On the afternoon of September 3, local time, Confucius Institute Tallinn University Chinese School of Narva Language School was beautifully decorated with unprecedented splendor. Teachers and students were dressed in suits and holding flowers. They were looking forward to the arrival of Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and jointly celebrating Estonia's important festival, the Festival of Knowledge. The president's warm and affable smile won warm applause from the leaders, teachers and students of the whole school.
Following a speech by the headmaster of the Narva Language School, the auditorium launched a spectacular performance with unique language school characteristics.Teachers and students of Narva Chinese School prepared a wealth of performances for this occasion. The director of the Chinese School Ma Changjiang presented Chinese tea - Jasmine Dragon Beads to the President, introduced the method of making tea and Chinese tea culture. The president listened carefully and said that China's tea culture is well known in the world and should be carefully studied and promoted.
Students of the Chinese school recited the Chinese poetry "The Legend of the Dragon" affectionately with sincere feelings and smooth Chinese, and a performance of hand-painting Chinese dragon was presented. The performances won warm applause from the president and the audiences. Finally, the president delivered a brilliant speech on “respect knowledge, respect talent, respect teachers and education”.
Since the establishment of the Confucius Institute Tallinn University in Estonia in 2014, SUFE has organized multi-level language and cultural activities to promoted multi-faceted cooperation in language teaching. As of September 2018, 16 language teaching centers have been set up in 5important areas of Estonia. The number of Chinese students has increased to 1500. Chinese language and culture teaching has been further promoted and paid attention to in Estonia.
(From Confucius Institute Affair Office )