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Launch of chinese book

Confucius Institute is keen on moving its research agenda forward. In line with this goal, the Institute encourages the staff members to research and publish as a way of developing teaching resources that will be invaluable in popularizing Chinese language in Kenya. Thus on 25th October, 2013, the Confucius Institute at Kenyatta University launched its first book, “Tourism Chinese in Kenya”. Much of the success of the Book can be attributed to the hard work of Confucius Institute’s lecturers and the willingness of Oxford University Press to publish it. In addition, on the same day, the Institute held its first graduation of the Beginners in Chinese Language and Culture of Confucius Institute. The Beginners program is offered to Bonafide Kenyatta University students who are pursuing other degree programs.

This occasion celebrated the Institute’s and students’ hard work and achievements. The 150 graduands were challenged to make use of their training in their respective fields. The ceremony was presided over by the Chair of the Board of Confucius Institute, Prof. L. Kisovi, and attended by Oxford University Press staff, Kenyatta University staff, Confucius Institute staff and students and other invited guests. On October 24th and 25th, 2013, the Confucius Institute held its annual training of the local teachers of Chinese so as to build their capacities in teaching methodologies and assessment. This is one of the annual activities supported and funded by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). The Institute invited the local teachers teaching at Kenyatta University and other teachers of Chinese associated with our Confucius Institute. There were 50 participants and 7 facilitators. Indeed Confucius Institute is going places.