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2015.0930

The Division of Preparatory Programs Welcoming Their First Malawi Students

 This year, the Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students is welcoming some special guests from Africa. The campus was mainly composed of South East Overseas Chinese, now 18 teenage African students from Amitofo Care Center have come to Taiwan to study here. They will attend classes in Linkou coordinated by MTC and Preparatory Programs to learn Chinese, and the school will help them to apply to universities in Taiwan. The aim is to educate them as teachers and in the future, they may go back to Malawi and teach Chinese. 


They arrived in Taiwan on September 10th and went to the Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students directly. They met with the teachers, and volunteer students showed them the dorm and helped them settled down.
One student volunteer said that it was his first time interacting with Malawi people and demonstrated some African language he just learned. One student from Malawi introduced himself to everyone and expressed his happiness of coming to Taiwan and learning Chinese. 

These students are around 18 years old and they all have a comprehensive level of Chinese. They will now learn Chinese for a year in the Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students, adding to its multi-cultural education environment. This is the first time in 60 years that the Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students has welcomed students from Africa. The Division and MTC have built up a well-developed curriculum to cultivate foreign students as Chinese teachers. It’s hoped that more and more Malawians and students from other countries can come to the Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students and learn Chinese as well as basic subjects before they go on to apply to universities in Taiwan. NTNU is happy to share the warmth of the Taiwanese spirit and passion for education with foreign students.