Ceremony of Official Opening of New Teaching Area Held at the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi
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Mon, 2018-01-29 17:10

January 29, 2018, the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi officially opened the new teaching area on the 7th floor of University Tower, main campus. Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Ambassador Liu Xianfa, Counselor Wang Xuezheng, Director Zhang Gang, Vice Chancellor of University of Nairobi Professor Peter Mbithi, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic affairs Professor Henry Mutoro, Professor Enos H. Njeru, principle of college of humanities and social sciences, Professor Wahome, associate principle of the School of Humanities (FOA) and staff of Confucius Institute attended the ceremony of official opening of new teaching area.

Ambassador Liu Xianfa and his party arrived at the Confucius Institute on the 7th floor at 3:00 PM and had cordial talks with the new director Xiao Shan and the old former director Guo Hong, expressing the embassy’s appreciation and support for the Confucius Institute. The ceremony officially began at half past three, the local teacher Ruth from the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi hosted the event. Firstly, the Confucius Institute Choir sang "malaika" and "In the Field of Hope". The "Chinese Bridge" winner Dai Qian performed a dance "Cai Wei" to welcome guests to this event. After appreciating the song, the ambassador felt deeply touched by "In the Field of Hope." He explained the song to the audience in detail and pointed out that the song was full of the Chinese family's spirit of hope and positiveness.

At the Chinese Cultural Experience Center, the Confucius Institute volunteer teacher Xie Li demonstrated the all-in-one machine. In the language lab, the volunteer teacher Wu Run showed how to use the audio equipment to teach Chinese language and let guests perform the teaching experience. The guests visited the video room. The Confucius Institute played a high-definition "Beautiful China" video for the guests. The clear picture was accompanied by a lossless sound quality. It was just like a small theater.

The new teaching area of the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi has introduced advanced teaching equipment to provide technical support for the improvement of teaching quality. It is believed that with the joint efforts of all faculty members, Confucius Institute will play a greater role in promoting Chinese language teaching and spreading Chinese culture.

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