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[IBWSC13 Feature Stories] Ni Hao, Konichiwa, Annyeonghaseyo: language classes at the IB conference

August 15, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Embracing the IB spirit of global, cross-cultural integration,  the IB conference at HKU offered a range of beginner language classes to participating students.

As an evening activity, after a hectic Tuesday, students were given the opportunity to partake in two hour “crash course” style workshops. The aim of the workshop was simple: learn some basic language skills, while having fun.

“Since [the students] are in Asia and it’s a global conference, it’s a great way for students to learn something new,” Suhani Jain, one of the organizers for the conference said.

Stressing that the lessons were not meant to be academic, Jain said students have a choice between three popular Asian languages – Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.

Students are expected to come out with learning some basic phrases, which hopefully they can use to wow friends back home or perhaps they will wish for a more in-depth language courses in the future.

Joanne Lam, from JMSC, HKU