PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Angeles University is one of the most outstanding Confucius Institute in the worldby Joelyn G. Baluyut
ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, Jan. 14 (PIA) - A university based in this city received an award for being one of the 30 most outstanding Confucius Institutes in the world.
The Confucius Institute at Angeles University Foundation (CI-AUF) here received the said award in recognition of its efforts in promoting and developing the teaching o fthe Chinese language and culture in this city.
AUF president Joseph Emmanuel Angeles, who received the citation in Beijing last December, said the CI strengthens bilateral relations and spearheads joint projects with local Chinese. It also showcases contemporary Chinese popular art and media.
CI also deepens diplomatic relations between the Philippines and China and emerges as the nerve center of Chinese resources and information, he explained.
CI-AUF offer courses in Practical Spoken Chinese, Happy Chinese for Children, Business Chinese, Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Chinese Language Teaching, Chinese Language and Culture Camp, Volunteer Chinese Teachers Program, and Corporate Training.
A CI is a non-profit public institution aligned with the Government of the People's Republic of China that aims to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges. (WLB/JGB-PIA 3)