Cookie settings

When you visit any website, that website may store or retrieve information about your browser, especially in the form of cookies. This information may relate to you, your preferences, your device, or it can be used to make the site work as you expect. This information usually doesn't identify you directly, but it allows you to get more personalized online content. In these settings, you can choose not to allow certain types of cookies. Click on the category headings to learn more and change your default settings. However, you should be aware that blocking certain cookies may affect your experience with the site and the services we may offer you.More info

Manage cookie settings

Necessary cookies

Always active

These cookies are necessary to ensure the functionality of the website and cannot be turned off in our systems. They are usually set up only in response to activities you perform that constitute a service-related request, such as setting privacy preferences, signing in, or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you to such cookies, in which case some parts of the site may not work.

Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to determine the number of visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us identify which sites are the most and least popular, and see how many visitors are moving around the site. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not enable these cookies, we will not know when you visited our site.

Events

European Language Day Met Chinese

2023-09-30

September 26th is the European Language Day. On the very day, CIB at UMB (Confucius Institute for Business at Matej Bel University) was invited to hold a Chinese Language Day at ZSSSV (Základná škola Slobodného slovenského vysielača), a primary school in Banska Bystrica. The pupils were divided into two groups, each of which consisted of three classes: Charming Chinese, Tea Ceremony, and Ink Painting. News | Free Slovak Transmitter Elementary School (edupage.org)

In “Charming Chinese”, Miss Hang Zuo targeted the kids with games, such as "Hug-Hug" and "Figure-Guessing", in delivering to them some basic daily Chinese and Chinese numbers. This approach turned out to be quite a stimulus for the children to learn Chinese. Her classes simply roared.

In “Tea ceremony”, Miss Shiqi Wan shared with the children the stories of the origin and the spread of tea to the whole world. She demonstrated the process of the Chinese tea ceremony, and the pupils tasted Anji White Tea, whose aroma was refreshing and pleasant to them.

In “Ink Painting”, Mr. Xiaolin Yan introduced the colors of Chinese ink painting with several very famous Scholar Style works. The charming naivety of the panda in the short video made the children almost laugh their hearts out. Under the directions of Mr. Yan, they sketched out their own pictures of Bamboo and Panda.

The Chinese Language Day was a great success. Here, we would like give our special thanks to Janet, one of our CIB’s students. We also thank the ZSSSV school for their great interest and support.

Note: The European Day of Languages is observed on 26 September, as proclaimed by the Council of Europe on 6 December 2001. Its aim is to encourage language learning across Europe. At the 2002 EU summit, it set a target for children to learn at least two foreign languages from an early age.