University of Sri Jayewardenepura is to introduce a Chinese Language Degree under the Department of Language Cultural Studies and Performing Arts of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. To achieve this, the university has affiliated itself with the Embassy of Peoples republic of China.
Prof. ZangXiaohui has agreed to help the university in laying the preliminary framework for the degree programme to commence in the university. Prof. Xiaohuiis a member of the international Society for Chinese Language Teaching (ISCLT), the Executive Director of Multi- Language Center for the International Promotion of Chinese language and is the Director of the Office of Confucius Institutes, Beijing Foreign Studies University(BFSU).
BFSU is a prestigious university in China which operates under the Chinese Ministry of Education. The university known as the ‘Cradle of Diplomats’ for its outstanding output of highly qualified graduates to the workforce has been in operation for over 75 years. The university has produced over 90,000 students in the course of its operation
Chinese is considered one of the developing languages in the world. With China emerging as a global power in scope of economy and technology, the education in Chinese language is a timely need.