On the afternoon of March 22, 2018, more than 20 international students from class A1 and class A2 took part in the friendship competition of skipping rope and kicking shuttlecock together in Yun Yuan football field.
This cultural activity is divided into three parts. First, two classes of teacher made a brief introduction for Chinese traditional form of entertainment, rope skipping and shuttlecock kicking, mainly explained the origin of them, the benefits to the body and the forms and rules of the game. Twenty minutes later, we organized the students to the football field in order. After counting numbers, we divided the students into five groups and gave them eight minutes to warm up before the game. Then the rope skipping race is started formally. First of all, each group chose one student to jump rope in turn, for which everyone could participate in this activity. In the limited time of one minute, everyone has tried their best in order not to fall behind the other groups, and the competition is fierce. After the first round of singles play, we had a five-minute break, and we went on to play the double jump in the second round. It is possible that there is a difference in culture. At first two people were reluctant to jump rope together face to face, but they came out to fight each group after a discussion between the teachers and the members of the group. The second game, mainly is to exercise the student’s cooperation and coordination. The representatives of each other have their own methods, such as “starting after saying 1,2,3”,”making eye contact”, ”tearing partner’s skirts” and so on. Everyone all enjoy it. The third part is a group of people forming a circle, kicking the shuttlecock to the next student, in turn. This activity is also designed to strengthen coordination among groups and the ability to cooperate among members. Some members of one group may meet for the first time. The others are in a class, but are not familiar with each other. However, by this round of games, they are more aware of their teammates as well as giving them more patience, showing friendship among the group members.
Although it is the first time for us to carry out cultural activities, our experience is too deficient to prospect the students’ performance in the activity. But fortunately, everyone had a good time. In the joy of the game, we always followed the principle of "the game first, competition second". In the game we experience the ancient people’s entertainment and competitive ways, but also deepen their understanding and awareness of Chinese traditional culture.
On the afternoon of March 7, in 412 classroom on the 12th floor of the East, Class B1 carried out the first class cultural activities in the spring semester of 2018. The theme of this event is "Does your country have a Spring Festival?". In this activity, the B1 class teacher first played the BBC documentary “Chinese Spring Festival” (second episode) for everyone. The documentary mainly described Chinese customs for the Spring Festival. Class B1 students are very interested in the Chinese New Year. Everyone is watching the documentary with full attention, and has been discussing each other's ways of Chinese New Year. After watching the documentary, the head teacher also organized the class to discuss the Chinese New Year approach. Every classmate introduced the customs and habits of his country in the New Year. Everyone had a great deal of discussion. In this seminar on the culture of the New Year, everyone had a good harvest and learned about the unique cross-year style of many countries in the New Year, and everyone expressed their expectations for the next cultural event.
On the afternoon of March 21, Class B1 held the second class of cultural activities in the spring semester of 2018 in the East Twelve 412 classroom. The theme of this event is "Chinese traditional cuisine - dumplings." In this activity, the B1 class teacher first introduced the students to dumplings and told them the Chinese traditional culture behind the dumplings. Afterwards, the students were introduced to the materials needed to make dumplings, and a video of dumpling production was broadcast for everyone. Class B1 students are very interested in dumplings. During the process of making dumplings, everyone is very happy. Some classmates package well. Some classmates don't pack. Everyone helps each other. Finally everyone creates Dumplings with their own unique style. At the end of the event, everyone tasted their own dumplings. Everyone commented on the taste of dumplings and expressed that this cultural event was very interesting and everyone looked forward to the next cultural event.
An interesting cultural lesson was held in March 7th, 2018. International students from different countries completed the production of Peking Opera Facebook under the guidance of their Chinese teacher. In the class, they knew that different colors in Beijing Opera represent different personalities and appreciate the charm of Beijing opera.
