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“Chinese Bridge”——Online Chinese Learning and Exchange Camp of GDUFS Opens

Time:February 24, 2022  Author:Liang Xiaotong  Editor:Kyle Muntz,Wang Mengyu  Source:From the GDUFS news website   Photo:From the GDUFS news website

North Campus, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, February 16th2022: On February 16, the 2022 “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Learning and Exchange Camp of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, hosted by the Chinese Foreign Language Exchange and Cooperation Center of the Ministry of Education (hereinafter referred to as the “Language Cooperation Center”) and undertaken by GDUFS, was officially launched. This is the second time that GDUFS has been approved to undertake such an online exchange program after successfully hosting the “Chinese Bridge” and “Millennium Business Capital · Charming Lingnan” Online Chinese Exchange Camp in 2021.

Focusing on the theme of “Chinese Learning”, the program integrates GDUFS’s 40 years’ experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, allocating high-quality teachers, and tailoring the modules of the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) with the special training of listening, speaking, reading and writing to meet the learning demands of students to the greatest extent. In addition, video courses and lectures such as “Wandering around Guangzhou” and “Contemporary China” complement each other with Chinese learning modules, allowing students to intuitively understand the development of contemporary Chinese society and to apply what they learn in a practical context.

Opening ceremony

Cai Hong, dean of the Institute of Education for international students of GDUFS; Yu Liuyi, Chinese dean of the Confucius Institute of Sapporo University in Japan; Keshenia lozovskaya, foreign dean of the Confucius Institute of the Ural Federal University in Russia; Zhou Fuqiang, Chinese dean of the Confucius Institute of the University of Cape Verde; Zhu Hailong, Chinese dean of the Confucius Institute of the University of Aynshams in Egypt; Men Douqing, director of the International Project Center of Kobe Women's College University in Japan; Li Zhengqiang, leading teacher of Kyodo Women's University in Japan; Takashi Ueya, leading teacher of Kyoto Foreign Studies University in Japan; Liu Xiaoqing, leading teacher of Kyoto foreign languages special school in Japan; and a total of 150 students from 8 schools in Russia, Egypt, Japan, Cape Verde and Cameroon all attended the online opening ceremony, which was presided over by Liu Ping, project director of the College of Foreign Student Education.

At the opening ceremony, Cai Hong pointed out that since the outbreak of the epidemic, the College of Education for International Student has rapidly established and improved the online teaching model. It constantly explored and innovated the possibility of online education, and accumulated rich experience, offering the greatest confidence in successfully carrying out this online project. She hoped that students can seize the opportunity to actively interact with teachers and other students, learning knowledge and making friends.

Speakers included Yu Liuyi, Ksenia Lozovskaya, Ruan Zuoyin—lead teacher of the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Verde—Zhu Hailong, Li Zhengqiang, Takashi Ueya and Liu Xiaoqing. They affirmed the preparatory organization work of GDUFS in this online Chinese Learning Exchange Camp. The online program is an important supplement to the local courses on language skills. Teachers encourage overseas students to “catch the fast train of China”, learn more about China, and promote international friendship.

Representatives of teachers from each school delivered speeches

The representatives of various students shared their experiences of learning Chinese in Chinese fluently and expressed their expectations for this Online Chinese Exchange Camp, hoping to improve their Chinese proficiency and make more friends.

The representatives of students delivered speeches