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Maximizing Student Learning and Assessment Performance in AP Chinese Language and Culture
Join this two day program and learn about improving student performance through instructional strategies for AP Chinese with guest speakers Dr. T. Richard Chi, Lisa Podbilski, and Marilyn Mi.
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Innovation in Teaching Series
See the Elementary and Secondary winning model teaching videos of the “Innovation in Teaching” Competition, and join us to discuss video content, lesson plans, and teaching PowerPoints of winning videos,
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Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
ASU Tempe Campus - MU Alumni Lounge

Come learn about student performance and instructional strategies for AP Chines from guest speakers Dr. T. Richard Chi, Professor Emeritus of Chinese language and linguistics in the Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Utah, Ms. Lisa Podbilski, World Language Department Chair and Upper School Chinese teacher at Louisville Collegiate School, and Ms. Marilyn Mi, Mandarin Secondary Curriculum and Instruction Specialist in the Department of Dual language at the Portland Public Schools. The three guest speakers all have experience sand will be sharing insight on how to use authentic materials and strategies to design instruction, enrich learning, and improve student performance. This event is free and all the meals are covered by the conference sponsors. Deadline to register is October 10, 2016, please RSVP to asuconfucius@gmail.com. For more information about speakers please click here

October 29, 2016 / Saturday / 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Day 1 Highlights

• K-12 Articulation: Instructional Strategies in teaching Chinese language and culture

• Effective Thinking Strategies and Cultural Preparation in Chinese classrooms

• Successful Transitions through Curriculum Articulation and Alignment

Ways to Improve Student Performance in AP Chinese exam

October 30, 2016 / Saturday / 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Day 2 Highlights

How to Use Authentic Materials to Design Instruction & Enrich Learning

How to Use Activities to Improve Student Outputs

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
LL Room 55 Basement Floor, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute will host the next ONLINE HSK and HSKK on Saturday, October 16, 2016. Registration Deadline is October 4. Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is an international standardized test to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers engaged in daily life and social activities. The HSK is required when applying to study in Chinese universities. 

For more information and registration, visit our HSK site at http://confuciusinstitute.asu.edu/portal/hsk.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 9:30am - 11:30am
ASU Tempe Campus - MU 224 & 226

ASU Confucius Institute will be presenting the Elementary and Secondary winning model teaching videos of the “Innovation in Teaching” Competition. Join us to not only discuss the video content, lesson plans, and teaching PowerPoints of winning videos, but also share resources for planning instruction and professional development. Come interact and share ideas with other Chinese teachers across the valley. The Elementary Video Discussion is “How to Enhance Mandarin Speaking Skills in Daily Class” by Kathy Cabizo from Gavilan Peak Elementary School and the Secondary Video Discussion is “Structure and Deliver Lessons to Increase Students’ Chinese Reading and Speaking Proficiency” by Jen Smetanick from Phoenix Basis School. For more information, please click here.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 9:00am - 11:00am

The ASU Confucius Institute and the Phoenix Chinese Week along with Coronado Elementary School is hosting the "Experience Chinese Culture" class for students in the Mandarin Dual Language Immersion program. Students will have the opportunity to watch Chinese painting and calligraphy demonstration by a local Chinese artist and participate in making a Chinese hand drum. Join us in a day of fun Chinese culture activities. For more information please click here.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Carson Ballroom, Old Main, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute and the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China L.A. presented the China-AZ Cultural Day on September 24th to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival for local dignitaries. The renowed China National Orchestra of China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater (中国歌剧舞剧院民族管弦乐团) conducted a special performance for this event. An Arizona State University student and students in ASU CI’s Confucius Classroom at Tarwater Elementary also performed at this special event. Please click here for program.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Carson Ballroom, Old Main, ASU Tempe Campus

The 2016 Chinese Story Photo exhibit displays the natural beauty of China’s majestic landscapes through stories that bring to life the cultural, social and economic experiences of everyday people in China. Over 50 photos were exhibited at the photo exhibit. This travel photo exhibit which will be showcased in ASU CI’s affiliated Confucius Classrooms. Click here for flyer.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (All day) - Thursday, November 10, 2016 (All day)
Beginning Chinese 1
 Tuesdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / September 6 to November 8, 2016 / West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

Beginning Chinese 1a
Thursdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. /September 8 to November 10, 2016 / West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

Beginning Chinese Class 1a is designed for people who have completed Beginning Chinese 1 offered by the ASU Confucius Institute. 

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Register today at http://confuciusinstitute.asu.edu/portal/learnchineseregform

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
University Club, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius presents a workshop with speaker Dr. Shuhan Wang, Project Director of the Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN) at the Asia Society, for administrators and teachers who currently operate or are interested in establishing dual-language Chinese-English immersion programs. Dr. Wang will guide you through the types and purposes of different immersion programs, share essential characteristics of successful learning and teaching in immersion, and develop strategies and affirmed plan of actions for the academic school year. If interested, please RSVP to asuconfucius@gmail.com by August 10th.

For more information, please click here

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Chandler Center for the Arts

Join the information night on Chinese Immersion Program with Dr. Shuhan Wang, Project Director of the Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN) which was established to strengthen and expand Chinese language education in early childhood and immersion programs and advocate language learning across the United States and beyond.  Dr. Wang will address some frequently asked questions parents of Chinese Immersion students are interested in.  She will also share ways for parents to support immersion students and create success.

Date:           Monday, August 22

Time:           6:00 pm – Chinese Cultural Booths – Join the fun of creating Chinese crafts and arts

                   6:30 pm – Talk by Dr. Shuhan Wang

                   7:15 pm – Meet & Greet with Dr. Shuhan Wang

Place:          Chandler Center for the Arts 

Dr. Wang has held a variety of prominent positions in language education, including as former Deputy Director of the National Foreign Language Center and Co-Principal Investigator of the STARTALK Project.   She also served as the Executive Director for Chinese Language initiatives at the Asia Society.

For more information please see flyer. For biography of Dr. Shuhan Wang, please click here

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Hamilton High School Auditorium

Join us in celebrating with CUSD administration and the ASU Confucius Institute, staff, and students from Tarwater Elementary School, Bogle Junior High School, and Hamilton High School Confucius Classrooms. Enjoy the exciting performances presented by Tarwater and Hamilton High students.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, August 7, 2016 (All day)
ASU Tempe Campus

The OPI workshop helps teachers to understand the key principles of teaching and testing for proficiency. The ASU Confucius Institute and Chinese Flagship Program offers a 4-day OPI workshop - Chinese to provide a valuable foundation for teachers in Chinese language assessment, curriculum design and instruction. Teachers are better prepared to assess the speaking abilities of their students, design their own assessment tools, and determine if students have reached specific benchmark levels.