On March 23th, 2018, the class B2 and the class D of the language class of the Institute of international education carried out a Chinese cultural activity——the teaching of TaiJiQuan. In class, TaiJi teachers are patiently to teach the essentials of TaiJiQuan for the international students. Then TaiJi Teachers show the TaiJiQuan movements for the students, the students are eager to learn TaiJiQuan. Under the guidance of teachers, students can do some movements in martial arts of TaiJi. The bright sun does not stop the students' enthusiasm for learning TaiJi, everyone learnt it very seriously. In this lesson, students not only taste different Chinese culture, they also saw the great wisdom of Chinese people combining Chinese martial arts with health preservation.
On Thursday afternoon, March 8, 2018, in order to help international students learn more about Chinese Spring Festival related culture, 18 spring B3 classes held a Chinese New Year documentary on the theme of "understanding china-spring festival" on the east ninth floor A416——"Reunion".
On the one hand, it's a way to get students to understand the Chinese New Year's food culture, and on the one hand, to prepare for the next cultural event. So the students are so enthusiastic about watching this documentary, and it's the words that they don't understand and they ask the teacher, and help the teacher to better understand the student's interest in Chinese culture, which helps the following cultural events. It is more interactive among student, promoting friendship among student in different countries, enhancing that friendship between the teachers and student, and spreading the food and drinking culture of the Chinese New Year.
On the afternoon of Thursday, March 22, 2018, in order to help the international students to feel the Kungfu culture of China, the students studied the Tai Ji in the eastern playground. This activity is to help students understand Chinese Kungfu correctly, not only the Jackie Chan style fight in the film, but also the "slow" style. Although the action of Tai Ji is slow. It can make people sweaty if people study carefully for ten minutes. This is the charm of Tai Ji.Taijiquan sports is the essence of Chinese Ancient Wushu culture.Tai Ji inheritance and evolution for thousands of years in Chinese earth, demonstrated by the broad and profound cultural value, practitioners can through the Taijiquan exercise physical fitness, mental and physical pleasure, relax well.
March 2nd is the Chinese Lantern Festival. In order to create a good cultural atmosphere, enrich the cultural activities of international students, deepen the understanding of the Chinese traditional culture by the international students. On March 7th 2017, at 4: 00 P. m., in Room 313 of East 12 Teaching Building, the class b4 of foreign students ushered in the first cultural activity class of this semester-introducing the Chinese traditional festival "Lantern Festival". The cultural activities can be divided into three parts: the first part introduces the contents of the Lantern Festival, such as traditional customs; the second part played the Lantern Festival song "sell" Glutinous Rice Balls, the students showed great interest in the class, the teacher also improvised for everyone to sing a song "sell Glutinous Rice Balls", the students triggered bursts of applause; the third part showed the video of the Lantern Festival which made the students more intuitively aware of the profound meaning of the Lantern Festival. After the activity, the students said, " the Lantern Festival in China is very interesting. Glutinous Rice Balls is delicious and I hope I can learn more about Chinese traditional culture."
In order to enrich the cultural activities of international students and promote cultural understanding among international students and teachers, on March 7, 2018, at 4: 00 p.m. in Room 313 of the East 12 Teaching Building, B4 class ushered in the second class of cultural activities this semester-let's dance. Students in Class B4 played their own country music and danced with the music. Some of the shy students also came to the stage to dance with the encouragement of their teachers and other classmates. Among them, a student named Pi Wei came from Côted'Ivoire is very rhythmic, his dance has won both teachers and students praise, can be called the "king of dance."
After the event, the students were very happy, one after another said: "this is a very good cultural activities class, we are very relaxed." Dancing together not only benefits our body and mind, but also brings us closer to each other in the process. We also see the excellent culture of each international student's home country. After all, culture and art have no national boundaries.
At 3:30 P.M on March 1, 2018, international students in B5 class of our school in the East nine teaching building to watch the BBC film "Chinese New Year" series documentary. In front of the watch, the teacher on the documentary presented in the "Spring Festival travel rush ", "White wine", "hot pot", "Lotus root", "dumplings", " special purchases for the Spring Festival" and other knowledge of the relevant explanations, the students carefully watched the documentary. After the end of the watch, the students said that Chinese New year was very interesting, and have a great interest in making dumplings, and hope that the teacher can teach them to make dumplings next time.
