Vietnamese culture popularised in Mexican university
Update: Oct 08, 2018
The National School of Languages, Linguistics and Translation under the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico held a Day of Vietnamese Language and Cuisine and screened films to introduce Vietnamese culture to lecturers and students on October 5. 

At the event

At a Vietnamese-language class, First Secretary of the Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico Lam Quoc Thanh presented an overview of the origin, formation and development of the Vietnamese language. 

Nearly 50 students learned Viet Nam’s alphabet characters, pronunciation and basic greetings. They expressed wish that more Vietnamese classes will be opened. 

Head of the Russian, Asian and contemporary Greek language faculty Ricardo Cornejo said the school will consider adding Vietnamese language into its curricula in the near future to meet students’ demand. 

International and Mexican students were also introduced to Viet Nam’s rice paper - a specialty of the wet rice civilization. They learnt how to make fresh spring rolls using rice papers.

On the occasion, they gained an insight into the unique culture of H’Mong people, one of the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups via the film “Story of Pao” by director Ngo Quang Hai. 

The day was part of the Viet Nam Week held by UNAM with a series of activities such as seminars and photo exhibitions.