Enrollments of Chinese Students in the Urdu department

BEIJING, Dec 13 (APP):A new batch of the Chinese students enrolled in the Urdu Department of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) in the current academic year started from September reflects that the Urdu language learning is becoming a new trend in China.

“This batch of 16 students, currently studying in Urdu Department of BFSU, came in September this year. We have a new batch in every fourth year,” Zhou Yuan, Head of Urdu Department, School of Asian and African Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) said on Sunday.

Besides teaching language to the students, the Urdu department also organizes competitions of Urdu calligraphy, speech and cultural activities to improve skills as well as aware the students about Pakistan, its culture and people.

“Such activities not only enhance interest of Urdu learning among our students but improve their language skills,” Zhou Yuan, who has adopted a Pakistani name ‘Nasreen’, told APP here.

She proudly shared that these students were especially invited by Pakistan Embassy in Beijing to attend the birth anniversary of Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal where they recited poetry of the great poet. The new batch also participated in a calligraphy competition after only two months of studying in the university, she added.

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