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.
On 18 July, 2016, all public schools in Cape Town started the new term, which also means the Mandarin teaching work of the Confucius Institute (CI) at UCT enters a new cycle. Along with the arrival of four new volunteer teachers, the CI at UCT now has two experienced teachers, who will take charge of the Mandarin classes in the School of Languages and Literatures, and five volunteer teachers, who are responsible for various primary schools and high schools.
The University of Cape Town presents China - South Africa Best Business Practice seminar. The seminar takes place on the 14 September 2016 at the Graduate School of Business. Book now for the early bird fee.
A second orientation programme for semester abroad students was held on Tuesday 12th July at Jameson Hall, UCT. Confucius Institute participated at the exhibition and turned it into an international reunion.
Professor Chunsheng Chen, the Chairman of the University Council of Sun Yat-sen University, visited University of Cape Town to promote cooperation in various fields between two universities.
UCT's Sonya Cotton has won the second prize at the 15th Chinese Bridge Competition for South African College Students and will travel to China in July 2016 to participate against other foreign students in the final competition.
The "New Silk Road" cucurbit flute special concert that was presented by the UCT Confucius Institute at the Baxter Theatre on 15 May was a huge success and received high praise from the audience.
The Confucius Institute at UCT invites you to an evening of Chinese traditional music on Sunday 15 May from 18:30-20:30 at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch, Cape Town.
A group of South African teachers recently visited China as guests of the UCT Confucius Institute. Here are two teachers' accounts of their 10-day visit to China.
The Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) has launched a Confucius Institute Scholarships programme that will provide scholarships to students, scholars and Chinese language teachers for study at universities in China.
Sun Yat-sen University, the partner university of UCT's Confucius Institute, will host a summer camp at its School of Chinese as a Second Language. After some days of study and local travel in Guangzhou, students will travel to Beijing and Guilin for historical and cultural visits.