Lahore, February 10, 2015 (PPI-OT): A Chinese trade delegation of the Jiangsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry headed by Mr. Wang guogui, Ms. Jiang Li and Mr. Zhou Jisheng, Education Director of Huawen College-International visited Kids Galaxy School with a purpose to initiate Chinese language classes at the primary level of education. The visit was facilitated by Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Students and teachers warmly welcomed the delegates with a friendly gesture while children performed on a thematic song on Pak-China Friendship. The delegates appreciated the children effort and presented some souvenirs especially bought from China.
Chinese delegates held a short interactive session with the kids in which they taught children some Chinese words such as Ni How, “How are You”, Shang Wu Hao, “Good Morning”, Xia Wu Hao, “Good afternoon”, Wan Shang Hao, Good evening. Children enjoyed learning and pronouncing them.
Later on the Delegates discussed with Ms. Ayesha Salahuddin, principal of Kids Galaxy School the prospects of introducing Chinese Curriculum at the primary level of education. Ms. Jiang Li said that China can send language trainers and experts to Pakistani schools.
She added that according to Research, Children are good to learn and pick new languages because the brain is more open to new sounds and patterns in pre-adolescence. She said that a benefit of child-oriented language classes is that they tend to allow more play.
Songs and chants are commonplace in children’s lessons, along with physical activities whereas Adult classes tend to be more analytical and conceptual, which could actually hamper the process of learning. Ms. Ayesha Shahid appreciated the proposal and said that she will extent all possible cooperation in this regard and it would definitely pave way for more children learning Chinese Language and bridging the communication gap.
For more information, contact:
Wardah Ali Gohar
Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI)
Mega Tower, 309 – 6th Floor,
Main Boulevard, Gulberg II,
Lahore, Punjab – Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35777460-02, +92-42-37032203, +92-42-35874353