40 Pakistani teachers leave after attending 15-day Chinese language course

BEIJING (Sarzameen News)- A group of forty Pakistani teachers on Sunday left for home after attending a 15-day Chinese language training programme at Institute for Cultural Studies, Capital Normal University in Beijing China.

The training programme was organized and sponsored by Chinese embassy in Islamabad in collaboration with Beijing Municipal Commission of Education and Beijing InternationalEducation Exchange Center.

The teachers, including 26 females and 14 males selected from different institutes across the country including Khyber-Pakhtoonkhaw and Balochistan provinces, were imparted training on preliminary Chinese language, teaching techniques and music under the 2017 International Chinese Language Teacher Training Programme.  The visits of Great Wall and Summer Palaceand Forbidden City were arranged for the group to aware them about Chinese history and culture.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Head of Training Program, Pang Chunli said the workshop was arranged for enhancing understanding between people of China and Pakistan. He said the teachers had a good experience of Chinese culture during the training and they will cherish unforgettable memories. He expressed the confidence that these teachers will make greater contributions to further promote all-weather China-Pakistan friendship in future.

On behalf of female teachers, Ms. Nusrat Arshad thanked the organizers, especially the spouse of Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan, Sun Weidong for arranging this important visit. She said the training will benefit not only the teachers but they will be able to teach in a better way in future. Faheem Arshad, on behalf of male teachers also shared his experiences and thanked the organizers for being looked after well. He said all the group was delighted to see historical places and impressed with Chinese hospitality.

Faheem Arshad was impressed with the rapid development of Chin and was delighted to meet Chinese friends and experience Chinese cuisines. Later, all the participants were awarded certificates by the Head of Training ProgramME, Pang Chunli. It is the third batch of Pakistani teachers visiting China for language training since 2015. So far, at least 120 Pakistani teachers have got training under the programME.

Since the start of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the people especially youngsters across the country, have been more eager to learn the Chinese language than ever before.

Currently, four Confucius Institutes have been working in different areas of Pakistan to impart the Chinese language to students from all walks of life.

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