Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi Introduced Chinese Culture to KAA Staff Who Are Learning Chinese Language
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Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-11-20 15:23

On November 20th 2017confucius Institute the KAA staff to give them a taste of Chinese Culture during their Chinese training course class period. They were so excited to see the writing brushes, ink tank and opera masks.

At the beginning, Prof. Guo Hong, Director of Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi asked the staff about their Chinese learning experience since the course started and they said that it was so interesting and could not wait to learn more. She introduced the Chinese culture on names and then the first experience was Chinese tea. The volunteer Chinese teacher introduced different kinds of Chinese tea and tools to make tea. The students were interested in Chinese tea and they asked a lot of questions and all answered by the teacher. Then, the teacher started to make tea. The students watched every step of making tea, they were drunk by the fragrance of tea. After making tea, students tried the tea. Although Kenya is also a tea-producing country, as the different culture, people like to add sugar and milk into the tea, so the students didn’t like the bitter taste of Chinese tea, but after a while, the sweet after taste surprised the students.

After making tea, teachers introduced Chinese calligraphy and opera masks to the students. The students practiced writing their names with writing brushes and painted their own masks. At the end, the students held their calligraphy and masks works and took a group photo. 

After Kenya Immigration, KRA and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya, KAA is the fourth Kenyan government department that Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi is cooperating with. Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi hopes through the Chinese for special purposes courses; we can deepen the cooperation with Kenya government departments and contribute to the friendship between China and Kenya.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2017-12-14 15:23