"Eating dumplings" is a traditional Chinese custom. Class A1 and Class D held a "warm winter dumpling affection" friendship event on December 5. Through dumpling competitions and a series of exchanges, international students feel the warmth of being in a foreign country in winter, and take this activity to promote our traditional dietary culture, dumpling.
Around 3:50 p.m., students from Class A1 and Class D gathered in Classroom 417 of the East 12th Floor. After a brief self-introduction and mutual understanding, they chose to sit quietly and listen to Teacher Xu Qian, Class A1's head teacher, to explain Chinese dumpling culture and the process of making dumplings. The students listened carefully and enthusiastically.
Next, under the leadership of the teachers in the two classes, the students began to practice. After the tablecloth was laid on the table and the materials and utensils were laid out, the students went to the bathroom and cleaned their hands conscientiously. Back in the classroom, the students were divided into three groups. Each group was led by two teachers. They were shown the process of making dumplings for students. The students were very active and smart, and soon learned the skills of making dumplings, and there were all kinds of novel innovations. Everyone invariably competes in the process of making dumplings, not only better than who packs, but also who packs faster. Not long after, the stuffing of dumplings and the cover of dumplings were turned into a bunch of fine dumplings by the students of the two classes.
The next step is to cook the dumplings. The students bring their own kitchen utensils, but considering the safety of electricity, our kitchen utensils were low-powered. Students who have long wanted to taste the taste of dumplings feel that the process of cooking dumplings is particularly long, so some students put up beautiful music in the classroom and danced with the music; some students of the two classes took the opportunity to communicate, quickly became acquainted with each other. Meanwhile, some students took photos with teachers and classmates. The activeness of the students made the atmosphere of the whole classroom very lively and joyful.
The students bring their own kitchen utensils, but considered the safety of electricity, our kitchen utensils were low-power. Students who wanted to taste dumplings for a long time felt that the process of cooking dumplings was particularly long, so some students played wonderful music in the classroom and danced with the music; the students of the two classes took the opportunity to communicate and quickly became familiar with each other; and some students took the opportunity to take a group photo of their teachers as a souvenir. The liveliness of the students makes the atmosphere of the whole classroom very lively and happy.
Finally, the dumplings were boiled, and the teachers distributed the chopsticks to the students. They tasted the dumplings happily together. Many students praise dumplings and eat them one after another, saying that they like Chinese dumplings very much. Of course some students said they were unaccustomed to eating dumplings, but they were also very happy to learn about Chinese food culture through this activity.
On Wednesday afternoon, December 5, A2 and B3, two Chinese language classes, jointly organized a cultural activity with the theme of "Paper-cut Inheritance Culture".
First of all, Dong Lingling, head teacher of class A2 of the Publicity Department of the society, introduced the charm of traditional paper-cut art and the skills to pay attention to in paper-cut for the students. Then she showed the students several main types of paper-cut, including the twelve zodiac signs, window flowers, characters and so on. Subsequently, Teacher Yu Qiaoling, head teacher of class B3, introduced the materials needed for paper-cutting to the students, and began to test-cut from the simplest basic "Red Double Happiness". Several scissors, several layers of red paper, we patiently under the guidance of teachers, have a board to cut with eyes, after a class, a piece of paper-cut works completed. Everyone is proud to show and share their paper-cut works to the students, and has been appreciated by the teachers.
This activity enhances the students' aesthetic interest in Chinese paper-cut art and improves their aesthetic ability. At the same time, it cultivates the students' love for traditional culture and improves their cultural and artistic accomplishment. Students can also take their paper-cut works back to the dormitory, dress up as dormitories, and truly integrate traditional paper-cut art into their daily life, feel the charm of traditional culture and art; the whole activity atmosphere is good and harmonious, and finally the largest group photo, very unforgettable.
On December 12, 2018, Class A2 and Class B3 of the Chinese Language Class completed the cultural activities of blowing plum blossoms under the leadership of the head teachers of the two classes.
As the last activity of this semester, the reason for choosing plum blossom as the creative material of the activity is to let the students know that plum blossom, as one of the four gentlemen in Chinese traditional flowers, contains a strong indomitable, noble and arrogant style, as well as its tough quality and strong and beautiful appearance.
