Confucius Institute Teaches Culture And Language Through Music

Confucius logo.Staff from the College’s Confucius Institute and the Chinese Culture Club invites students to learn folk and modern songs from this country on Oct. 26  at 11 a.m. in Room 1201 at Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Ave.  

“It does help to learn Chinese considering the beautiful melody which helps memorize new words,” said Jiangnan Wu, a Confucius Institute instructor. “Chinese has its own characteristic. It has four tones which is quite different from English, and Chinese character is the only ideograph still in daily use in the world today.”

The nonprofit organization is affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and aims to promote Chinese literacy and to teach the language in higher education institutions. The Confucius Institute offers credit and noncredit Chinese Mandarin classes for adults and children, Chinese Cultural Clubs meetings every week at the MDC Kendall, North, Hialeah and Homestead campuses, and a Chinese Mandarin proficiency test. MDC has the only Confucius Institute in the Miami area.

“The students at MDC can sign up for Chinese language class,” said Wu. “Then they will be Confucius Institute students and there is a chance of winning studying in China Scholarship Council.”

For more information, contact Wu at jwu1@mdc.edu or visit www.mdc.edu/confucius

Ciro Salcedo

Ciro Salcedo, 19, is a mass communications major at Kendall Campus. Salcedo, a 2016 graduate of Felix Varela Senior High School, will serve as A/E editor for The Reporter during the 2017-2018 school year. He aspires to become a screenwriter or filmmaker.

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