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City of China——Motuo墨脱

Motuo is a county as well as a traditional region of the Linzhi Prefecture in the  southeast of Tibet Autonomous Region of People’s Republic of China,covering an area of 30,553 km2. In Tibetan language,it means “flower”.It further stretches across McMahon Line into neighboring Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Motuo is located in the average altitude ranging from 1,000–3,500 metres (3,300–11,500 ft) above seas level. It covers 30,000 square kilometres (12,000 sq mi) stretching from south of Kongpoand Powo (Bomê) through the lower Yarlung Tsangpo River into Arunachal Pradesh, surrounded by high mountains: the tallest is Namcha Barwa at 7,782 metres (25,531 ft)). Motuo has lush vegetation and many species of wild animals. Unlike other parts of Tibet, it receives plenty of rain, and has diverse biomes: there are subalpine coniferous forests in the north and temperate coniferous forest in the south in the low-lying area Read More …

City of China——Shaoxing绍兴

Shaoxing has a rich and famed history of about 2,500 years. Numerous historical sites, a beautiful landscape and an exceptional lifestyle offer 200 attractions citywide. Most of the spots in Shaoxing provide a background to the literature or literary figures like Lu Xun Former Residence, the Shen Garden and the Orchid Pavilion. The well-preserved Former Residence of Lu Xun presents a full version of this Chinese literary giant’s daily life and the place where he worked on his literature. The 800 years old Shen Garden, originally a private garden, is well-known for its’ setting for the moving love story of Lu You while the Orchid Pavilion, an integration of mountain landscape and water town scenery, has been regarded as the Read More …

ST. AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY HELD CHINESE HANDWRITING COMPETITION

On January 5th 9:45 a.m. St. Augustine University, affiliated Chinese language center of the CIUDSM, held a handwriting competition successfully. At the beginning, teacher Zhu told the student some directions, and then gave them paper to try. During the course, every student wrote carefully. After 40 minutes, teachers collected their works, and they decided the winners. During this period of time, students watched a video about China. The students wrote carefully After some times, teachers announced the result for students. Level one, level two and level three students got certificate and prize. Some students didn’t get prize, but teachers also prepared lucky prize for them. Every student had lucky number, when teacher said a number, student who had that number, Read More …

CHINESE SUMMER CAMP FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS – JUNE 2019 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam is delighted to invite Tanzanian Secondary School Students to a three-week Summer Camp in China during Mid Year Break (June, 2019). Applicant must be ready to pay for the travel costs to China, especially International airfare. All the other expenses (i.e. accommodation, meals, transport and group activities) while in China will be covered by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). Application Requirements In order to qualify, the applicant must have the following qualities: A Tanzanian Secondary School Student learning Chinese Language. Healthy and able to travel internationally. Be ready to pay for international air ticket and Visa (USD 1,500) by 15th April, 2019. Time: 3 weeks from mid-June, 2019 (During Mid Read More …

CHINESE SUMMER CAMP (August 2019) CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam is delighted to invite Tanzania youths to a three-weeks Summer Camp in China in August, 2019. Applicant must be ready to pay for the travel costs to China, especially International airfare. All the other expenses (i.e. accommodation, meals, transport and group activities) while in China will be covered by the Confucius Institute. Application Requirements: In order to qualify, the applicant must have the following qualities: A Tanzanian Citizen (excluding holders of Green Card or permanent Resident card). Above the age of 15 years and not above 35 years by 1st August, 2019. Healthy and able to travel internationally. Possession of Chinese Language Proficiency Test (HSK) Level II. Be ready to Read More …

My Impression of China: Hand-written Newspaper Competition

On December 21st, My Impression of China Handwritten Newspaper Exhibition of the MKWAWA University College of Education at the Confucius Institution of Dar es Salaam University was held in the school library and auditorium. Students actively submitted their works and participated in the competition. Through this competition, students could learn about China from more aspects and were encouraged to learn Chinese culture and visit China. I looked forward that one day they will portray their experiences in China as a true Chinese impression and share it with more people.

