MUST holds 1st Chinese Language Camp for South Korean university students

The University International College (UIC) of Macau University of Science and Technology and the Macau International Education Training Center jointly organized a Chinese winter camp titled “China with a Different Look – Experience Macau” for students from the SolBridge International School of Business of Woosong University, South Korea, and held the closing ceremony in the morning of January 26, 2018. Professor Sun Jianrong, Associate Vice President of MUST and Dean of UIC, Assistant Dean Wei Hui Ping, instructor Jiang Nan and Zhang Xue, the team of assistant tutors from the Master in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language program of UIC, and students from South Korean attended the closing ceremony, which draws a successful end to the 20-days camp.

At the closing ceremony, students from the SolBridge International School of Business of Woosong University, presented their learning outcomes in the past 20 days. The presentations were in a great diversity in both forms and contents, including Chinese songs solo performance , mini choir, Chinese fables-based sitcom, poetry recital, Chinese painting and calligraphy, which demonstrated richness and depth of the Chinese culture and youth vigor of the students. Following the presentations, Professor Sun Jianrong delivered a speech and presented certificates to the students. In his speech, Professor Sun extended thanks to the teaching team and to the 15 South Korean students; he also sent his best wishes to the students, hoping that they would continue to keep their passion in Chinese culture and study Chinese language and Chinese culture in greater depth when they go back to South Korea.

This winter camp has been the first short-term course tailor-designed by MUST for Korean-speaking learners of Chinese; it has also been the first time that Woosong University sent study tour groups to Macau. The teaching team integrated elementary language teaching in the form of Chinese dialogues, reading and writing, and cultural subjects, including Chinese calligraphy, Chinese music, Chinese clothings, tea art, architecture etc.. In addition, led by the assistant tutors, the students spent their spare time to visit famous cultural and historical places, which enabled them to experience the unique customs and multi-cultural atmosphere of Macau in person. The success of the winter camp provided new approach to teaching Chinese language and Chinese culture to South Korean university students; it also promoted academic exchanges between MUST and the South Korean higher education community effectively.