A visiting mission
consisting of 16 students and teachers from paid a 3-day visit to High School
Attached to Shandong Normal University (AHS).
On the morning of April 10
a welcome ceremony was held in the meeting hall of AHS’ administrative
building. Present at the ceremony were Wang Yuzhang, AHS Principal, Liu
Congjun, AHS Deputy Principal, Yang Renyong, Director of AHS Administrative
Office and Zhang Ping and Liu Wei, teachers of AHS Foreign Languages Teaching
and Research Department.
Wang Yuzhang delivered a
speech briefly introducing the basic situation of AHS. As Wang mentioned, AHS
and Simsbury High School have maintained long years of the sistership, with
their mutual exchanges and cooperation carried forward frequently and
successfully, which have well deepened mutual understanding and promoted
profound friendship. Those exchange visits have enabled teachers and students
to better experience and understand each other’s language as well as culture,
which have greatly pushed the common development and cultural communication.
Amy, a teacher of Simsbury High School, on behalf of the mission expressed her
hope to keep the long-lasting friendship with AHS and strengthen the mutual
understanding through consistent exchange visits and cooperation. She was
confident that the friendship of the two sides shall be constantly deepened
with mutual exchanges going on. Then students of the two sides exchanges gifts.
In the following 3 days AHS
arranged for visitors diversified activities and courses of Chinese language
and culture, through which the guests coming from afar were expected to master
much knowledge about Chinese language and experiences the broad and profound
Chinese culture by studying paper-cutting, Chinese calligraphy, Taiji Fan and
the tie-dye art. Those foreign guests also attended classes and communicated
with AHS students face to face, really experiencing the educational style and
philosophy in China. During the 3-day visit 10 families of AHS International
Department students warmly accepted the guests, who thus got the chance to live
in Chinese families and feel Chinese society more closely.
AHS has established
friendship with a considerable number of schools in Australia, US, Japan and
some other countries and undertaken frequent exchange visits, not only
deepening the mutual understanding and promoting its internationalization but
also upgrading students’ ability of cross-cultural communication and broadening
their international vision. With its teaching and educational quality
constantly growing, AHS is attracting an increasing number of schools abroad to
do exchange visits.
by Liu Wei
by Feng Zhao
Editor: Yang Hua