On May 14, the opening ceremony of pre-service training class for the Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban volunteers going to the United States in 2018 was ceremoniously held in Beijing Language and Culture University.
Professor Zhang Wangxi, President Assistant of Beijing Language and Culture University and Director of Faculty of International Education of Chinese Language, said in his speech that in today's increasingly diverse world, our country attaches great importance to promoting cultural communication and mutual learning among different countries. Confucius institute, as an important platform for the world to know China, made great contributions to spreading splendid and long-standing Chinese culture and promoting the development of diverse world cultures. He pointed out that adhering to the previous training experience and aiming at the demand of volunteer teachers to take up their jobs, while BLCU has excellent teachers, innovative curriculum design, and efforts to improve volunteers' Chinese teaching skills in a short period of time, so as to help volunteers successfully complete the transition from youth teachers to experienced teachers.
In recent years, the high-level exchanges and cooperation between China and the United States have gradually deepened. The work done by Confucius institute over the years has made great contributions to promoting mutual understanding and trust between China and the United States and shaping China's international image. As the transmitter of Chinese culture and the "unsung hero" of Sino-American cultural exchange, young volunteers are achieving their dreams and contributing their strength to the deep friendship between the younger generations of China and the United States.