Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

CISFSU Hosted Multiple Events to Celebrate Global Confucius Institute Day

       Sep. 26. Global Confucius Institute Day Celebration opened in the School of Business Building on SF State campus. Over 100 students, parents, teachers and visiting students artists from Beijing Normal University Youth Art Troupe joined the celebration.

       The celebration was divided into three sessions: Post-2015 summer camp gathering, Interaction between Sino-US students and Appreciation of Chinese Arts.

       American High school students shared their experience of attending the two-week long summer camp in China. They presented their stories vividly with well-made PowerPoint files, together with videos and souvenirs brought back from China. Interaction between Sino-US students started naturally without even the icebreaking moments. Students eagerly shared with each other their school life and personal hobbies. They all enjoyed the demo Kong-Fu class by the young masters from Beijing Normal University Youth Art Troupe. The appreciation and demonstration of Chinese brush calligraphy and traditional Chinese painting was lead by Professor Aiqin Zhou from UC Berkeley Extension. All participants were very much impressed by her delicate writing and excitedly grasped the brush, traced the Chinese characters with ink.

       2015 Global Confucius Institute Day falls on the very day of traditional Chinese festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival. CI at SF State prepared moon cakes for all the participants. Everyone was exciting tasting moon cake while enjoying Chinese culture, had a wonderful time with Confucius Institute.




Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

旧金山州立大学孔子学院举办多场活动庆贺“全球孔子学院日”

       当地时间9月26日上午,“全球孔子学院日”旧金山州立大学孔子学院庆典活动在学校商学院大楼举行,来自北加州地区的孔院师生、家长、夏令营带队老师及营员、社区居民以及北师大巡演团部分团员100多人参加活动。

       庆典活动由三个系列活动组成: 2015年夏令营分享会、北师大学生与美国学生互动交流,中国文化艺术欣赏与互动。

       上午11点,夏令营分享会准时开始,孔院院长谢家新首先介绍夏令营组织形式,活动内容,感谢领队老师、家长付出的辛勤劳动,感谢营员们的积极参与,相信大家一定有很多美好的回忆和精彩的内容与去过夏令营的和打算参加夏令营同学分享。近60人的会场气氛热烈,夏令营领队和营员用PPT、视频、录音等形式,展示他们在中国的学习生活和旅游经历。每个人的介绍都是独特的、细节的,带着真情实感的,都表示夏令营给了他们很好的机会去了解中国人、认识中国家庭、结交各国朋友、品尝中国美食、游览中国河山;夏令营让他们更开朗、更想学汉语,更向往到中国去学习。两个小时的分享会,美好回忆,言犹未尽。

       李韧竹领事在致辞中,代表总领事对旧金山孔院建院十年来在开展中国文化活动,组织和推动当地汉语教学工作做出的贡献给予了充分的肯定。她预祝旧金山州大孔院十周年的系列庆祝活动取得圆满成功。

       北师大部分学生与州大学生的互动交流在另一间教室举行,在短暂的稍许羞怯的自我介绍后,同学们纷纷站起来走向临近的同学,开始酣畅地交流起来。学习专业、爱好、家乡、学校活动等话题拉近了相互的距离,州大学生请师大学生教武术,教室里瞬间成了武术教练场,师大学生手把手教授,美国学生的“武”姿引来哄堂大笑,笑声在友好的氛围回荡。

       下午1点半,书画欣赏与互动在第三活动室开始。用大红条幅书写的歌词《多情的土地》,和暗花古朴的宣纸书写的苏东坡《明月几时有》的条幅,挂在教室的三面墙上,参加完上述两个活动的教师、学生和家长以及专门来参加书画欣赏和互动的中小学生、社区书画爱好者纷纷走进教室,阅读欣赏着墙上的条幅,赞叹诗句的优美,书法的刚劲。条桌前,加州大学伯克利分校继续教育学院的周爱琴老师挥动大毫,为书法爱好者展示书法的运笔和走势,随后,学生们拿起孔院准备的毛笔、宣纸,跟着周老师一笔一画练习起来,现场气氛非常庄重严肃。

       今年的“全球孔子学院日”正值中秋佳节,参加庆典的人们品尝着中秋月饼,体验着中国文化,度过了美好充实的一天。


(旧金山州立大学孔子学院供稿)