On the afternoon of March 16th, 2018, under the guidance of three teachers, the class B5 international students of our school conducted an experience activity on the theme of dumplings at A415, East nine building of the school. Before the official start of the event, students in class B5 arrived early to wait in the classroom and were excited to see the teachers walking around. The activities were first explained by the teachers on the steps of making dumplings, and then the students learned modestly. Under the guidance of the teachers, the students gradually learned how to package good-looking dumplings. There was a student He Rui who even ventured to innovate. Create dumplings that contain the "flowers" of her own name. When the dumplings were cooked, the students anxiously waited for their works. After the dumplings were out of the pot, the students seemed to have their bowls stretched to the front as if they were waiting to feed their children, so that they could taste their works first. Then, while eating dumplings, teachers and students talked together about the taste of food in various countries. When they were enjoying themselves, students began to sing and dance. Last but not least, students are expected to do more such a topical cultural class in the future.
On the afternoon of March 29th, the B5 international students held a cultural activity with the theme of “Observing Peking Opera and Painting mask” in the Teaching Building.
First of all, the teacher sorted out the development of Painting mask to students, so that students understand the uniqueness of Chinese mask and then show the clips of Beijing Opera. Secondly, various kinds of Painting mask pictures and related materials in the Peking Opera are sent to students so that the students can choose a style of facial expression to paint or create. Thirdly, the teacher explained the painting process of mask. In the actual operation stage of the students, the teacher will give guidance on color adjustment, lines, and other aspects. In the end, the students all painted their own mask, and during the photo taking stage, the students spontaneously wrote the theme of the activity and their name on the blackboard.
Students all expressed that they not only enjoyed the pleasure of drawing a facial expression, but also felt the charm of Chinese culture.
On the afternoon of March 8, 2018, C1 class carried out the first cultural activity of the semester. This cultural activity class introduced the Chinese traditional festival—— the Lantern Festival. The activity was divided into three parts: the teacher explains, sees video, carries on the game.
At the beginning of the activity, the teacher introduced to the students the origin of the Lantern Festival and the custom of the Lantern Festival. Then the teacher led classmates to watch video and cooperate with video, so that students could understand the Lantern Festival more intuitively. In addition, the teacher introduced to students the difference between "tang yuan" and "yuanxiao". Finally, let the students feel the fun of guessing the guessing game through "you draw I guess", by dividing the students into two groups, and keeping competition between two groups, fully aroused the students' enthusiasm. And let the students review and consolidate the Chinese vocabulary in the game. The students said they were looking forward to more cultural activities in the future.
On March 22, 2018, class C1 held the second cultural activity class. In order to promote mutual communication and learning among students of the same level, this cultural activity is held together with C2 class, and the theme is outdoor activities. In the afternoon, the two teachers led the students to the east side playground. The activity was divided into two parts: kicking shuttlecock and skipping rope. First the teacher explained the origin of the shuttlecock to the students, and then let the students try to kick the shuttlecock by themselves. On the other side, students began to jump the rope-skipping. The students are very interested in these activities. The students of the two classes shuttled the shuttlecock to each other, and rope skipping. They were very happy together. Finally, two class elected one the most powerful of the class to kick shuttlecock, although C1 class didn't win, but everyone felt funny, and they hope there are more fellowship activities like this.
On March 08, 2018, class C2 held the first cultural activity class. Facial makeup is a kind of painting that draw on the face of Chinese traditional opera actor and it is also a makeup and styling art used by stage performance. This cultural activity has just begun with a song named singing facial makeup. After the teacher introduced the fundamental knowledge concerned about facial makeup, the students drew the blank mask with great interest. Some students drew it on the basis of facial makeup offered by teacher, some students designed by themselves. After painting, the facial makeup can also be used as a mask to pose and take a photo.