Language Festival inspires students

Sunday, 2017-03-05 14:28:14
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A fashion show at the festival featuring traditional costumes of countries around the world.
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NDO – The first international language festival for students from Hanoi's Ngo Si Lien secondary school was held on March 4, with the aim to creating a venue for Ngo Si Lien students to interact, share language learning methods and enjoy diverse cultures from around the world.

Among school's students and teachers, the event saw the participation of educational officials from Hanoi, Director of the Vietnam-Japan Centre for Cultural Exchange Ando Toshiki, and representatives from language centres in Hanoi along with foreign teachers.

Held for the first time in the school’s 95-year history, the International Language Festival, namely "Ngo Si Lien – Inspiration 2017" offered an opportunity for the students to experience a multicultural festive atmosphere and enjoy music from around the world, while demonstrating their knowledge and skills in foreign languages to jointly explore the countries of the languages they are studying.

The festival featured various cultural and linguistics performances such as Japanese traditional Yosakoi dance and the familiar melody ‘Ponpokorin Odoru’, or emotional tunes from Australia ‘One Last Time’ and ‘Fireworks’, as well as the bustling playful melodies of the most popular German children’s song ‘So ein schoner Tag’.

In addition, the festival also took place with a rich variety of activities such as a quiz about countries around the world, fashion shows characterising the culture of many countries, mua sap (dance of the bamboos – a typical dance of the north-western provinces), a flashmob and various presentations.

Peter de Fretes from the Netherlands, who was a member of the jury at the event, said that the efforts and creativity of students at the programme were much appreciated, adding that all their repertoires were very impressive. Their efforts, hard work and presentations were very commendable, he affirmed.

While addressing the Ngo Si Lien - Inspiration 2017 Festival, Pham Thu Ha, Rector of Ngo Si Lien School said that the event was a great festival for students studying English , German, Japanese and French at the school, through which they would experience and learn more about the languages and culture of these countries, helping them to better understand the importance and benefits of understanding and proficient use of languages for global citizenship.

In addition, the festival also aimed to help students develop language skills, enhance interaction and language practice, and express themselves with confidence and dynamism, said Rector Ha, thereby encouraging Hanoian students to be innovative, dynamic, confident and creative, while practically strengthening solidarity and cultural exchanges between countries.

The festival attracted the participation of hundreds of Ngo Si Lien students.

The jury includes foreign guests from Japan, the Netherlands, the UK and France.

Foreign guests invited to join “mua sap” with students.

A camp about France impressive with the image of the Arc de Triomphe.

A student presents information on the US camp for foreign participants.

Souvenirs on display inside the Dutch camp.

Teachers, parents and students join a selling space for charity.