The 2017 Summer Camp
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Fri, 2017-07-07 22:41

Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi organized the “2017 Summer Camp” sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) from Kenya to Tianjin Normal University.  The Summer Camp commenced on June 19th, 2017 and lasted for two weeks.

In order for the students to appreciate Chinese language and Culture, Tianjin Normal University organized various activities including the paper cutting, calligraphy and Peking Opera tutorials in addition to HSK Revision activities.

There was also a visit to the ancient cultural street during the second week which was among the greatest experience students were exposed to. The students saw and learnt about the Chinese traditional outfits (qípáo), antique carvings and the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals. The students sat for HSK Level 2 examinations and were later awarded certificates by Tianjin Normal University at the end of the closing ceremony.

The Students also toured some parts of Beijing. Some of the sites visited included the National Center for Performing Arts, the Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City. There was also a hike of the Great Wall, Badaling section which marked the peak moments of the summer camp trip experience. The Great Wall is one of the 7 wonders of the world. Most students managed to climb as high as 888 meters. During the trip in Beijing, the students also visited the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). During the China Exploratorium, students saw the Statute of the legendary Confucius and a brief history about him, the history and development of Chinese characters, Kungfu masters’ portraits, Chinese musical instruments, Chinese Opera dress code, development of cities throughout the years and Chinese Zodiac animals. They also sampled various art gallery exhibitions- indeed Chinese have a rich culture!

The students departed from Tianjin on July 1st 2017 arriving in Kenya on July 2nd, 2017. What a great experience!

 

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