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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, 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

Friday, January 22, 2016 (All day) - Saturday, February 6, 2016 (All day)
ASU Tempe Campus

Students learning Chinese shared "Why I Learn Chinese" through submitting their response to the Performance, Visual Art, or Writing categories of the ASU Chinese New Year Creativity Competition. ASU Confucius Institute selected the best submissions in each category. All winners were invited to perform live, display their works and receive their awards at the ASU Tempe Campus on February 6th.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
MU Alumni Lounge Room 202, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute invited people to join the Post-ACTFL Conference Workshop on Sunday, January 10, 2016 in ASU Memorial Union Alumni Lounge Room 202. Fourteen presenters who attended the ACTFL Conference in San Diego, CA shared the latest research on curriculum design, lesson planning, teaching strategies, and assessment developments in the field of Foreign Language Teaching.

Attendees at this workshop received an ASU CI certificate of five professional teacher training hours at the end of the workshop.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
MU Cochise Room 228

The ASU CI hosted a professional teacher workshop:

Keynote Speaker Sessions included "Bridging the gap from Pre-AP to AP Chinese" by Michelle Wei-Cheng from Adial E Stevenson High School, Illinois, "Integrate Technology into the Classroom" by Jeremy Chen from Horseshoe Trails Elementary School, Fang Wu from Sonoran Trails Middle School, and Xingguo Huang from Cactus Shadows High School, and "Teaching Strategies" by Ovid Peng from Lone Mountain Elementary School, Pan Liu from Gavilan Peak School, and Shengjie Liu from Diamond Canyon School.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 (All day) - Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (All day)
Main Exhibit: Culter-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, Phoenix; Additional Related Materials: Hayden Library, ASU-Tempe campus

The ASU Confucius Institute, together with the ASU Center for Jewish Studies and the Arizona Jewish Historical Society presented a travelling exhibit of the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum.  Jewish Refugees in Shanghai, 1933-1941 documents the unique story of the City of Shanghai during the Holocaust. Shanghai was an open city, with no visa requirements, although some form of documentation was required to exit Europe.  Shanghai became a modern-day “Noah’s Ark” accepting some 18,000 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust in Europe.  

The exhibit brought together photos, personal stories and artifacts from Shanghai’s Jewish Refugee Museum located in the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue in the Tilanqiao Historical Area. The exhibit opened with a formal reception on October 18 at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center. For the duration of the exhibit there were lectures by specialists, films, organized tours for students, and a variety of community events involving Chinese and Jewish residents of metropolitan Phoenix. 

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
Confucius Classroom at Horseshoe Trails Elementary

Xiamen University Performance: In collaboration with the Confucius Institute of Xiamen University and ASU CI’s Confucius Classroom in Horseshoe Trails Elementary, ASU CI organized “A Glimpse of China: Chinese Culture and Arts Performance” as part of the celebration of Confucius Institute Day.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Turquoise Room at ASU Tempe Campus

Students who participated the 2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp in China shared their China experiences through photos, essays, and power points. There was an exhibit of China photos from the Photo Contest. Photo competition awards were announced at this event.

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Winner List

Saturday, September 26, 2015 (All day)
Turquoise Room at ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute announced its 2nd Student Video Competition in 2015. Any students (grade 7-12) enrolled in a Chinese language class in Arizona schools were allowed to enter.  A maximum of 3 students worked together to produce a video. Students had the opportunity to select 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 no longer than 3 minutes.  

The submission deadline is September 10, 2015 at https://asucivideocompetition.wordpress.com/

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Winner List