‘Summer of Beijing’ gala held in Tuanjiehu community

2018-08-13 10:45 千龙网

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Members of FLAT sing English songs at the gala of “Summer of Beijing” held on August 10, 2018 in Tuanjiehu community, Chaoyang district, Beijing. [Photo by Yuan Xiaona/Qianlong]

“Summer of Beijing”, a Chinese and foreigner get-together was held in Tuanjiehu community, Beijing’s Chaoyang district on August 10, 2018, which was co-hosted by the Foreign Languages Association of Tuanjiehu (FLAT) and the Associated Colleges in China(ACC).

Totally around 100 people attended the get-together. Members of FLAT performers made mainly English shows, including English songs, and recitations of poem.

To foreigners’ surprise, a 92-year-old grandfather, an English lover, can speak English frequently and he said, he has been learning English for 32 years.

Ms Cui of FLAT performed a bilingual recitation of a poem dubbed “Snow --to the tune of Chin Yuan Chun”.

In addition to English shows, FLAT’s Ms Li Xiaojuan also sang an Italian song at the party.

ACC’s students and teachers also made excellent shows. As most of ACC’s students are Chinese majors in America colleges and universities, their performances at the party fully showed their interests and enthusiasm for Chinese and Chinese culture.

These students could not only sing all kinds of Chinese songs but also performed Tai Chi Sword.

At an interplayed game, one from ACC described a word on the board by speaking or action, while the one from FLAT with his back against the board had to guess what the word was.

All players from two sides did well especially the students of ACC as their descriptions of the words of the game indicated they were very familiar with Beijing, China and Chinese culture.

“We teach them(ACC students) Chinese and they communicate with us in English,” said Ms Bai, an official of FLAT adding that, the get-together also demonstrated the senior citizens’ charm of learning English.

Ms Bai said, many people have been learning English since 2008. Now they are more enthusiastic about and “even addicted to” learning English.

According to Ms Bai, even though the name of FLAT refers to Tuanjiehu community, its members range is beyond a community and includes people from Dongcheng district, Xicheng district, Haidian district, Changping and Tongzhou district.

A 92-year-old grandfather and students of ACC perform at the gala of “Summer of Beijing” held on August 10, 2018 in Tuanjiehu community, Chaoyang district, Beijing. [Photo by Yuan Xiaona/Qianlong]

Ms Cui of FLATrecitesa poemin both English and Chinese at the gala of “Summer of Beijing” held on August 10, 2018 in Tuanjiehu community, Chaoyang district, Beijing. [Photo by Yuan Xiaona/Qianlong]

Students of ACC perform Tai Chi Sword at the gala of “Summer of Beijing” held on August 10, 2018 in Tuanjiehu community, Chaoyang district, Beijing. [Photo by Yuan Xiaona/Qianlong]

Teachers of ACC sing songs at the gala of “Summer of Beijing” held on August 10, 2018 in Tuanjiehu community, Chaoyang district, Beijing. [Photo by Yuan Xiaona/Qianlong]

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