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Let Chinese flowers bloom - The Pre-service Training of Volunteer Teachers to African and European Countries in 2018 Supported by Confucius Institute Headquarters(Hanban) Officially Ended

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On the morning of February 2nd, the closing ceremony of the Pre-service Training of Volunteer Teachers to African and European Countries in 2018 was held at the second lecture hall of Dewang Library, Xiang’an campus, Xiamen University. The ceremony was hosted by Fan Li, Secretary of CPC Branch of the Southern Base of Confucius Institute Headquarters Office of Confucius Institute Affairs. Zhan Xinli, Vice President of Xiamen University; Mao Tongwen, Director of the Southern Base of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Office of Confucius Institute Affairs; Genghu, Vice Director of the Southern Base and all teachers, representatives of training experts and 160 trainees participated the ceremony.


 Ms. Fan Li was hosting
First of all, a video recording the 40-day training kicked off the graduation ceremony. Looking back at the 40 days of training, the students smiled with tears flashing. Subsequently, Ms. Fan Li extended her warmest congratulation and best wishes to the training’s success and those volunteer teachers who are going to Africa, European countries and engaged in teaching Chinese. Ms. Fan wished they could continue to be energetic and enthusiastic in the foreign country, to pursue their own passion, and to achieve the sacred mission of promoting Chinese language and Chinese culture.


Ms. Zhan Xinli addressed
Afterwards, Ms. Zhan Xinli delivered a speech. She first affirmed the trainees' efforts of 40-day training and congratulated on their training achievements of “Grand Slam”. Then she talked about her experience of the Confucius Institute at Nanamdi Azikiwe University, and used it to encouraged students who are going to African countries. She said, no matter how difficult the living conditions and difficulties they encountered, Chinese volunteer teachers should hold a mission to spread Chinese, enrich spiritual life, and realize the value of life. In addition, she put forward the following requirements for the students who are about to go overseas: First, to strengthen the ideal and conviction of the volunteers’ "three senses and three emotions"; secondly, to understand the cultural differences, abide by the laws and regulations of the local country going abroad and accept different cultures with an open mind. “When it comes to different civilizations, exchange will replace estrangement, mutual learning will replace clashes, and coexistence will replace a sense of superiority”; Third, to raise awareness of self-protection and pay attention to personal safety. In the end, she recruited those volunteer to the XMU alumni family which has already 300,000 members. She wished the students could go to their posts smoothly and realize the dream of Chinese teaching as soon as possible.


Mr. Mao Tongwen delivered a speech
On behalf of Xiamen University and all teachers of the Southern base, Mr. Mao Tongwen extended his heartfelt congratulations and the best wishes to those Chinese volunteer teachers. Mr. Mao said that as a volunteer who is going to go overseas, he must cherish the time, seize the opportunity and cherish the motherland's mission firmly in mind so as to live up to the heavy task of spreading Chinese culture. At the same time, he should also have the spirit of "Taking Responsibilities for Country," cherish the motherland, cherish the world, integrate personal values with the cause of the country, pursue excellence and strive for perfect, and feel boundless honor and pride for being a volunteer of Chinese teachers. Finally, Mr. Mao wished all the leaders, teachers and all the volunteers happy new year!


Volunteers were awarded certifications
Later, Ms. Zhan Xinli, Mr. Mao Tongwen and Mr. Geng Hu issued graduate certificates for the trainee representatives and congratulated all of them on their graduation. Subsequently, Miss Feng Sisi, from Shanghai Normal University and about to Botswana, made a speech on behalf of all the participants. She said that the trainees had overcome all kinds of difficulties, actively participated in the training and had forged profound friendship with each other. Through the training, everyone had greatly improved their teaching abilities. Therefore, they were grateful to the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and the southern Base. Represent all of the volunteer teachers, she said, she will certainly live up to her mission, do well in Chinese world-wide promoting , and better introduce Chinese culture to the world. All trainees then conducted a swearing-in ceremony for volunteer Chinese teachers.


Trainee representative Feng Sisi made a speech

After the swearing-in ceremony, versatile trainees’ brilliant talent performance officially started. The performance was kicked off in the cheerful dance “Love”, followed by the Han Chinese Clothing Show “The State of Ceremony” and the singing and dancing "Legend of Koi". The audience was amazed at the beauty of the Chinese clothing. After that, the impassioned recitation "I am a Willful Children" won rounds of applause. Then, a mix of different countries’ songs brought the show to a climax. Sketch “I Come from Africa” let audiences learn the cross-cultural communication between China and Africa from laughter, and Xinjiang folk dance “The Memory of Mount Tianshan” let audience immerse in it. Following the appreciation of the tenderness of women, masculinity also debuted. Martial arts show “Chinese Martial Arts” presented everyone the lofty sentiments of hero. With classical dance style, Chinese ancient dance "Picking Osmund" made a deep impression on the audiences. The other sketch “Sequels of the Legend of Zhen Huan” let everyone double over with laughter. Finally, the wonderful performance show came to a successful conclusion in the chorus of "Let Chinese Flowers Bllom" by all trainees. Whether the energetic opening dance, or the interesting cross dialogue, Chinese allegro show and the sketches, or the surprise of class teacher's blessing, all demonstrated the demeanour of contemporary Chinese teachers. Finally, all the cast members took a group photo with teachers who attended the graduation ceremony.

All cast members took a photo with the teacher who attended the closing ceremony

The 2018 Confucius Institute (Hanban) Pre-service Training of Volunteer Teachers to African and European Countries
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