Opening Ceremony of Chinese Training Workshop (Summer Class) for Members of National Legislative Assembly (NLA) of Thailand Held

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Kasetsart University (CIKU), Thailand [Time]    2019-03-27 15:51:44 

On March 19th, the opening ceremony of Chinese Language Training (Summer Class) for Members of NLA of Thailand, which was jointly organized by the Secretariat of the Senate of Thailand and the CIKU, was held. Surachai Liengboonlertchai, First Vice President of NLA, attended the ceremony.

Group photo

At the opening ceremony, Surachai Liengboonlertchai extended gratitude to the CIKU faculties for their efforts and to Gao Huimin, Chinese Director of the CIKU, for her well-designed textbooks and teaching. He said that this Chinese language class boasted various teaching contents, which were very helpful to NLA members, helping them to apply their learning to use. At the same time, he also appreciated NLA members¡¯ attention to the Chinese language training class and praised the students¡¯ hard-working and diligent attitude.

Surachai Liengboonlertchai delivering a speech

Suwannee Hutayana, Director of the Group of Chinese and Other Languages of the Secretariat of the Senate, and the liaison officer Zhang Bowen expressed that the ¡°Chinese Training Workshop¡± will be carried out in two sessions plus one summer class in a year. And gradually, the Chinese language training would be carried out on a regular basis. In the future, the civil servants of National Assembly of Thailand would probably be offered with such training.

Zhang Bowen introducing textbooks to the NLA members

Since its opening in 2018, the ¡°Chinese Training Workshop for Members of NLA of Thailand¡± has been carried out for three consecutive sessions. The CIKU worked closely with the Secretariat of the Senate of Thailand to customize Chinese conversation textbooks and teaching materials for NLA members.

Gao Huimin instructing NLA members to read the Chinese characters

After the systematic training in the first and second sessions, the NLA members have greatly improved their Chinese proficiency and mastered the Chinese expressions of greeting and reception in high-level visits. In this summer class, based on their wok and life, systematic language training will be carried out with clearer learning objectives and more plentiful learning contents. Considering their learning competence and characteristics, meanwhile, relevant activities such as language practice and cultural communication will also be conducted to strengthen the Chinese learning effect and deepen the cultural understanding of the two countries.

Students learning proactively

As the cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative between China and Thailand is constantly deepened, the CIKU, based on its own features, integrates itself into the local society with a professional and modest attitude, and vigorously carries out Chinese language teaching branded programs at different levels. The CIKU will continue to cooperate with NLA and the Secretariat of the Senate of Thailand, and with a conscientious attitude, make the Chinese Training Workshop for Members of NLA of Thailand and cultural exchanges between the two countries a success, and thus making fresh contributions to deepening the mutual understanding of the two peoples.

Story by Li Shuang


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