Chinese characters on laptop
Minsk’s gymnasium #23 enjoys special day as laptops distributed among Chinese lesson pupils
The Chinese Embassy and the ZTE Corporation recently made a generous present to the only Belarusian secondary school teaching Chinese culture and language. The laptops should prove helpful in enabling students to learn rules and Chinese characters, by playing exciting games. According to Marina Cheushkova, a Chinese language teacher, the innovation makes learning much easier. She notes, “By the time they leave school, our pupils have studied around 5,000 characters: enough to conduct simple dialogue, although only half the number known by most Chinese people.”
The laptop donation generated a festive atmosphere, with teachers and children personally thanking the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Cui Qiming, and staging a bright performance in two languages.
By Marina Zubovich