Wayne State University Confucius Institute
Ms. Liang’s Chinese Language classes were given a treat on Friday, March 9. The Outreach Program offered by the Wayne State University Confucius Institute brought fun and interesting Chinese language and culture activities to Page Middle School and Lamphere High School Chinese students.
They opened the class with a brief introduction to the history and culture of their native China. Then the Lamphere students were invited to try their hand at ancient Chinese paper art. Some classes folded the paper into familiar shapes while others cut their paper into intricate designs. The presenters finished up by teaching the students some basic Chinese Kung Fu moves such as 5 Step Boxing or Tai Chi.
Students in Ms. Liang’s class gave this fun day very positive feedback. Emily Wrobel, a Page Middle School Chinese level 2 student said: “I like how we got to know more stuff from the slide show. I really liked the paper cutting because now I can do it at home.” Level 3 student Hannah Griffin from LHS said:” I think the activities we did were pretty fun. It’s always cool to meet other Chinese speakers and the activities were very interesting.” Adam Knox is a Chinese level 1 student, also from LHS and he said: “Friday was cool. The Kung Fu was the best. I think we should do it again.”
Ms. Liang’s classes enjoyed the presentations and are looking forward to meeting more WSU Confucius Institute members at their China Quiz Bowl where Lamphere students will compete against other area schools to test their ability and use of Chinese.