From Oct. 24th to 26th, twenty-eight French teachers and students from St. Malo High School in Brittany, led by their Chinese teacher Alexandre Salmon and English teacher Migael Carrias, had a great experience in SEHS. Moreover, St. Malo High School has already visited SEHS for six times.
The greeting ceremony was held at the reception room in SEHS. Principal Xianghe Han and Vice Principal Baolei Lin attended this ceremony. Principle Han gave a speech, welcoming the visiting French students and teachers. He also introduced the new changes that took place in our school, reviewed the history of the interactions between two schools, and wished them all the best and achieve fruitful results during this visit. Mr. Alexandre Salmon thanked our school for the warm reception they had received over the previous visits. He introduced, in Chinese, the basic situation of Saint-Malo High School and their progress in Chinese learning. He was eagerly looking forward to furthering exchanges between the two schools. Both the hosts and the guests expressed their fervent wishes of further cooperation in Chinese, French and art education. Principle Lin, Student Ambassadors, and teachers from the International Department guided the French students and teachers, who visited the school history room and showed their admiration and congratulation to the development and achievement of SEHS.
During the visit, French students and teachers experienced traditional Chinese paper-cutting, culture, instruments by attending classes. SEHS also held a municipal visiting and tour in different campuses of SEHS. The French delegation showed great interest when visiting Daming Lake and Qushuiting Street, embracing the special spring culture in Jinan. They were attracted by the profound cultural atmosphere in Jinan and gave surprised comments on the great changes that took place in Jinan.
Currently, St. Malo high school has about 1,000 students in total. There are more than 100 students who chose Chinese class this year, which is 20 more than last year. The students who visited our school this time were a subset of students from their Chinese class. Through visiting, they communicated with our students about cultural differences, deepened the understanding between with each other, and strengthened our mutual heritage. Alexandre Salmon, their lead teacher, learned Chinese when he was studying at St. Malo high school, became a Chinese literature graduate student in Fudan university, and came back to St. Malo to teach Chinese.
Calligraphic Gifting During Reception Ceremony
Paper Cutting Class