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Teaching of Tongan Language in China to start in September

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 24/04/2017

It is planned that Tongan language will be taught in as a second or third foreign language at the Beijing Foreign Studies University in September.

Tonga’s ambassador in Beijing – His Excellency Tau’aika ‘Uta’atu has helped the search for candidates to teach the Tongan language in China.

Professor Wenli Wang of China is now responsible for the program and has been invited by the Ministry of Education and Training to visit Nuku’alofa this summer to acquire information and establish contacts important institutions in Tonga such as the Tonga International Academy – TIA and ‘Atenisi University.

This is part of the Beijing Foreign Studies University or BFSU’s response to President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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