The Beijing Education Commission Delegation visited Confucius Institute in Bergen

Written by Xiao Lanlan/Photo by Xiao Lanlan,Sun Mei

On 23rd October 4:30 pm (local time), the Beijing Education Commission delegation visited Confucius Institute in Bergen (CIB). Rune Ingebrigtsen, Norwegian director; Prof. Juqian Li, Chinese director and a Chinese language teacher, Mei Sun; two Chinese volunteers, Lanlan Xiao and Jinlu Cui joined the meeting.

Rune gave a warm welcome to the delegations and an introduction to CIB’s development afterward. He emphasized the difficulties and challenges in CIB and how we will solve. He also talked about his own experiences and his love for Chinese culture.

Zhang Yongkai, Deputy Director-General of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, briefly introduced the overall situation. He had a high evaluation of what CIB achieved and an introduction to the Beijing Municipal Education Commission. He mentioned that there are currently 1,600 primary and secondary schools in Beijing, of which 800 have already had international exchange opportunities. There is still a lot of room for development, especially for schools that have not yet cooperated with international schools. He also mentioned the world-class summer camp of global middle school students: Every summer, there are a lot of students from dozens of countries who can have the opportunity to communicate with Chinese students one-on-one for 2 weeks. He welcomed Norwegian students to join in this summer camp.

Finally, both sides exchanged gifts and looked forward to furthering cooperation.