New Confucius Institute at UG offering studies in Mandarin

– programmes in other Chinese disciplines

Guyana citizens can now learn to read, speak and write in Mandarin, as well as shadow boxing (Tai Chi) and to understand Chinese culture thanks the commencement of such courses at the recently established University of Guyana Confucius Institute (UGCI).

The institute, the product of an agreement between the University of Guyana and Dailan University of Foreign Languages in China, was inaugurated last evening although basic yet comprehensive classes in Tai Chi, a certified language programme in Mandarin, and classes in Chinese culture commenced on March 24.

Currently, students enrolled in the Language course are being taught to listen, write, and speak Mandarin. Those enrolled are required to attend four hours of classes per week – two hours each on Tuesday and Thursday from 14:15 hrs to 16:15 hrs, or on Saturday from 9:00 hrs to 11:00 hrs. Tai Chi classes …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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