December 19, 2020
Thursday, 17 December 2020
Volunteers who will provide language services at the 2021 Summer World University Games in Chengdu have gathered for in-person training for the first time.
Around 320 students from seven universities took part as they prepare to become "foreign liaison officers" at next year's Games.
Twelve training sessions had already been held, but these all took place online amid coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
Topics covered include an introduction to the student event, English terminology, experience sharing on practical translation, international communication and Chengdu's culture.
Professional instructors delivered speeches and passed on their advice, while a quiz session helped to consolidate the knowledge which was learnt.
More training is now planned in areas including etiquette when receiving guests from overseas.