Islamabad—International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) started Chinese language course on Wednesday at its Faisal Masjid campus. More than 60 students have been registered in the first leg of the short course, which was inaugurated by the university President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh. The course is launched by the Centre of Excellence for Modern Languages of varsity’s Languages and Literature Faculty in collaboration with China’s Council for Islamic-Chinese Relations.
“IIUI focuses on the contemporary requirements in terms of education and the course is an effort to provide a platform to the Pakistani students to learn Chinese language as both countries have started CPEC which will help academia to produce skilled and well-prepared human resource” said IIUI President.
He said that language is a source of bringing people closer to each other and the greater people of both countries understand languages of each other the better they will comprehend the culture and traditions mutually.
He added that university was mulling over holding a conference for the Pak-Chinese entrepreneurs in coming days which will help in further broadening exposure of investors of both sides about the conditions in respective countries. Dr. Al-Draiweesh hailed the faculty for its efforts to launch the course and hoped it will keep arranging courses with no gaps.
Dr. Munawar Gondal, Dean Faculty of Languages and Literature told in the inaugural ceremony that faculty has launched the course for 2 months, three months and 6 months, while all the registered will start together and they will proceed to the next levels according to their desire and performance. He vowed to further strengthen the centre and welcomed the course participants.
Dr. Akhtar Aziz, Head of Centre of Excellence for Modern Languages at IIUI said that language helps as a bridge in case of barriers in communication and Chinese faculty members at the centre are here to prepare the participants to comprehend the functional communication and interpretation of the Chinese language.
“It will be interesting to teach at IIUI as we will have multi-cultural class, while in three months the participants will be able to understand and communicate the functional Chinese language” said Khadija, one of the teachers of the course. Additional Students Advisor, Dr. Abdul Qadir Haroon also spoke on the occasion and thanked the IIUI leadership’s support amid launch of the course.