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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


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

The celebration 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 was filled with the exciting performances presented by Tarwater and Hamilton High students. Everyone came together to celebrate the opening of these three Confucius Classrooms in Chandler Unified School District

For more information, please click here.

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.

Monday, June 6, 2016 (All day) - Thursday, June 16, 2016 (All day)

Harness the Power! The ASU Confucius Institute sponsored a Dual Language Immersion Mandarin Chinese Science Camp on Gateway Pointe Elementary campus. Students continued to practice their Mandarin through the summer while enjoying camp games, hands-on science experiments, and Chinese cultural activities. 

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, June 19, 2016 (All day)

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 participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. The program boasted a living-learning setting where participants will gain first-hand college life experience.  

For more information: http://confuciusinstitute.asu.edu/portal/startalk


Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
LL Room 61 Basement Floor, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute hosted the next ONLINE HSK or Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi on March 19, 2016. Registration Deadline was March 10. Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is China’s official, standardized Chinese language proficiency test for non-native speakers.

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

Saturday, March 5, 2016 (All day) - Saturday, November 5, 2016 (All day)
ASU Tempe Campus

March 5, May 7, September 3, and November 5, 2016 (9:30-11:30am)

ASU CI presented the Elementary and Secondary winning model teaching videos of the “Innovation in Teaching” Competition. People joined 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. Chinese teachers across the valley interacted and shared ideas with each other.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Gavilan Peak School

The ASU Confucius Institute co-sponsored an annual Chinese speech competition for students in Grade 1-6 Chinese immersion program at Confucius Classroom at Gavilan  Peak.  More than 150 students participated in the first round of competition.  Each grade then selected six finalists from each grade to join the final competition. 

4th Grade 1st Place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sH7IbM3Yp0

5th Grade 1st Place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c0ZKw7nH2s

6th Grade 1st Place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrbjYjQN4CQ

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
ASU Tempe Campus, Memorial Union

Students had the opportunity to demonstrate their ability in the target language by competing with other students of the same level from different high schools at the ASU World Language Fair. Levels ranged from Novice Mid to Intermediate. Judges were present for each competition, and trophy and certificates were awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Each student MUST have pre-registered to participate in the competition. Registration began in January 2016.

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Friday, February 19, 2016 (All day) - Saturday, February 20, 2016 (All day)
Salvation Army KROC Center Theater: 1375 East Broadway Rd. Phoenix, AZ


The Chengdu Performing Arts Show celebrated the Year of the Monkey with the spectacular performance in Salvation Army KROC Center Theatre. The audience enjoyed unforgettable cultural performances by performers from Chengdu, China, and experienced the spectacular production, fun for the whole family!

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Friday, February 12, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, February 14, 2016 (All day)
Margaret T. Hance Park East, 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The 26th annual Phoenix Chinese Week Culture and Cuisine Festival celebrated the Year of the MONKEY. All visitors experienced the sights, sounds and tastes of Chinese culture through dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, traditional music performance, and folk dances. People also enjoyed arts and crafts at the Children's Pavilion, Chinese Culture and History Booth, and more.

Friday, February 12, 9am-3pm

Saturday, February 13, 10 am-5pm

Sunday, February 14, 10 am-5pm


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Friday, January 22, 2016 (All day) - Thursday, April 7, 2016 (All day)
Beginning Chinese 1

Tuesdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / January 26 to April 5, 2016 / West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

Beginning Chinese 1a
Thursdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. /January 28 to April 7, 2016 / 
West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

Chinese 2
Friday4:30 - 6:30 p.m. /January 22 to April 1, 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