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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


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.

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

The 2016 Chinese Story Photo exhibit displayed 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 were 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. 

Click for flyer.

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 presented 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 guided the audience 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

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, addressed some frequently asked questions parents of Chinese Immersion students are interested in. Dr. Wang also shared 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