On April 27, 2014, School of International Education, Liaoning University of Technology, held the grand theme activity “The Great Wall and I---Excursion of Chinese Ancient Culture”, which means to let international students understand more of Chinese historical culture, enhance their enthusiasm to learn Chinese historical culture and improve students’ level of Chinese language. This activity consisted of 2parts, one was the inspection tour to Laolongtou scenic spot of Shanhaiguan City and the Ancient Town of Xingcheng City; the other one was the essay and photograph contests. There were in total 135 international students from 23 countries of Russia, Congo, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda and Burundi, etc.
Laolongtou scenic spot is a natural peninsula stretching into the Bohai Sea, which connects the Great Wall and the sea. It is located in Hebei Province, 5 Kilometers to the Shanhaiguan City and is the major attraction of the city. It is a great opportunity for you to enrich your knowledge of Chinese culture. Xingcheng Ancient Town is one of the four most complete ancient towns, and especially it is the only foursquare defensive city in China.Students were listening to the sound of the sea and enjoying the sight of the beautiful scenery while standing on the Great Wall, in which they truly felt the lingering charm of Chinese historical culture.
This activity was organized for purpose of making it be the second classroom for international students to study Chinese language with intellectual, historic and instructive experience, which made students go outside of the class and broaden their horizon. Meanwhile, though virtualized experience of Chinese culture, it would facilitate the development of LUT’s Chinese teaching and cultural diffusion.