Source: Faculty of Foreign Languages
Reporter: Xu Tianhong
Editor: Wu Zhibo
Translated by Men Haiyan
The Seventh Cervantes Art Festival in Sanda has been successfully held by School of Spanish in the Xie Xide Hall. Focusing on the Spanish language, this festival covered four themed activities, i.e., seminars, vocabulary contests, recitation contests and entertainment gala. Consul General of Columbia in Shanghai Ms. Luz Helena Echeverry delivered a lecture entitled Colombia, RealismoMágico to the audience. In addition, students from Shanghai I&C Foreign Languages School were invited to give performances.
Director Chen Quan of School of Spanish said that it had been a tradition for the School to hold Cervantes Art Festival in late April every year since its founding. The Art Festival was aimed at building a platform for students to train and display their organizing ability, creativity and performing talents. It was hoped that students were able to display the beauty and glamour of Spanish through a variety of activities.Now the Art Festival has become a popular activity attracting both teachers and students within the school. In the process of elaborate planning, organizing, rehearsing and implementing, students were expected to improve their linguistic competence and enhance humanity accomplishment.
On 23 April 1616, the world literary giant and father of Modern Spanish fiction, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra passed away. This day was later announced as Spanish Day, in commemorating the master in the Spanish world. One of the most important awards in the Spanish literature field?Premio Miguel de Cervantes was also set on 23 April.