UMP’s Confucius Institute to enhance Mandarin-language education

PEKAN: Universiti Malaysia Pahang’s (UMP) Confucius Institute (CI) will function as a Mandarin language hub to help undergraduates expand their conversation talents, as well as offering an awful lot-wished and value-delivered opportunities for activity placement.

UMP vice-chancellor Professor Dr. Wan Azhar Wan Yusoff said the newly-launched institute will play a critical function not only in helping to enhance students’ command of Mandarin but additionally in providing a coaching and mastering syllabus in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

“The institute offers the Mandarin-Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) certification, a globally-regarded Chinese language proficiency takes a look at that measures the ability of non-local speakers, to all Malaysians. Training offerings to Mandarin language teachers can be offered, and it’ll function as a Mandarin language study center for teaching materials.

“The institute will interact in pupil trade programs regarding UMP college students to universities in China to reveal undergraduates to the cultures and communities (there),” he said for the duration of the hole the UMP CI right here through the Education Ministry’s Policy Planning and Coordination Division secretary, Normah Osman.

Wan Azhar stated the help shown through the Higher Education Minister, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and the Hebei University to set up the UMP CI is an awesome reputation for the college and could help amplify cooperation between each country.

Also present have been China’s Cultural Affairs director in Malaysia Feng Jun, Hebei University vice-president Professor Dr. Shen Shigang, Confucius Institute China director Professor Gui Fuliang and UMP CI director Yong Ying Mei.

Meanwhile, Normah praised the move by UMP and Hebei University and said she expects the CI to serve as a hub for cultural alternate, monetary development and the strengthening of know-how in the technological know-how and era fields of both nations.

“Being a technical university, I desire UMP will take the possibility to (make sure) the CI (engages in the sharing of) technical information, generation transfer, development, and studies, in addition to product commercialization.

“This flow will assist flip Malaysia into an international training hub by way of selling language and cultural change, in addition to scholar and workforce mobility programs,” she said.

Normah added that there are presently 3 CIs in Malaysia, namely Universiti Malaya, Segi University and Universiti Malaysia Sabah, which contribute substantially to the Mandarin language gaining knowledge of and cultural alternate between Malaysia and China.

Meanwhile, Feng Jun stated that there are 530 CIs in a hundred and fifty-five nations around the arena; while in Malaysia, the primary CI at Universiti Malaya changed into setting up 10 years in the past.

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