Boosting Heirs of Georgian-Chinese Friendship
28 March, 2013
Boosting Heirs of Georgian-Chinese Friendship
Last week, at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, a meeting with pupils of 11 Georgian schools and volunteer teachers of Chinese language was held to sum up the results of two month-long teaching.
Chen Jianfu, Ambassador of China to Georgia said: “It is a pleasure seeing you here, particularly the lively faces of children. They have shown a lot of enthusiasm and have already achieved certain success. This means that the relations between the two countries are
becoming closer. If last year, Chinese language was only taught at Georgian universities, now it is also taught at public schools by volunteer teachers. I am glad that there will be heirs to the Georgian-Chinese friendship tradition. Learning the language has gone beyond mere getting acquainted with culture. There is a boom of learning Chinese globally. Therefore, the government of China is allotting a lot of money. To prove that, it is enough to mention 300 institutes named after Confucius that have been opened up to date in the world. Chinese is the second most frequently learnt language after English.”
The next speaker was Aluda Goglichidze, Deputy Education Minister who greeted the ambassador, as well as participants and media representatives. “We are collaborating with the Confucius Institute. Thanks to the latter, ten teachers of high qualification were selected for our schools. Also the scholarships of the Chinese government for Georgian students should be mentioned. On behalf of the Georgian Ministry of Education, I want to confirm that we are always ready to boost the bilateral cooperation.”
Georgian Journal talked to Elene Datunashvili, a 15-year-old girl who learns Chinese at No. 53 public school: “We have learnt elementary level of communication. I want to admit that writing is quite complicated and we only know several hieroglyphs. We know around 30-40 of them. Hopefully, I will visit China one day, as it is the country of ancient culture.”
One of the volunteer teachers told Georgian Journal:”I think that Georgian students are very clever and they want to learn Chinese language. It is my first country of teaching and I am very content with children.”
Following the official speeches, eleven public schools presented their performances – some played the contemporary Chinese songs, others – folklore. Besides pupils, there were university students too. At the end of the event, famous Georgian classic song “Suliko” was performed in Chinese and Georgian languages. Some pupils cited verses of Chinese poets. The meeting was capped by the buffet of famous Chinese cuisine. The volunteer teachers will stay in Georgia for 5 months more.
Print
Other Stories
Ari Roland Jazz Quartet’s online video concert for Georgia
Ari Roland Jazz Quartet held a special online concert for the Georgian people under courtesy of the US embassy in Tbilisi.
Classic British suits made in Georgia
Classic suits and outfit are yet again becoming trendy worldwide and Georgia, of course, is not excluded.
Georgian national ballet holds online lessons amid lockdown
Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet started giving lessons online after the group’s popular dance schools closed their doors due to the coronavirus, Reuters reports.
Exclusive interview with Aurélia Thierrée, Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter
Aurélia Thierrée is the daughter of Victoria Chaplin and Jean-Baptiste Thierrée and the sister of James Thierrée. She is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin and Oona O'Neill.
Lithuanian Library Advices To Watch Georgian Movies While In Self-isolation
A library in Lithuanian city of Klaipeda advices readers to watch Georgian movies. Their call was also posted on Facebook page.
Georgian Films Being Screened in Strasbourg
Georgian movies are being screened in Strasbourg to mark the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
The Art Life of Brother Valetovs
Brother Valetovs, Temo, and Anzor are self-taught artists
Georgian Eurovision 2020 Contestant Releases a Music Video
The music video of the Georgian contestant on Eurovision Tornike Kipiani was published yesterday on Youtube
Georgian Artist's Phenomenal Work
Guram Dolenjashvili is a Georgian artist who has been working overseas for 20 years
R.O x Konoba's New Music Video Shot In Georgia
The famous Belgian duet R.O x Konoba releases a music video shot in Georgia
Celebrate Mother's Day at Courtyard by Marriott Tbilisi Hotel
Celebrate this wonderful day with you beloved children at Courtyard by Marriott Tbilisi Hotel!
Levan Gelbakhiani receives European Shooting Stars Award
The main actor in the movie "And Then We Danced", Levan Gelbakhiani received the European Shooting Stars Award 2020 on February 24 at Berlin International Film Festival
“Georgians for Georgia” - Campaign initiated by “Kart-Valley Corporation”
“Georgians for Georgia” is a Campaign initiated by “Kart-Valley Corporation”, which serves to select and gather Brand Ambassadors from all over the world.
"New museum in Georgia uses technology to bring art to life"-Euronews
Recently Euronews has published an article about the new Museum of Holograms, called Holoseum, in Tbilisi
Georgian-Born Singer Beloved Artist of Azerbaijan
PalitraNews publishes an interview with Georgian-born singer in Azerbaijan, Manana Japharidze
"Georgian Wine is a Great Discovery"- Andrew Jefford
Georgian wine producers participated in the international wine and spirits exhibition held in Paris, France.
Apollo Magazine about State Silk Museum Tbilisi
The English language monthly magazine Apollo covering visual arts of all periods from antiquity to present day publishes an article about the State Silk Museum in Tbilisi.
"The film has certainly picked up acclaim"-Vogue about "And Then We Danced"
Fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue publishes an article about the Swedish-Georgian movie titled "And Then We Danced" directed by Levan Akin.
Shopping Hotspot in Barcelona Created by Georgian Designer
Metal Magazine publishes an article about a shopping hotspot Darial created by a Georgian fashion designer Djaba Diassamidze, who has also established his own atelier there.
Georgian Actress taking part in New York play festival
According to Georgian media holding Kvira Georgian actress, Anna Cherkezishvili participated in New York ten minute play-festival.
Tbilisi takes third place in the best destinations of Europe 2020
Tbilisi, the capital city of Georga took third place in the international competition "The Best Destinations of Europe 2020."
Story of Winery that received first Bio Certificate in Georgia
It is said Iago’s Wine is one of the few wines which makes you admit that wine can be red, white, pink and now amber as well.
New virus is to strengthen our faith, says Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia
"A new virus has emerged and many people are scared of this virus. Some have called it the "deadly virus."
Top 5 must-listen Georgian folk songs
The folk music of Georgia consists of at least fifteen regional styles. Georgian folk music is predominantly vocal and is widely known for its rich traditions of vocal polyphony
Hotel Heritage Hotel & Suites opens in Tbilisi
Hotel Heritage Hotel & Suites was opened in Tbilisi, Saint-Petersburg street 6.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
11.08.2020
12.08.2020
USD
1
USD
3.0743
3.0747
EUR
1
EUR
3.6138
3.6272
GBP
1
GBP
4.0061
4.0294
RUB
100
RUB
4.1709
4.2244