|[May 13, 2014]
Hungarian Student Makes Debut as English News Anchor at NCKU
TAINAN, Taiwan --(Business Wire)--
A Hungarian student received a warm welcome from the News Center of the
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) recently.
Currently studying at the NCKU Department of Chinese Literature, Gabor
Kovacs is a news anchor and has already recorded his debut student news
video on April 28.
Kovacs said that he has told his friends and family about his new role
at NCKU News Center, and hopes his debut news video can be viewed all
over the world on the Internet.
NCKU Department of Foreign Language and Literature Assistant Professor
Dr. Carolyn Scott, advisor to the NCKU English news anchor team, said
that Kovacs is well-prepared and his debut in broadcasting news is
"Having the opportunity to work as a student anchor is a unusual yet
memorable life experience," said Kovacs. "Besides, using English to
report NCKU news is excellent as it enables the world to know more about
NCKU and Taiwan."
At the beginning, Kovacs has some doubts over his ability to take up the
role of English news anchor at NCKU News Center.
Therefore, he spent time reading NCKU news as well as consulting
experienced news anchor for learning tips beforehand. He even practiced
pronunciation, how to have a good stage presence, and writing news
scripts while receiving guidance and useful tips from Prof. Scott.
Kovacs noted that Prof. Scott's guidance helped calm him down throughout
his first ever news video recording session and hoped his performance
will improve a great deal in the future.
Kovacs came to Taiwan five years ago, and is proficient in his mother
language Hungarian, English, Mandarin Chinese and German.
According to Kovacs, he watched Jackie Chan's movies at the age of 8 and
was deeply attracted by Kung Fu and oriental culture ever since.
Therefore, he started learning Chinese in Hungary when he was 10.
He stayed in Mainland China one year before arriving in Taiwan, and
enrolled in the Master's degree program in Chinese Literature on the
recommendation of his friend, having known that NCKU is one of the top
two universities in Taiwan.
Currently, Kovacs is studying Taoism as part of his degree and hopes to
work in Taiwan in the future.
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