The Chinese Consulate opened in Kolkata in 2008, as did The School, when it was inaugurated, on July 16, 2008, by His Excellency, Mr. Mao Siwei, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kolkata. The School recently celebrated its 3rd Anniversary
The School of Chinese Language celebrated its 4th Anniversary on July 16 with much fanfare and gusto at The Saturday Club on Wood Street.
Guest of Honour, His Excellency Mr Zhang Lizhong, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China presided over the gala with considerable enthusiasm. Consul General expressed his joy at the continuing achievements of The School and praised its dedication towards teaching Chinese Language and its sincere endeavours to bring people of China & India closer together.
Consul General speaks
The Students of The School presented Chinese songs, incl. a “rap” song, traditional Chinese instrumental performance on the “erhu” (a 2-stringed instrument), folk dance, calligraphy, painting and the play Liang Shanbo Yu Zhu Yingtai (Chinese version of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet). Each and every actor thrilled the audience with great performances. Colourful Chinese costumes and accessories added to the glamour of the event.
The celebrations were enhanced by wonderful presentations by Students of St Xavier’s Collegiate School (all of whom also Students of The School) and Students of Chinese Language Institute, Pachmarhi. Delegation from Kunming Medical University surprised all with a grand professional performance of a lovely Chinese song.
Principal MadanSaraff felt honoured by the presence of each and every guest and was happy to mention the wonderful steps taken by The School, each of which created one micro-drop of understanding in the ocean of friendship which lay between the peoples of India & China.
Vice-Chancellor of Kunming Medical University spoke about Cooperation Partnership with The School and how they would like to participate with West Bengal Govt. to offer scholarship to needy and deserving Medical Students from our State. KMU’s MBBS program in English approved by MCI has attracted a large no. of Students owing to its affordability, high quality and proximity.
Principal receives books from KMU
KMU Delegates present a melodious song
The hall was filled to capacity which indicated the growing popularity of Chinese Language, Culture & The School. Almost 500 Students have already benefited from the authentic courses conducted by its Teachers from China.
Vice-Principal Charisma, the principal mover and shaker behind the scenes, carried out her cherished assignments with great aplomb, results of which were witnessed and appreciated by all present. Teacher from China (loved by all her Students), Liu Xiaioli was the MC ably assisted by a Student.
Celebrations much loved and enjoyed by all
After Consul General distributed awards to 16 deserving Students and 1 Teacher from China, a delicious dinner spread was offered to all guests.
The celebrations were thoroughly enjoyed by one and all and were a precursor to still greater performances and presentations which can be expected in 2013 and years to come.
We are The School of Chinese Language
The School is a non-profit endeavour; it provides a platform towards breaking of barriers with the power of Language and Understanding. Insofar as the relationship between the peoples of China and India are concerned, we are of the firm belief that there is a gap in the understanding of each other, and each other's cultures The School hopes to add a micro-drop of understanding to the ocean of un-understanding which lies between the two countries by creating a realistic perception of each other and each other’s cultures; it is a platform for the launch into the exciting future which is before us; a century which clearly belongs to the two great nations, India & China…
Additionally, The School provides the opportunity to interested Students to avail of quality yet very affordable higher education in leading Universities in China, in various fields, including MBBS.
Language is the river which can connect peoples; knowledge of language helps break barriers and The School was established to meet the challenges- through language and interaction- of cultural, social and business differences which exist between the two great countries.
Recommended by Consulate General of China.
In the words of His Excellency, Mr Zhang Lizhong: "The School of Chinese Language is recommended by us because it is a good choice; it offers authentic Chinese Language and the opportunity of immersion in Chinese culture, to the city’s people…. I am happy to recommend The School to you and wish each and every Student who joins The School success in career…”
We have been fortunate to place The School in Sunny Park, a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Kolkata, to ensure convenience and a peaceful atmosphere of dedicated teaching and learning. We expect to make the grasp of Mandarin (Putonghua) an interesting and useful experience for each one of the participants.
Our curricula have been formulated in consultation with our Chinese Teachers, Universities and the Consul General, in accordance with international practices; stress is laid on correct phonetics and authentic teaching. Generally, each Session provides the optimum time-span to learn this language. We maintain a Teacher:Student ratio of 1:15.
We offer, currently, the foll. Courses:
EXPRESS-TRAVELLER’S (LuxingzheSuchengKecheng) 13 & 15 Sessions about 1 or 1.5 months months
EXPRESS (SuchengKecheng) 35 Sessions, about 4 months
Special Express Course (Liuxue Hanyu Sucheng Kecheng)
15 Sessions/30 hours/about one month.
EXPRESS-BUSINESS (SuchengShangwuKecheng) 50 Sessions, about 6 months
INTENSIVE (QianghuaKecheng) 104 Sessions each Semester of about 9 months x 3 Semesters, followed by 4th Finishing Semester
BASIC APPLIED CHINESE LANGUAGE (ZhongwenJichuShiyongKecheng) 60 Sessions, about 9 months - a Joint Certificate Course with
Calcutta University & MAKAIAS
SPECIAL CHINESE CLASS FOR CHILDREN (HanyuLeyuanShaonianban) aged between 7 years and 15 years - 75 to 90 Sessions, about 12 months
SPECIAL COURSE IN ENGLISH FOR CHINESE STUDENTS (ShiyongYingyuKecheng)- 64 Sessions, about 3 months
SPECIAL COURSE IN INDIAN LANGUAGES FOR CHINESE STUDENTS (Wei ZhongguoXueshengLiangshenDazao de YinduyuKecheng) 64 Sessions, about 3 months
SPECIAL COURSE FOR TOURIST GUIDES (DaoyouHanyu) 100 hours, about 6 months
SPECIAL CHINESE CLASSROOM (HanyuJingduKecheng) 500 hours in 5 hour Sessions held 5 days a week, 100 days, about 5 months
FOR THE 1st TIME IN INDIA, The School of Chinese Language
offers, in Partnership with Kunming Medical University, China, (recognized by Medical
Council of India, Indian Embassy, World Health Organisation amongst others), international-quality
yet very affordable Medical Education (MBBS IN ENGLISH).
A complete mastery of Chinese may not be a very easy task for everyone; even the Chinese. An extremely well-educated Chinese scholar has knowledge of about 6000 to 7000 characters. However, a normal educated person possesses the knowledge of about 2000 characters(as distinct from vocabulary); this knowledge is sufficient to read a Chinese newspaper, and to communicate very efficiently. A proficient foreign student with a career in mind should understand anywhere between 1500 to 2000 characters.Chinese vocabulary (the many different words made up of various combinations of such Chinese characters) are many fold more. This study requires about 3 years - 3 years of dedication and passion followed by a period upto 1 year in China. The School shall help you in this very possible task.
Faculty consists of native Chinese Teachers, including specialists and highly qualified Teachers from Government of China, and Indian Scholars conversant with contemporary China. With the sincere devotion of our expert Teachers and your hard-work, practice, dedication and perseverance, we expect all our students to achieve their goals, both short and long term.
The School partially subsidises the fee for meritorious Students who would be from the needy and deserving strata, thereby supporting intellectual quality and social diversity. Deserving students with outstanding ability, dedication and comprehension and grasp of Mandarin would thus create an energy in the classroom and find the opportunity to join the revolution in the making.
The School also offers opportunity to avail of scholarships to Students joining MBBS Program of its Cooperation Partners, Kunming Medical University and Chinese Language Courses in China.
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