美國在台協會華語學校圖書館即日起將命名為「李宗宓紀念圖書館」,以彰顯「創校之父」李宗宓博士的不朽貢獻;華語學校的書畫教室也以翁竟期老師命名,以紀念翁老師傳授水墨畫精髓,為語言學習課程增添文化意境。李博士及翁老師的家人皆參加了今天的命名儀式。美國在台協會處長酈英傑也在儀式上致詞表示:「正因為有李博士及翁老師等華語文化老師的諄諄教誨和無私提攜,我們的外交官才能不斷精進華語能力,並與台灣人進行密切的互動及交流。台灣是民主的模範、可靠的夥伴,以及世界上一股良善的力量;台灣也是學習華語的絕佳地點,能在華語學校學習是我職涯中的一大亮點。」

“It is through the dedicated service of language teachers like Dr. Li, and cultural teachers like Teacher Weng, that our diplomats are able to learn Chinese and better understand how to communicate and interact with the wonderful people here,” said AIT Director Brent Christensen today at a ceremony dedicating the library in AIT’s Chinese Language and Area Studies School (CLASS) to Dr. Li Tsung-mi. Dr. Li is a “founding father” of the Chinese school now known as CLASS here at AIT. The dedication ceremony also dedicated a classroom to former painting teacher Weng Jing-chi, who taught students about Chinese painting as a means of adding cultural context to their language learning. The families of Dr. Li and Mr. Weng participated in today’s event. “Taiwan is a democratic role model, a reliable partner, and a force for good in the world. In addition, it’s also an amazing place to study Chinese. Studying here at CLASS was one of the highlights of my career, ” Director Christensen said at the ceremony.