Chinese Arts – A Fun Learning Session
Mandarin Language and Culture Centre had organized Chinese Arts course for UMP students from 1 March 2017 until 29 March 2017 on every Wednesday. Chinese Arts course was intended to enthusiasts of Chinese culture and arts.
According to Yong Ying Mei, Director of MLCC, students were exposed to variable Chinese arts learning, including Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting, Chinese songs, Chinese tea art, using chopsticks, Chinese painting and Chinese opera mask making. Other than the skills mentioned, cultural background of these arts was also taught to students, which helped them to develop deeper knowledge of Chinese arts.
Farah Aqilah Mustafa, student from Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources expressed her enthusiasm after completing the course. She claimed that she gained valuable experiences in practicing the skills of Chinese Arts. Khairunnisa Che Hassan, a student from Computer Systems & Software Engineering stated her gratefulness as the course had developed her creative thinking skills through learning Chinese arts such as Chinese painting.
The course instructor, Ms Zhang Weiqing (volunteer language teacher from Hanban, China) had shown her passion in teaching as she demonstrated the Chinese arts in person. Small group learning enabled her to teach one on one to ensure students could master the Chinese arts skills as well as the Chinese culture.
By Zhang Weiqing & Cheng Ching Yee