This year, Guangzhou College of South China University of Technology welcomed a group of international students from Indonesia and the Netherlands. After half a year of series of Chinese studies in the Language Learning Center, they have improved their listening, speaking, reading and writing comprehensively. The Language Learning Center adopts a teaching model that combines classroom teaching and extracurricular practice, and has organized a series of characteristic courses and extracurricular practice activities. From Chen Clan Ancestral Hall to Lingnan Impression Garden, from tea ceremony to dumplings, under the guidance of the Language Learning Center, international students have a deeper understanding of Chinese culture through direct participation.
Exquisitely crafted, admiring the ancient temples
Chen Clan Academy is known as the "Pearl of Lingnan Art and Architecture". On November 12, international students stepped into the ancient temple under the leadership of the Language Learning Center. They felt the unique charm of Chinese auspicious culture in stone carving; they experienced the ingenious combination of calligraphy and carving art in brick carving. They feel the exquisite decoration in the ancestral hall, and appreciate Chinese myths and legends, landscape gardens, flowers, fruits, animals, bells, dings and Yi inscriptions before the three-dimensional, multi-level carvings.
Appreciate Lingnan customs and experience Lingnan culture
On November 19, the international students arrived at Lingnan Impression Park. The ancient buildings were built on the water, exuding the charm of Lingnan water town everywhere. Take a stroll around the park and appreciate the unique charm of Lingnan. They also learned about traditional Lingnan cultural projects and stories, such as lion dance and dragon dance, chicken gonglan, dragon boat racing, raining on bananas, and robbing mountains. In particular, Lu Feng's shadow puppet show made overseas students feel the charm of Chinese intangible cultural heritage art.
Comprehend the tea ceremony, taste tea rhyme
Tea is a national drink with a long history. On November 21st, international students approached the tea art culture. Under the explanation of Chinese students, international students have a preliminary understanding of the origin, history and development of Chinese tea art. The tea art performances amazed the international students. Accompanied by the sound of the guqin, the tea performance began slowly. Appreciating utensils, washing utensils, washing tea, making tea, dividing tea, serving tea, every movement is beautiful and smooth. The tea water flows out of the spout in a beautiful arc, like a bridge, connecting Chinese tea art culture with international students.
Making dumplings in early winter, warmth and warmth
As the saying goes: "It's not as delicious as dumplings!" On December 2, the Language Learning Center held an international dumpling-making activity for students. Under the patient guidance of three teachers including Zhang Caixia, international students earnestly learned how to roll dumpling wrappers, mix stuffing, and make dumplings. Although the dumplings on the plate are of different shapes, they are the result of concerted efforts. Everyone not only tasted the fruits of their own labor, but also learned the meaning of reunion carried by the dumplings. A meal of dumplings enhanced their understanding of Chinese food culture.
Various forms of experience tours allow international students to move from words to practice. The Language Learning Center leads international students to observe, experience, and listen to Chinese culture with their eyes, so that the seeds of Chinese culture are deeply buried in the hearts of students. (Zhang Caixia)