Confucius Institute Language and Culture Summer School
Sixty students from China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) attended the summer school organised by the Confucius Institute in collaboration with colleagues from CUPL and Bangor University! The students had the opportunity to learn about the culture and social life in Bangor, practised English pronunciation, explored the nuances of British etiquette, and were shown what they might expect when visiting the UK. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with over 90% of the students grading the summer school as being excellent. Some students also commented:
'It's an excellent taught course, and the teacher is very patient and professional. Good staff! If there is any improvement we could make for this course, it could be 'more days …'
'We've got to know about British culture with all your guys' help! Looking forward to the next time/year!'
'The reason I attended this course was to improve my English, and I think it did help me.'
'Considering the different language levels of my classmates, Anthony is way patiently to draw everyone's attention and give them a chance to practice…'
Professor XU Xinyan from CUPL's School of Foreign Studies commented 'As a teacher at the School of Foreign Studies, I highly appreciate that the Confucius Institute at Bangor University organised Summer School specially for our students. The feedback has been excellent, and the students felt that they gained a lot from the great program!'
Lina Davitt, the Director of Confucius Institute, said: 'We are thrilled that the students enjoyed the Summer School, and we are thankful to Anthony Brooks from English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS) at Bangor University for providing such exciting, engaging and interactive sessions despite having such a large number of students. We hope that the students from our partner university, CUPL, would be able to join next year's summer school in person and get a practical insight into the English language in an academic context. '
Publication date: 16 August 2021