At the same time, Momei is also one of the important materials of Chinese painting. So in this activity, students can not only feel Chinese culture, but also create and experience by themselves.
The activity lasted for nearly an hour. The students enjoyed themselves very much. Everyone was willing to try to create their own works. They also shared and took pictures with each other. The atmosphere of the activity was quite harmonious, and finally it ended satisfactorily.
On the afternoon of December 13th, Class B1 held the fifth cultural activity with B2 in the fall semester of 2018 in D9-A104 . The theme of this activity is "Knitting Red Hand Rope and Chinese Knot". First, the teacher introduced the types of Chinese knots to the students, and told them the cultural implications behind Chinese knots. After the explanation, let the students get the materials needed for knotting Chinese knot and red-handed rope, and then show them a relatively simple method of knitting knot and red-handed rope, help them knit and let them enjoy the fun.
On the afternoon of December 11, the teachers and students of C1&C2 made dumplings together in D12-417, feeling the warmth of Chinese food in the cold winter.
This cultural activity let the students of the two classes taste the traditional Chinese food -- dumplings, understand its importance to the Chinese, and let everyone learn how to make dumplings, in the process can also cultivate the feelings between international students, strengthen communication and cooperation. In order to take care of all the students’ eating habits, we prepared carrot and beef fillings and vegetarian fillings respectively.
Before the formal start, everyone had to wash their hands, even if the water was cold, good cleaning was necessary. Back to the classroom, the teacher and the students worked together to set up the items and materials needed to make dumplings branch out. At the same time, we prepared the pot and hot water for dumplings. Then, several teachers showed how to make dumplings, students said it was fun and they couldn’t wait to try it out for themselves.
Next, the students began to operate by themselves, the teachers give guidance and encouragement in the side, the dumplings we made were diverse and creative. Dumplings could be wrapped and boiled, until the dumplings floated to the surface one by one, which meant that they were almost cooked. Everyone carried their own dumplings, added seasoning to taste. The dumplings tasted particularly delicious.
At the end of the activity, everyone took photos and cleaned up the classroom.
At 4 o'clock on the afternoon of December 20th, after the end of a busy day of study, the D class students ushered in their long-awaited cultural class. This cultural event was “mask painting”, which allowed students to increase their understanding of the art of Beijing Opera during the hands-on process. Therefore, the focus was on the Peking Opera mask, and of course students could freely play.
Before the event, the teacher showed the PPT and explained the art of Beijing Opera, the source and type of the face, and the students listened very seriously.
The key content was that different color faces represent different character traits.
Red face: symbolizes loyalty, straightness, and bloodiness, such as Guan Yu in the "Three Kingdoms". (PPT display picture)
Black face: It is both serious and unspoken, neutral, and wise. Such as Bao Zheng in the "Bao Gong Opera"; it also symbolizes powerful and rude, such as: Zhang Fei in the "Three Kingdoms".
White face: Expressing treacherous and suspicious, including derogatory, representing fierce, such as: Cao Cao in the "Three Kingdoms".
Yellow face: brave, violent, such as: Dian Wei in the Three Kingdoms (Cao Xun Department).
Blue face: The character is straight and unruly, such as: Dou Erdun (blue flower three tile face) in "Theft Horse".
Next, the teacher explained to the students how to draw a Facebook
1. First outline the center line of a face in the Facebook template.
2. Then in this "face" shape, symmetrical eyes, ears, nose, mouth, the shape should be exaggerated, deformed.
3. Apply color according to the character of the person you want to express.
4. Adjust the balance of the color as a whole.
We were worried that students just can't fully understand the drawing method of Facebook, so we also added video in PPT to show students the detailed steps of drawing Facebook.Then distributed the masks (blank) and the tools for drawing the mask to the students, and let the students try to draw the Peking Opera mask.
The students were already eager to try during the lectures. Wait until the teacher distributed the masks and drawing tools, they immediately started to paint, draw and paint the masks they painted. After painting the face in succession, the students were very happy, each of them exchanged masks to enjoy and wear, and took photos as a memorial.
The activity lasted until half past five. After class, many students were still undecided, said that they want to stay in the classroom to make their works more perfect.