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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


Wednesday, July 10, 2013 (All day) - Thursday, July 25, 2013 (All day)

To promote exchange between the youth of China and the U.S., the ASU Confucius Institute, the CI Headquarters/Hanban and the Confucius Classroom at Catalina Foothills High School present the 2013 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp in China. Students will visit Beijing, and one of the following cities: Tianjin, Henan, Shandong, Hunan, Zhejiang, Yunnan, and Jilin. This summer camp is open to grade 8-12 high school students, aged 14-18, whose native language is not Chinese. The participant will be responsible for the round-trip airfare from Phoenix/Tucson to Beijing, international travel medical insurance, application fee of $200 and fees for China visa application. Hanban will cover room and board, domestic airfare and transportation, activities and tours/admission tickets during the calendar of events and activities of the camp. The application deadline is Monday, April 29, 2013.

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Click for Application Form.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (All day) - Wednesday, August 14, 2013 (All day)
Sichuan University, Cheng Du, China

In partnership with the School of Overseas Study at Sichuan University in China, the University of Washington, and the ASU Confucius Institute, ASU’s School of International Letters and Cultures offers an intensive eight-week summer Chinese language program at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China.  In addition to rigorous language study, the program offers great opportunities to immerse oneself in the rich Sichuan culture through weekend excursions, cultural lectures, and visits to local historical sites. Students will be able to earn ASU resident credit for a full year of Chinese language coursework. 

Visit https://studyabroad.asu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=2500 about the application process and program deadline. For more information, contact Ms. Katie Curiel at Katie.curiel@asu.edu in ASU’s Center for Global Education Services. 

Fellowship support: Arizona State University students can apply for summer fellowships from the ASU Confucius Institute.

Click for ASU Confucius Institute Summer Fellowship Application.

Click for 2013 Summer Chinese Program at Sichuan University Flyer

Click for press release. https://asunews.asu.edu/20121025_China_study_abroad

Sunday, June 9, 2013 (All day) - Tuesday, July 23, 2013 (All day)
ASU Tempe Campus

The 15-day residential program provides students an opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured curriculum. During the program, students will receive Chinese language instruction and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. The program boasts a living-learning setting where participants will gain first-hand college life experience.   The camp is for current 8-12th grade Arizona high school students, whose proficiency level of Chinese language ranges from zero to intermediate.  Tuition, room, meals, instructional materials, and field trip are FREE and will be covered by the STARTALK grant. 

ONLY accepted applicants will pay $150 non-refundable program fee upon acceptance of the program. 

The application deadline for this program is Friday, April 5.  For information about the program and the application process, visit Startalk Application. For other inquiries, please contact us at chinesestartalk@asu.edu.    

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Friday, April 5, 2013 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm
West Hall Conference Room 135

Ms. Mengren Li will present “Moon and Willow Images in Tang Poetry” and Ms. Yijing Wang will present “China on Paper: How to Read Chinese Paintings/纸上中国:如何欣赏中国画”. These two talks are free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Confucius Classroom at Horseshoe Trails

The ASU Confucius Institute presented a teacher workshop on “Proficiency Target and Language Assessment” for Chinese teachers at the Confucius Classrooms in the Cave Creek Unified School District.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (All day)
ASU Memorial Union

ASU Confucius Institute will host the Third Chinese Speech Competition in conjunction with the SILC Language Fair on March 19.  High School students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability in Chinese and compete with other high school students of the same level.  This competition is open to students from Novice to Intermediate levels of Chinese.  For more information, contact Wenjing Xie at wenjing.xie@asu.edu.

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Novice Mid /First Place: Factor Jesse of Hamilton High School

Novice High/ First Place: Farhan Khan of Chandler Basis School

Intermediate/ First Place: Micaela Gardner of Chandler Basis School

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:00pm
LL 165

Dr. Deng Lin gave a talk "Look up and look down: How do we decipher the demonstrative system in classical Chinese?" at ASU Tempe Campus for ASU faculty and students.

Saturday, March 16, 2013 (All day) - Tuesday, May 7, 2013 (All day)

ASU CI offers non-credit Chinese language classes.  Beginning Chinese I is designed for individuals with little or no exposure to Chinese. Beginning Chinese II is for people who completed a Beginning Chinese class.  These classes are 8-week courses with one class session per week.  For more information, visit http://confuciusinstitute.asu.edu/portal/learnchinese.  

Registration: $180 per 8-week course.  

Sign up at http://confuciusinstitute.asu.edu/portal/learnchineseregform.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 (All day) - Sunday, March 3, 2013 (All day)
Salt Lake City, Utah

The ASU Confucius Institute is co-sponsoring the Chinese Education Conference on March 2-3 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This conference is dedicated to Chinese language teachers with experts and in-service teachers presenting in-depth workshops, best practices and hands-on teaching methods; and immersion techniques benefit all classrooms. Utah State Office of Education invites you to preconference school visits on March 1.

Early bird registration ends Feb. 4. For more information, visit http://www.mandarininstitute.org/zh-hans/conference .

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 9:00am
Mesa Academy Advanced Studies

The ASU Confucius Institute will present the Chinese Day at Mesa Academy Advanced Studies.  There will be dragon dance performance, Chinese calligraphy and brush painting demonstrations,  China-tribute questions, and prizes. 

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 3:30pm
ASU Memorial Union, Ventana Ballroom

ASU faculty and students will celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 15. Student performances include skits, poem recital, and singing. There will be riddles, games, Chinese cultural booths at this event.

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For video from ASU State Press, click http://www.statepress.com/2013/02/25/video-chinese-new-year/