Cities of China——Xining(西宁)

Xining西宁 Xining is the capital of Qinghai province in western China and the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau. It has 2,208,708 inhabitants at the 2010 census among whom 1,198,304 live in the built-up area made of 4 urban districts. The city was a commercial hub along the Northern Silk Road’s Hexi Corridor for over 2000 years and a stronghold of the Han, Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties’ resistance against nomadic attacks from the west. Although along a part of Gansu province, Xining was added to Qinghai in 1928. Xining holds sites of religious significance to Muslims and Buddhists, including the Dongguan Mosque and Ta’er Monastery. In Xining, some restaurants serve varieties of ‘plateau flavor’, such as Feng’er Liji (a round lamb tenderloin), Danbai Chongcao Ji (a medicine cuisine made of chicken, Chinese caterpillar fungus and eggs), Jinyu Facai (pork wrapped in flagelliform nostoc and Read More …

Tanzania Chinese learning Student expressed his experience about China

The theme of this report is ‘China in My Eyes’. In this report I did my best level to describe my multiple dimension experience in China including what I saw, heard, learnt and felt of China’s traditional culture, philosophy, scenery, social customs, modern elements, and the inspiration and benefit I got from the trip to China. I started learning Chinese language and culture when I was in the last year (2016) of my degree studies at University of Dar es Salaam, people were shocked to see me learning Chinese language and they asked “what motivated you to learn Chinese language?”, this was my answer and it will remain to be my answer forever, “I was motivated to learn Chinese language Read More …

Stories of Summer Camp- A New World- China

My name is Agness and I am sixteen years old. I am St. Christina Girls’ Secondary school in Tanga city in Tanzania. It is my new school since I just joined this year. I was so excited because at St. Christina, Chinese language is taught. As soon as I arrived at the school I joined the Chinese class and had my first HSK level 1 exam and passed by getting all 200 points. My parents were very proud and they decided to pay for the Chinese summer camp although it was very expensive. I was so happy because every day I just enjoy watching China on television and watched their documentaries, Kung fu lessons and opera. I always wondered what Read More …

A Chinese learning student sharing his experience about learning Chinese language

Here is his experieces of learning Chinese🙈🙈 I am AYUBU TEWELE(王晓乐), a student at University of Dar es Salaam, and going to pursue Bachelor of Arts with Education (BA with Education) in China. I officially started to learn Chinese language as an elective course (optional course) on January 2016 at Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam, I’ve always loved learning Chinese language, being student at University of Dar es Salaam gave me the opportunity of learning Mandarin, a totally different language from my mother language with a fascinating handwriting, a different grammar and a pronunciation that I had never spoken. Learning Mandarin was more like a challenge to me, because people and my relatives told me that Read More …

Invitation to apply for admission into diploma in Chinese Language Programme for November 2018 intake

The Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam invites applications for admission to a Diploma in Chinese Language Programme ( 2 Years Full Time Programme) beginning in November, 2018. 1.   Minimum Entrance Requirements A candidate shall be considered eligible for admission to a Diploma in Chinese if he/she has one of the following qualifications: Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.) with FOUR (4) passes in non-religious subjects and HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test, an international standardized Chinese test) Level II. Holder of Advanced Certificate of Secondary School Examination (ACSEE) with at least ONE Principal pass and Subsidiary.  2.   How to access the Application Form The Application forms are available at CI UDSM office (Room B109 UDBS Building). The forms Read More …

Confucius Institute to Establish Diploma Course in Chinese Language

As the Chinese language lessons are becoming increasingly popular in the Northern Zone, the Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) has announced to introduce ordinary Diploma Course in Chinese language this year aimed at preparing local Chinese language teachers. While in Northern Zone the demand of learning the language is for diverse parties seeking to tap tourist, business and cultural opportunities, while the Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam is aimed at preparing local Chinese language teachers.

Learning Chinese Language Lets Us Understand China Better

Learning Chinese language has become a trend in Tanzania in recent years. The picture shows a Tanzanian Chinese language teacher giving guidance to students on learning Chinese language at the Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam Core Reading The Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania recently held the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) at four test centers including the University of Dar es Salaam and Mbeya University of Science and Technology with a total of 303 candidates taking tests of the first to fifth levels. According to statistics, in the first half of 2018, the number of candidates taking the HSK in Tanzania reached 976, which is close to the total number of Read More …