The first classes of the new school year began in the Confucius School of ZNU on October 22. On the eve of the organizational meeting, which was attended by the director of the Confucius School from ZNU, professor Volodymyr Volkov, the dean of the Institute of Russian Philology of the Ankhoy Pedagogical University (People's Republic of China), who had been teaching for a year in ZNU as part of the activities of the Confucius School - professor Gen Liping, and representatives of the Chinese side, for the first time joined the Confucius School - the director of the Confucius School of ZNU from the Chinese side, deputy dean of the faculty of international education of the Ankhoy Pedagogical University (China), director of the School of Confucius U Shihong and professor of Chinese and English languages in the School of Confucius Xia Yuesya.
For the second year in a row, the representatives of all age groups have the opportunity to learn Chinese language and culture at a professional level in Zaporizhzhia, with the involvement of native speakers who have experience working with foreigners. The Chinese side provides students with methodological materials, with an opportunity to pass the qualification exam in Chinese, ensures consulting services in the process of familiarization with the culture and traditions of this country, etc. ZNU, in turn, provides for this cooperation space, material, technical and other resource base.
The term for learning Chinese on the basis of these classes is three years. To confirm the annual results, it is supposed to pass the qualification examinations for the degree of knowledge at the HSK level, which is confirmed by experts at the headquarters of the Confucius Institute.
It should be remembered that the Confucius Institute is an international information platform that aims to represent China throughout the world. Confucianism has existed for 25 centuries and is an effective means for uniting people both within a single nation and in international associations.