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NEW EVENTS

ASU Confucius Institute was honored as 2016 Confucius Institute of the Year at the 11th Global Confucius Institute Conference
ASU Vice Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Stefanie Lindquist accepted this award, which was presented by Vice Premier Liu Yandong of the People’s Republic of China in Kunming, China. For more information, visit
https://asunow.asu.edu/20161222-asu-news-confucius-institute-education-efforts-honored-by-chinese-government or
http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2016-12-13/doc-ifxypizk0402790.shtml

Highlights

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
LL166, 851 Cady Mall, ASU Tempe Campus

Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival. Join us for mooncakes, games, and Chinese music. 

Please click here for flyer.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 10:00am
Pima Room 230, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe Campus

Dr. Wang Xiaolu presented a talk in Chinese about "当代中国社会文化的指尖书写 - 智能手机与日常生活." Professor Wang is a professor of Literature at the College of Literature & Journalism and College of Foreign Literature & Cultures at Sichuan University (SCU). He additionally serves as the Director of American Studies Center and Chair of Professorship Committee of College of Ocerseas Education on SCU campus. This event was free and open to the public.

For more information about the event and biography of Dr. Wang Xiaolu, please click here.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:30pm
LL 102, ASU Tempe Campus

Dr. Wang Xiaolu presented a talk titled "Trans-border and In-between: Americans in Late 19th and Early 20th Century China." The talk focused on a major cultural encounter by tracing the activities of American missionaries, groups and individuals, in late 19th and early 20th century China.

Professor Wang is a professor of Literature at the College of Literature & Journalism and College of Foreign Literature & Cultures at Sichuan University (SCU). He additionally serves as the Director of American Studies Center and Chair of Professorship Committee of College of Ocerseas Education on SCU campus. This event was free and open to the public.

For more information about the event and biography of Dr. Wang Xiaolu, please click here.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:00am
EDB L-32, ASU Tempe Campus

Dr. Wang Xiaolu presented a talk about "Starbucks in China." Professor Wang is a professor of Literature at the College of Literature & Journalism and College of Foreign Literature & Cultures at Sichuan University (SCU). He additionally serves as the Director of American Studies Center and Chair of Professorship Committee of College of Ocerseas Education on SCU campus. This event was free and open to the public.

For more information about the event and biography of Dr. Wang Xiaolu, please click here.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Chandler Center for the Arts

The Chinese culture performance at the Chandler Center for the Arts on Tuesday, September 26 integrated an array of colorful Chinese art forms including artistic Chinese dances, traditional folk songs, soulful vocal and choirs - a spectacular show that the entire family will enjoy! The show was FREE and open to the public.

Event Schedule:

5:30 pm - Chinese Cultural Booths and China Photo Story Exhibit

6:30 pm - “A Glimpse of China Performance”

Please click here for flyer.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (All day) - Thursday, November 9, 2017 (All day)
 
Beginning Chinese 1
 Tuesdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / September 5 to November 7, 2017 / West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

Beginning Chinese 1a
 Wednesdays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / September 6 to November 8, 2017 / West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

Beginning Chinese 2
 Thursdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / September 7 to November 9, 2017 / 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. Beginning Chinese Class 2 is designed for people who have successfully completed the Beginning Chinese 1 and 1a.

Click here for flyer with more information. Register now.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
ASU Tempe Campus, Memorial Union Mohave Room

The ASU Confucius Institute hosted an all-day event about "Effective Language Teaching in a Chinese Classrom," featuring guest speaker Sally Lowe, a Chinese immersion teacher at Barnard Elementary School, author, blogger and webinar presenter for iChineseReaders. 

Morning Session: Proficiency-based Instruction in a Chinese Foreign Language & Immersion Classroom will consist of sharing effective and practical language teaching strategies to promote active student engagement and advance student language.

Afternoon Session: Integrated Language and Subject Matter Teaching in a Chinese Immersion Classroom will consist of learning how to plan and design science curriculum and lessons in a Chinese immersion classroom.

Please click here for more flyer and presenter's biography. 

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 9:00am - Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:00am
Horseshoe Trails Elementary School

The ASU Confucius Institute and Confucius Classrooms at Horseshoe Trails Elementary co-hosted the science camp "Healthy Kids, Happy Kids" from July 31 - August 3Students had fun exploring fun topics related to healthy habits through hands-on activities and games in Mandarin. Please click here for flyer.

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:00am - Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Centennial Elementary Campus in Higley Unified School District

A Healthy Self, A Healthy World! The ASU Confucius Institute collaborated with Coronado Elementary School to offer a Dual Language Immersion Mandarin Chinese Science Camp from June 5 - June 15.  Students continued to practice their Mandarin through the summer while enjoying camp games, hands-on science experiments, and Chinese cultural activities. There were two levels designed for students with different language experience:

1) 1st-4th Grade with prior language experience or
2) 4th-6th Grade with no language experience

For more information please visit husd.org/communityeducation Enrichment Programs. Please click here for flyer.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, June 18, 2017 (All day)
ASU Tempe Campus

The 2017 ASU Startalk Chinese Language Camp was held from June 4 to 18 on ASU Tempe Campus. The 15-day residential program provided students an opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured curriculum. During the program, students received Chinese language instruction and participated in fun, hands-on cultural activities. The program boasts a living-learning setting where participants will gain first-hand college life experience. The camp consisted of current 8-12th grade Arizona high school students, whose proficiency level of Chinese language ranged from zero to intermediate. Tuition, room, meals, instructional materials, and field trip were largely funded by the STARTALK grant.

Please click here for flyer. For information about the program and the application process, visit silc.asu.edu/content/startalk-program.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 (All day)
University of Arizona

Two students represented Arizona State University at the 2017 Chinese Bridge Competition, which selects top students in the Southwest U.S. to participate in the Chinese Bridge - Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students in China during Summer 2017. This competition promotes interactions among regional Confucius Institutes and provides an opportunity for college students to mingle and demonstrate their Chinese language skills and special talents.