The Mid-Autumn Festival Themed Event: “Make Mooncakes and Learn Chinese” was held in the Chinese Restaurant in campus on September 17th. It was hosted by the Center for Language Education of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences together with SUSTEch Global. A group of international colleagues and students participated in this themed event and gathered together to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Prof. ZHENG Chunmiao, the Vice Provost of Global Strategies and Director of SUSTech Global, attended the event and delivered a speech. He welcomed the international colleagues and students and encouraged them to actively integrate into the SUSTech community. Dr. LI Yuan, the Director of the Center for Language Education, Ms. LONG Jin, the Associate Director of SUSTech Global, and the CLE and SUSTech Global office staff attended this special event.
This Mid-Autumn Festival Themed Event also served as the special starting session of the CLE Staff Chinese course. Its instructor, Dr. ZHU Wenhui, designed the situated learning activities, which was well received by the participants. In an active learning environment, the international faculty and students got to know the origin and history of the Mid-Autumn Festival and learned the related Chinese language. As a highlight of the event, all participants made their own mooncakes with the invited SUSTech chef’s instruction and tasted their first hand-made mooncake.
In this special themed event, the international faculty and students of SUSTech celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, learned Chinese in the real context, and experienced the traditional Chinese festival culture.