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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, January 24, 2015 (All day) - Sunday, January 25, 2015 (All day)
Musical Instrument Museum

The ASU Confucius Institute supported the Chinese New Year event at MIM http://mim.org/exhibits/signature-events/experience-china/

People joined to participate in a variety of activities including Chinese painting and calligraphy demonstrations, Chinese dances and music, make-your-own rattle drum, Chinese drum and lantern crafts. Visitors listened to a curator’s talk and previewed the new Wu Man display in the Artist Gallery.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:00am - 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 11, 2015in ASU Memorial Union Alumni Lounge Room 202. Thirteen presenters who attended the ACTFL Conference in San Antonio shared the latest research on curricular design, lesson planning, teaching strategies, and assessment. 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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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 (All day) - Thursday, February 26, 2015 (All day)
West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

Beginning Chinese I
Thursdays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / January 8 to February 26, 2015

Beginning Chinese II
Tuesdays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / 
January 6 to February 24, 2015


For more information, click http://confuciusinstitute.asu.edu/portal/learnchinese

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
Chandler Center for the Arts

Ode to Peace performance is a music and dance extravaganza from east to west. This event was presented by the American Chinese Arts & Culture Exchange Association, the Arizona Chinese Chorus, Arizona Chinese Insturmental Music Ensemble, and the Cantonese Opera Circle. This event brought together artistic excellence and inspirations in music from east to west.

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:30am - 3:30pm
MU Ventena Room, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute will host the “Planning and Delivering Instructional Excellence in the Chinese Classroom” workshop.

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Morning Workshop Highlights

  •  Aligning academic content with standards in the context of 21st Century skills
  •  Effective teaching of Chinese through cross-curricular thematic units
  •  Design and apply performance-based assessments in Chinese teaching
  •  Selecting and adapting resources for Chinese program
  •  Collaborative learning in the Chinese Classroom

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions Highlights:

  • Concurrent Session A: Secondary School Chinese Program
  • Presenters: Fang Wu, Jingsheng Yang, Carol Bi, Wenjing Fang, Sandy Small          
  • Concurrent Session B: Dual Language Immersion Program
  • Presenters: Jeremy Chen, Janice Light, Seren Jo, Jenny Guo & Ying Shao

Sunday, November 9, 2014 (All day)

To create and support highly-effective teachers, ASU Confucius Institute (ASU CI) will host a K-12 Mandarin Teaching Competition. The competition has two main goals. First, to recognize and reward Mandarin teachers in Arizona who are using effective and innovative strategies in teaching Mandarin. Secondly, to make videos of these outstanding teachers, along with their unit plans and supplementary materials, available to all Arizona educators of Chinese.

Deadline for application is December 20, 2014.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Turquoise Room at ASU Tempe Campus

Students who joined the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp will share their China experiences through photos, essays, and power points. There will be an exhibit of China photos and essays from the Photo and Writing Contests. Photo and writing competition awards will be announced at this event.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, October 5, 2014 (All day)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Confucius Day Chinese Dance & Art Festival

The Confucius Day Chinese Dance & Art Festival is a great event to experience Chinese arts and dance.

1:30pm Join us for the complimentary Chinese cultural activities, Chinese calligraphy and musical instrument demonstrations, and China photo exhibit.

4:00pm Experience an artistic performance of Chinese dance at the Chandler Center for the Arts. This is a lively show that the entire family will enjoy.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom, ASU Tempe Campus

Please join the ASU Confucius Institute and the United Chinese Association of Arizona (UCAA) for the 8th Arizona Chinese National Day/Mid-Autumn celebration event. Winning and outstanding drawings and photos from two ASU CI contests will be exhibited at this celebration. There is also a photo exhibit on “Beautiful Arizona” which showcase a collection of Arizona photos of local photographers.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom at the ASU Tempe Campus

This Poster Design Contest “China in My Eyes” offers Grade 1-6 students a creative way to express their knowledge of China. Winning and outstanding artwork will be exhibited at the National Day & Moon Festival Reception hosted by the ASU Confucius Institute, United Chinese Association of Arizona (UCAA), and ASU Chinese Students & Scholars Association. This event will be held in the Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom at the ASU Tempe Campus on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

All entries must be postmarked by Sept. 5, 2014.

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