Azerbaijani language to be taught in China

Beijing, March 3, AZERTAC

For the first time the Azerbaijani language will be taught in China, at the Beijing University of Foreign Languages where 76 foreign languages are taught. On the decision of China’s Education Ministry, the University will train specialists on Azerbaijani language. “Teaching and training of the Azerbaijani language specialists will promote deepening of bilateral relations between the two countries’, pro-rector of University stated at the event held on this occasion. “This will help to closely recognize the culture of Azerbaijan, one of the ancient lands”, he stressed.

Charge de-affaires of Azerbaijani embassy in China Matin Mirza noted that after the Azerbaijani President visited China in 2015 the bilateral relations between the counties have reached a new level. He expressed readiness to render every assistance and on behalf of the Embassy presented relevant books in Azerbaijani language to the University library.

Beijing University’s teacher of Azerbaijani language, PhD Agshin Aliyev spoke of ancient ties between Azerbaijan and China, noting that 22 students of University have already chosen the Azerbaijani language as the second language. At his words, in the period of 2020-2021, students will be admitted to study Azerbaijani language, for what appropriate technical and teaching base will be created. The teaching base will include text-books, dictionaries, methodical aids and handbooks.

Shahin Jafarov

Special correspondent

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