On the morning of March 27, the opening ceremony of the Ninth Foreign Culture Festival themed with “My Journey with Little Y” was held by the School of Foreign Languages and Literature in the grove on the central campus of SDU. Guests attending this opening ceremony were Mr. Zhang Yang, teacher from the Youth League Committee of SDU; Mrs. Wang Lulu, secretary of the Youth League Committee of the School of Foreign Languages and Literature and the counsellor of the 2015 freshmen; Mr. Liu Jinshuai, teacher from the School of Foreign Languages and Literature; and all student presidium members of all previous years.
Mrs. Zhang Yang and Wang Lulu declared the opening of the Ninth Foreign Cultural Festival
The opening ceremony, presided over by Guan Qingchun and Yuan Xiaoli, began at 10 a.m. with “Crazy”, performed by a dance team named Sweet Poison, as its opening dance show that livened up the atmosphere and won thunderous applause from the audience. Next was a medley of songs in diverse charming languages including Korean, German, Spanish, Russian, French, English and Japanese, a distinguished feature of the School of Foreign Languages and Literature. Fair-sounding and overwhelming, the songs brought the audience into a colorful, appealing world of foreign languages. Then came the fantastic magic show performed by Li Yunfei, member of the Magicians Association of SDU. It earned another round of applause and promoted the atmosphere to the climax. After that, Mr. Zhang Yang and Mrs.Wang Lulu declared the opening of the Foreign Culture Festival. Finally, the ceremony ended in the melodious singing of the campus opera “Gardenia in Blossom” and the guests and performers took pictures together to mark this occasion. Some nearby residents and kids also watched the opening ceremony to appreciate the charm of exotic cultures. In addition, the drama club, Nino, gave a flashing performance outside the Qi Yuan at the very end. In the music of “Lion Heart” and “Who You”, members of Nino brought out their best and displayed youthful vigor through their energetic dancing.
The Foreign Cultural Festival is a distinct festival sponsored by the School of Foreign Languages and Literature and undertaken by the collegiate Youth League Committee and Students’ Union. It aimed at improving students’ foreign language competence to enhance their ability of English language using, and enriching the students’ extracurricular life by helping them gain a better understanding of local customs of different peoples of the world and spreading the splendid exotic culture.
Translated by: Wei Jinyao, Fan Xueyuan
Edited by: Lang Cuicui
Photo by: News Agency, School of Foreign Languages and Literature