TAG- Confucius Participates in the Chinese Great Wall Language Competition
TAG- Confucius Participates in the Chinese Great Wall Language Competition We are extremely happy to be part of this important event which echoes the vital role of learning languages as a tool for a better future. The Chinese language has gained a lot of interest by students and we would like to see more learning this global language- Al Husseini
AMMAN-------May 21, 2012------- Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute (TAG- Confucius), the official testing center for China's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi or the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) took part in the Language Competition organized by Languages Department of the University of Jordan in cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in Amman.
The event, held under the patronage of head of the Jordan University Dr. Ekhlef Al Tarawneh in the presence of the Chinese Councilor and the Chinese Cultural Attach as well as the head of the Languages Department of the University of Jordan Ms. Rola Qawas witnessed the participation of a large number of students and specialists. Mustafa Al Husseini, TAG- Confucius executive director said:" We are extremely happy to be part of this important event which echoes the vital role of learning languages as a tool for a better future.
The Chinese language has gained a lot of interest by students and we would like to see more learning this global language." The contest consisted of two phases: A written test where participants used their written capabilities and skills in Chinese language and the second phase where they had to take an oral test to show their capabilities in pronunciation, reading in addition to conversation in front of a committee of teachers.
Ten students who achieved the highest average for the written and oral phases were awarded and only one will earn the honor of representing Jordan in the international Chinese language contest, which will take place in Beijing. At the end of the competition TAG- Confucius officials presented winners with awards and gifts.
About TAG- Confucius Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute was established in September 2008 to promote the Chinese language and culture, in order to reach a better mutual understanding between Arab and Chinese cultures.
This is one-of-a-kind initiative based on the cooperation agreement between Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) and the Confucius Institute in China. The Institute was named after Confucius, the world-renowned great thinker, educator and philosopher in Chinese history. Confucius' thoughts have influenced China and other areas in the world for nearly 2000 years.