Chinese training program for Japanese students rounds off at Tongji
Updated: 2017-09-18

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Japanese students pose for a group photo at the opening ceremony of a Chinese training program on Aug 8. The program was organized by Tongji University in Shanghai and concluded at the campus on Aug 22. [Photo/tongji.edu.cn]

A summer Chinese training program for Japanese students concluded at the Tongji University in Shanghai on Aug 22.

The two-week program was attended by 11 students from Nagoya University, Gifu University, and Aichi University of Education.

Teachers at Tongji treated the Japanese students to various individualized courses to help improve their Chinese proficiency from listening and speaking to reading and writing.

Cultural immersion courses featuring martial arts, dough modeling, paper cutting, and traditional Chinese ink paintings aroused great interest among the students.

They also visited several famous sites in Shanghai, such as the Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Tianzifang cultural street, and the Oriental Pearl TV Towel.

The surrounding towns and cities, such as Wuzhen and Hangzhou in Zhejiang province also amazed the students with their vivid embodiment of Jiangnan elements (the region south of the Yangtze River Delta).

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Japanese students pose for a group photo during their cultural visits to Shanghai and surrounding areas in August. [Photo/tongji.edu.cn]

On the final day, the students expressed their gratitude for the two weeks period of studying and living in Shanghai. They attested to obvious improvement in their Chinese language proficiency, and in-depth insights into China's profound culture.

The Chinese training program targeting Japanese students has been held at Tongji University for eight years. The school puts emphasis on building Sino-Japan ties, and its doors will always be open to Japanese students.

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