On March 15, 2013, Professor Ding Guangquan, a guest professor at University of International Business and Economics, gave a lecture on happy Chinese—my experience of Chinese language teaching at self-study center for international students. Happy Chinese is a combination between Chinese language teaching and traditional Chinese culture attempted by Professor Ding. Now some universities, for instance, Beijing Language and Culture University and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, have introduced experimental class.
The lecture enjoyed a warm atmosphere with laughter and applause continuing in the whole process. When news that Professor Ding would opened Happy Class in School of International Education during 3:00 pm—5:00pm was announced, as much as nearly 30 students immediately registered in the lecture.
In this lecture, Professor Ding briefed on the relationship among Chinese language teaching, traditional Chinese culture and some forms of Chinese traditional folk arts, and emphasized the importance of language learning with interest and the language environment which had a great influence on language learning in daily life. Professor Ding demonstrated on site several teaching methods of Chinese language based on such traditional folk arts as comic dialogue, allegro and Taiping lyrics, leaving the international students a deep impression.
Some well-known foreign stars in China were also present on site, for instance Francis and Nicholas Angiers and so on, those famous international students famous for their performance in some renowned Chinese entertainment programs. They demonstrated their own ability of Chinese language which made international students show great interest in Happy Class.
The lecture enjoyed a warm atmosphere with laughter and applause continuing in the whole process. When news that Professor Ding would opened Happy Class in School of International Education from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm was announced, as much as nearly 30 students immediately registered in the lecture.
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