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Ashna Passes First Unit In Chinese Writing

‘The demand for people who know the language is increasing’ Ashna Anjali Ram, 19, believes Fijians should take the time to appreciate Chinese language and culture. Ashna graduated with her
18 Nov 2015 10:07
Ashna Passes First Unit  In Chinese Writing
Left: Ashna Anjali Ram and Milki Ligaiviu hold up their credit course certificates yesterday at the University of the South Pacific Lautoka campus.Photo: SALOTE QALUBAU

‘The demand for people who know the language is increasing’

Ashna Anjali Ram, 19, believes Fijians should take the time to appreciate Chinese language and culture.

Ashna graduated with her first unit in Chinese writing at the University of the South Pacific, Lautoka Campus’ Confucius Institute yesterday.

“A lot of more Chinese are coming down to Fiji and learning Chinese would be a way to help them to adapt better in their new environment,” Ashna said.

“I found out about this course from the Laucala Campus who advised that the demand for people who know Chinese language was increasing according to recent advertisements in the newspapers.”

She said she also learned some Chinese culture like how they celebrated the Moon Festival and other things like writing in Chinese using brushes.

“It’s really fun because I have made a lot of friends,” she said.

The 41 students that graduated comprise 30 social class students, six credit course students and five staff course students.

“There are 12 units for the Chinese course and I have finished my first one; I would like to complete course after I finish my major which is Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel Management.”

Ashna said her family was also very supportive of her new-found interest.

“My parents find it nice that I am doing this course, saying since I’m not good in Hindi, I can be good in this; it’s just something new and different for me,”
she said.

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