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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


Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (All day)
Higley Performing Centers for the Arts

The opening ceremony of Coronado Elementary School, Cooley Middle School and Williams Field High School was filled with the exciting performances presented by talented students in these three schools. Consul Chai Haiying, the Education Consul of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of Chinese L.A., was one of the speakers and distinguished guests at this event.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:30pm - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (All day) - Thursday, March 30, 2017 (All day)
Beginning Chinese 1
 Tuesdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / January 24 to March 28, 2017 / West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

Beginning Chinese 1a
Thursdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. /January 26 to March 30, 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. 

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

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 9:30am - 2:30pm
MU Turquoise Ballroom, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute invited people to join the Post-ACTFL Conference Workshop on Sunday, January 22, 2017 in ASU Memorial Union. Twelve presenters who attended the ACTFL Conference in Boston shared the latest research on curriculum design, lesson planning, teaching strategies, and assessment developments.

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Monday, November 14, 2016 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Pima Room, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute co-sponsored the events related to Wu Wenguang and the Memory Project filmmakers’ visit from November 14 to 15, 2016. Founded in 2010, the Memory Project is a documentary film series curated by the independent Chinese filmmaker Wu Wenguang. As of 2016, the project features the work of more than two hundred filmmakers who return to their ancestral villages to research the Great Famine period by collecting oral interviews and documentary footage from relatives and other villagers in 22 provinces and 190 villages.

Monday, November 14th, 5-8:30pm: Film Screening of Zhang Mengqi's Self Portrait: Building the Bridge at 47 KM and the "Reading Hunger" lecture and performance (Memorial Union Pima Room)

Tuesday, November 15th, 4-6pm: Meet and Greet with the filmmakers (West Hall 135 and Secret Garden)

All events are free and open to the public. For more information about the Memory Project Events on ASU campus, please click here

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
MU Turquoise Ballroom, ASU Tempe Campus

The Buddy Day offered high school students the opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the Chinese culture. This cultural day consisted of exploring China’s numerous local dialects, testing Chinese cultural knowledge in a team Quizbowl game and voting for your favorite student videos in a special Buddy Day video competition. In addition, well-known artist Hong Liang demonstrated beautiful Chinese calligraphy for all students. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
MU Turquoise Room, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute and the Flagship Linkages program was proud to announce the Buddy Day Student Video Competition. The only requirement to participate was that you have to be students (grade 9-12) enrolled in a Chinese language class in Arizona schools. A maximum of 3 students could work together to produce a video. Students selected any theme or topic to tell a story, play out a skit or do a performance. The language requirement was Chinese and each video entry must have been 3 minutes or less. Some students got their creative spirit together with some friends and produced a video for all their peers to see!

The submission deadline was October 20, 2016 at linkagesVideoCompetition.wordpress.com.  Award ceremony was held during Buddy Day on November 12th. For more information about the video competition requirements and award categories, please click here.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
ASU Tempe Campus - MU Alumni Lounge

Attendees learned about student performance and instructional strategies for AP Chinese 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 experiences and shared insight on how to use authentic materials and strategies to design instruction, enrich learning, and improve student performance. This event was free and all the meals were covered by the conference sponsors. Deadline to register was 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 hosted the next ONLINE HSK and HSKK on Saturday, October 16, 2016. Registration Deadline was 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 presented the Elementary and Secondary winning model teaching videos of the “Innovation in Teaching” Competition. The program not only discussed the video content, lesson plans, and teaching PowerPoints of winning videos, but also shared resources for planning instruction and professional development. It was a great opportunity to interact and share ideas with other Chinese teachers across the valley. The Elementary Video Discussion was “How to Enhance Mandarin Speaking Skills in Daily Class” by Kathy Cabizo from Gavilan Peak Elementary School and the Secondary Video Discussion was “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 hosted the "Experience Chinese Culture" class for students in the Mandarin Dual Language Immersion program. Students had the opportunity to watch Chinese painting and calligraphy demonstration by a local Chinese artist and participate in making a Chinese hand drum. 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.