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07/06/2018.Wenzao Undertakes the NSLI-Y Program Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and Holds a Tea Party to Celebrate the U.S. Independence Day

發布日期 2018-07-06 03:42:00

 


 

Wenzao undertakes the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and held a tea party on the 4th to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day with American students who arrived in Taiwan in early July. 
Photo courtesy of the Department of Applied Chinese (a member of the NSLI-Y Program Team)
 

 

July 6, 2018

【Press release courtesy of the NSLI-Y Program】

     

The Chinese Language Center at Wenzao has been cooperating with iEARN-USA on implementing the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program consecutively for 8 years since 2011. This year Wenzao continues to be selected as a host organization for the Program. Subsidized by the U.S. Department of State, it provides 24 American students with the opportunity to study the Chinese language (Mandarin) at Wenzao this summer; it will also provide 10 American students with the same opportunity in 2018-2019. On the 4th, it held a tea party to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day. Students participating in the Program, host families, and all faculty members and teaching assistants were invited to attend the party, where the atmosphere was lively and warm.

 

Celebrating the U.S. Independence Day on the 4th, Wenzao prepared popcorn, soft drinks and candy (foods associated with the festival) for the attendees. American students shared the culture of Independence Day and sang the national anthem of the U.S. They also performed in a talent show, along with Taiwanese students; some did Broadway musicals, some did Indian boxing, and others did international style ballroom dances. The organizer, the NSLI-Y Program Team, also held a Watermelon Eating Contest to cope with the hot weather. At the end of the Contest, the organizer presented a cake in the shape of the U.S. flag; it was made up of cupcakes. American students were amazed to see the cake; they thanked the organizer for its attentiveness. The cake also brought a perfect closure to the event.

 

The outstanding students who participate in the NSLI-Y Program this summer will stay in Taiwan for 6 weeks from July 1st onward. This is the first time for many of them to visit Taiwan. Paiti has been studying the Chinese language for 2 years. He likes the convenient living environment and beautiful scenery of Taiwan. Ifu had been to Taipei last year. He likes Taiwan very much and thus seized the opportunity to apply for the Program. He says that he likes to study history and explore the culture of Taiwan. He hopes to engage in diplomacy in the future. He will make the most of the opportunity to study the Chinese language hard.

 

Fifty-three outstanding students have completed their studies in language and culture in Kaohsiung since Wenzao cooperated with iEARN-USA. Also, there are students who have been selected as the “best students studying abroad” nearly every year. The NSLI-Y Taiwan Program is now entering its 8th year; it is undertaken by Wenzao’s Department of Applied Chinese, Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Department of Foreign Language Instruction, and Chinese Language Center, which constitute the NSLI-Y Program Team. The Team has been recruiting host families since March. With professional immersion courses on language and culture, the Department of Applied Chinese works with the Chinese Language Center to improve American students’ Chinese proficiency in all aspects of their studies. Wenzao’s students also act as their study partners to help them blend into life in Taiwan. Through cultural exchanges, the youth elites from the U.S. and Taiwanese students can explore the beauty of Taiwan and create wonderful memories for each other.

 

In addition to the 24 students participating in the NSLI-Y Program this summer, 10 more students will be coming to Wenzao in late August to study the Chinese language for 10 months, since Wenzao has undertaken the 2018-2019 NSLI-Y Program. 

 

  

Photos courtesy of the NSLI-Y Program Team

 

American students held American flags when celebrating the U.S. Independence Day.
Photo courtesy of Olivia Hsieh

Wenzao held a tea party to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day, where American and Taiwanese students engaged in cultural exchanges. 
Photo courtesy of Olivia Hsieh

American students happily participated in the celebration of the U.S. Independence Day.
Photo courtesy of Olivia Hsieh

American students sang the national anthem of the U.S. when it was played at the party.
Photo courtesy of Olivia Hsieh

An American student played a musical instrument.
Photo courtesy of Olivia Hsieh

An American student shared the culture of the U.S. Independence Day.
Photo courtesy of Olivia Hsieh

Wenzao held a tea party to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day, where students had fun.
Photo courtesy of Olivia Hsieh

The Head of the Department of Applied Chinese, Chi-Hsiang Wang (middle), and talent show winners.
Photo courtesy of the NSLI-Y Program Team

The NSLI-Y Program Team held a Watermelon Eating Contest to cope with the hot weather.
Photo courtesy of the Team 

Participants in the Watermelon Eating Contest had fun.
Photo courtesy of the NSLI-Y Program Team

Taiwanese host families had fun at the event.
Photo courtesy of the NSLI-Y Program Team

An American student and her host family
Photo courtesy of the NSLI-Y Program Team

Faculty members of the Department of Applied Chinese at Wenzao participated in the NSLI-Y Program.
Photo courtesy of the NSLI-Y Program Team

Participants at the party
Photo courtesy of the NSLI-Y Program Team