On December 22, the “Knowing the Chinese Culture” Competition in central and western regions of Thailand ended successfully. The competition was co-organized by Confucius Institute of Suan Dusit University at Suphanburi (CISDUS) and Sa-Nguan Ying School. Mr. Qiu Zongfeng, Chinese director of the CISDUS, Miss Nopparut Khanobthammakun, Thai deputy director of the CISDUS and head of the Chinese Program of Suan Dusit University attended the event, together with the other teachers of the CISDUS. A total of 31 local Chinese teachers from 19 schools in Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Chaiya, Suphan Buri, Ang Thong and Bangkok participated in the event.
The competition was composed of the preliminary and final rounds. In the preliminary round, the participants were divided into ten groups by drawing lots. The questions covered five aspects, including China’s geography, history, art, literature and customs. After fierce competition, five groups of participants advanced to the final round.
There were two sections in the final round: multiple choices and answering questions. They were meant to test the cultural knowledge and responses of the participants. After the competition, Mr. Qiu Zongfeng awarded the winners with certificates, bonuses and prizes. The first prize winner Wang Lijun said that through the competition, she had tested her Chinese proficiency and also experienced the charm and diversity of the Chinese culture.
Through such a competition, the CISDUS tried to provide a stage for the local Chinese teachers in the central and western regions of Thailand to demonstrate their Chinese ability and to create a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere for the language learning, giving full play to the local influence of the Confucius Institute. In the future, the CISDUS will continue to organize such events to continuously promote cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Thailand, and advance the vigorous development of Chinese language education in Thailand.