Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman of Pakistan-China Institute and Dr. Zhang Daojian, Head of Confucius Institute at National University of Modern Languages, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the successful completion of the first course of Online Chinese Language Learning. According to a press release issued on Friday, the MoU launching ceremony was held at the PCI office.
On the occasion, Senator Mushahid lauded the role of the Confucius Institute in promoting the Chinese language and culture, not just in Pakistan but across the globe, and also highlighted the Pakistan-China Institute’s ongoing efforts for promoting Chinese language learning in Pakistan.
“The MoU institutionalizes the successful collaboration between PCI and the Confucius Institute, and lays a foundation for the continuation of the program,which was held from February 17 to June 9, 2014.” The Chairman said, adding the next course will begin in September.
The Program, a joint initiative of Pakistan-China Institute, LatifEbrahimJamalNationalScienceInformationCenter and University of Karachi, offers four month courses teaching basic Chinese language. The classes are held entirely via video conferencing and transmitted to universities across the country, with teachers from the Confucius Institute serving the role of language instructors. The objective of the program is to impart Chinese language education to Pakistani students in order to equip them with linguistic skills and enhance socio-cultural understanding of China.