Delegation of Hanban visits the Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada

[Source]    Confucius Institute Headquarters(Hanban) [Time]    2016-05-17 14:15:58 

On May 2nd, local time, the 4-member delegation headed by Mr. Wang Yongli, Deputy Chief Executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters and Deputy Director General of Hanban, visited the Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, where they supervised the work by the Confucius Institute.

During their visit, the delegation listened carefully to the work report of the Confucius Institute on Chinese language teaching, cultural activities, cooperation and exchanges from 2015 to 2016 and conducted cordial exchanges with volunteer Chinese language teachers of the Confucius Institute. In the midst of their discussion, the supervision group hailed each volunteer¡¯s hard work, proposed suggestions and requirements on the localization of Chinese language teaching, and encouraged everyone to foster their spirit of exploration with emphasis on innovation and integration in practice.

Then, the delegation held talks with Peter Stoicheff, President of the University of Saskatchewan. Deputy Director General Wang Yongli presented the development of Confucius Institutes around the world and expressed his appreciation to the University of Saskatchewan for its long-term cooperation and exchanges with Beijing Institute of Technology as well as its guidance and strong support for the Confucius Institute. He also expressed his hope to further strengthen comprehensive cooperation with the University of Saskatchewan.

President Peter Stoicheff stressed that the Confucius Institute had exerted positive influence on the exchanges between Chinese and Canadian scholars as well as on the cooperation and exchanges between the University of Saskatchewan and China¡¯s higher education institutions. The University of Saskatchewan will continue to focus on and support the development of the Confucius Institute, so as to further facilitate the work of the Confucius Institute on all fronts.

President Stoicheff highly affirmed and commended Confucius Institute Headquarters¡¯ unremitting efforts in and contributions to promoting international cultural exchanges and cooperation as well as enhancing and reinforcing China-Canada friendship for a long time.

The delegation also attended the End-of-Winter-Semester Gala hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan and watched the performance together with around 300 people from all sectors of the Saskatoon community. The dance group, folk music group, dragon and lion dance group, and Taiji class students from the Confucius Institute staged fascinating performances with Chinese ethnic and cultural characteristics, winning rounds of applause from the audience.


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