At 10 am on April 11, 210 college students took part in the online training classes that are organized by the Foreign Liaison Team of the Preparatory Committee Office of the World University Games Chengdu 2021. These 210 students all have one common identity - the candidates for the "foreign liaison officers" for the World University Games Chengdu 2021. The training they attended is an online training about general knowledge. A series of similar training programs will continue up to the beginning of the World University Games Chengdu 2021 as a part of the preparatory process.
What do "foreign liaison officers" do?
Participating in connecting with and receiving important guests
Based around the overall strategic deployment of the "New Era of China, New World University Games in Chengdu", the Foreign Liaison Team of the Preparatory Committee Office of World University Games Chengdu 2021 began the selection of "foreign liaison officers" at the end of 2019 in order to ensure the provision of high-quality reception and language services for the World University Games Chengdu. One of the main responsibilities for the "foreign liaison officers" is to cooperate with relevant personnel to connect with and receive the FISU officials and other important guests from abroad. They will also provide language services for the Multilingual Service Center at the World University Games Village, the venues and other places.
How will the candidates for "foreign liaison officers" be selected?
Stages include preliminary selection + secondary selection, training & examination and the final decision
Candidates for the "foreign liaison officers" for the World University Games Chengdu are the freshmen, sophomores or first-year graduate students majoring in English, or other students who have a high English level. The preliminary selection was conducted through public application and recommendation from college classes. The secondary selection was conducted based on the assessment criteria and rules formulated by professors from foreign language universities and mainly focused on evaluating each candidate's foreign language ability and overall quality.
At present, 210 potential "foreign liaison officers" for the World University Games Chengdu have been selected from Sichuan University, Chengdu Sport University, and Chengdu University. The final decision will be made after a series of training programs and examinations.
What will the training include?
Four parts which will run throughout the preparatory process for the Games
In order to improve the service level of the "foreign liaison officers" for the World University Games Chengdu, the Foreign Liaison Team of the Preparatory Committee of World University Games Chengdu 2021 has officially launched a series of special training courses for the candidates which began in March. The first session of the online training courses fell on March 14th, including the following contents: a brief introduction to FISU's development history and its organization structure, a report on the latest progress of the Games' preparation work, a summary of the requirements for and responsibilities of "foreign liaison officers", and etc.
Examples of PPT slides of the training
Examples of PPT slides of the training
This training holding on April 11th was the second training for "foreign liaison officers" conducted online. Outstanding key interpreters from the Foreign Affairs Office of Chengdu Municipal People's Government were invited to share their experience in foreign affairs translation and interpreting with the candidates for the World University Games Chengdu, giving them a vivid lesson which focused on the different types of translation, the important qualities of an interpreter, practical interpretation skills, etc.
The training for "language liaison officers" will continue up to the inauguration of World University Games Chengdu 2021. These training programs will be divided into four parts: general knowledge training, special themed training, etiquette training, and post-oriented training. The four different training programs will include contents such as: diplomatic protocol and religious etiquette, the conditions and cultures of various countries and regions, guest reception skills, translation skills, English for competitions, practical exercises, etc.