责人格瑞先生,斐济逸仙学校校董廖晓平先生及夫人,中国驻斐济大使馆部分官员及新老学员200余人参加了此次活动。
活动上,南太平洋大学文法学院副院长莫希提先生在致辞中,首先祝贺南太孔院中方院长李登贵老师荣获2013年孔子学院优秀个人称号,并称赞孔子学院成立以来所取得的成绩,期待南太孔院能成为传播中国语言及文化的魅力之地!中国驻斐济大使黄勇阁下在致词中感谢南太孔院对中国驻斐济大使馆工作的大力支持与配合,并表示目前中斐两国联系密切,关系良好,两国人民期待对彼此文化有进一步的接触和了解,希望南太孔院继往开来,借助卓有成效的汉语教学及文化活动,切实为南太平洋地区中华文化传播贡献力量!随后,余倩莊院长及李登贵院长共同登台向大家拜年,并为首次参加汉语桥及HSK考试的学生颁发了获奖证书!
在阵阵高亢激昂的鼓点声中,金狮舞动,拉开了庆祝春节活动的序幕。两只威武雄壮的金狮在场内进行了一番酣畅淋漓的狮舞表演,黄勇大使及莫希提副院长为金狮贺岁采青。之后的《欢乐中国年》《绸扇舞》《南屏晚钟》《时装秀》等掀起了一个又一个的高潮。而神秘嘉宾--沃登教授的吉他、口琴自弹自吹自唱的精彩表演征服了现场所有观众,将晚会气氛推向了最高潮。新华社驻苏瓦分社首席记者刘鹏的一曲《精忠报国》,荡气回肠,令人动容。最后,主持人与来宾现场互动,学习中国拜年习俗及祝福语,晚会在一片祝福声中圆满结束!
2014年,南太孔院将按照新年工作计划,继续开设各类汉语教学及文化体验班,积极开展各类文化活动,并正式启动劳托卡校区教学点的建设工作。两名新任志愿者教师的到任,增强了孔院的教学力量,相信南太孔院的各项工作在马年一定会马不停蹄,马到成功!

We Celebrate Chinese New Year together ---- the Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Chinese Language course of the Confucius Institute at USP

THE Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific (CI-USP) co-hosted the celebration of the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse and the Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Chinese Language Course of the Confucius Institute, with the Chinese Embassy in Fiji on the evening of 21st February 2014.

The Chinese Ambassador to Fiji, His Excellency Huang Yong, Chief Counsellor Mr. Yang Zhaohui, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education of USP Dr. Mohit Prasad, Economist Professor Wadan Narsey, Fiji Yat Sen School Management Mr. Liao Xiaoping and his wife, the Chinese Embassy officials and the old and new students of CI-USP of more than 200 people attended the event at the Oceania Centre in USP.

Dr. Mohit Prasad in his speech, congratulated Professor Denggui Li who won the 2013 title of outstanding individuals of many Confucius Institutes over the world. He also praised the achievements since its establishment; he also believed that Confucius Institute will become a place for spreading of Chinese language and culture in the South Pacific.

Chinese Ambassador to Fiji, Huang Yong, in his speech thanked Confucius Institute in supporting and cooperating with the Chinese Embassy in many activities. He said that the close ties between China and Fiji will enhance cultural exchange and effective of language teaching and will contribute to the spread of Chinese Language and culture in the South Pacific. Subsequently, the Directors of CI-USP Ms. Joan Yee and Professor Denggui Li wished everyone a happy new year on stage, and conferred award certificates to the first time participants of the Chinese Bridge and HSK exams.

With bursts of high-pitched sound of drums, the Lion dance kicked off the Chinese New Year celebration activities. Two magnificent Golden Lion gave a hearty performance and the Ambassador Huang Yong and Dr. Mohit Prasad both gave the ‘green’ to the Lions.
Students performances the "Happy Chinese New Year", "Silk Fan Dance", "Nanping Evening Bell", and "Fashion Show” and received a lot of applause.
A surprise performance by Professor Wadan Narsey was the climax to the event. He played the guitar and harmonica and sang at the same time to conquer the audience.

Xinhua News Agency correspondent in Suva bureau Chief Liu Peng also sang the hearty song “Love Your Country”.
Finally, learning Chinese New Year customs and greetings with the hosts and guests, this successful concluded the night with blessings.

This year, the Confucius Institute will follow the Work Plan, to continue to open all kinds of Chinese language teaching and cultural experience classes, actively carry out various cultural activities, and officially launch a teaching point at the Lautoka campus.
The arrival of two new volunteer teachers will enhance and strengthen the teaching of Chinese language in the South Pacific. It is believed that the work of the Confucius Institute in the South Pacific will be successful.

 

 


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