On Saturday 13th August, the 9th Chinese Bridge Preliminary Contest in South Africa for Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students was held in Cape Academy for Math, Science and Technology. Fourteen competitors from various secondary schools participated in the competition.
On Wednesday 10th August, Professor Qin, the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute (CI) at UCT, and colleagues visited Norma Road Primary School to discuss the possibility of long-term cooperation in the offering of Mandarin classes at the school.
The Chinese cultural programmes for students at the School of Languages and Literatures (SLL) at UCT started on Thursday 4 August 2016. It is widely known that language and culture are inseparable, and as a supplement to the Chinese course in SLL, the programmes aim to stimulate learners’ enthusiasm for Chinese learning and enhance their Chinese cultural awareness.
Ping Tan, the Deputy Minister of Hunan Overseas Friendship Association recently led a delegation on a visit to the Confucius Institute (CI) at UCT. A welcome tea was held at the International Academic Programme Office (IAPO) staff lounge for the delegation, with attendance of the IAPO staff and CI teachers.