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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


Sunday, June 15, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, June 29, 2014 (All day)
ASU Tempe Campus

The 15-day residential program provides students an opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured curriculum. During the program, students will receive Chinese language instruction and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. The program boasts a living-learning setting where participants will gain first-hand college life experience.   The camp is for current 8-12th graders in Arizona, whose proficiency level of Chinese language ranges from zero to intermediate.  Tuition, room, meals, instructional materials, and field trip are FREE and will be covered by the STARTALK grant. 

The application deadline for this program is April 5.  For information about the program and the application process, visit Startalk Application For other inquiries, please contact us at chinesestartalk@asu.edu.    

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
LL Room 61 Basement Floor, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute will host the next ONLINE HSK or Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi on April 12, 2014. Registration Deadline is March 10, 2014. 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 8, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, March 9, 2014 (All day)
Salt Lake City, Utah

The ASU Confucius Institute is co-sponsoring the Chinese Education Conference on March 8-9 in Salt Lake City, Utah. This conference is dedicated to Chinese language teachers with experts and master teachers presenting in-depth workshops, best practices and hands-on teaching methods; and immersion techniques benefit all classrooms. They will share proven strategies and activities for increasing literacy.

Please also join us for preconference school visits on March 7.

For more information, visit www.MandarinInstitute.org/CEC 2014 for the latest agenda.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 9:30am
LL 2, ASU Tempe Campus


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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 4:30pm
LL 2 , ASU Tempe Campus


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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:30am
LL 165 , ASU Tempe Campus

This talk will by presented by Dr. Xiaolu Wang of Sichuan University. 

It focuses on how the traditional mono-Marxism, i.e. mainly translated from the former Russian’s interpretation and selection as the authentic dominant ideology for the study of both literature and art in mainland China, has been relocated, since the late 20th century, on the original Marxism, based on the direct translation from German. And what’s more, more neo-Marxist or post-Marxist theorists in both Europe and North America have been introduced together with other western cultural and literary theories as the important Western sources for theoretical discourse in the field of literary and cultural studies. Tracing such a clue, the speaker tries to demonstrate that the academic culture within mainland China has been under transformation with diversified sources toward its modernity in scholarship in both social sciences and the humanities.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 3:30pm
MU Arizona Ballroom, ASU Tempe Campus

ASU faculty and students will celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 14. Student performances include skits, poem recital, and singing. There will be riddles, games, Chinese cultural booths at this event.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (All day)
ASU Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom

ASU Confucius Institute will host the Fourth Chinese Speech Competition in conjunction with the SILC Language Fair on February 11 . High School students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability in Chinese and compete with other high school students of the same level.

This competition is open to students from Novice to Intermediate levels of Chinese.

For more information, contact Wenjing Xie at wenjing.xie@asu.edu.

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Friday, February 7, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, February 9, 2014 (All day)
Margaret T. Hance Park East, 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004


ASU CI will co-sponsor the Phoenix Chinese Week 2014. Come celebrate the Year of Horse and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the 24th annual Phoenix Chinese Week Culture and Cuisine Festival. There will be traditional Chinese folk dance, marital arts demonstrations, traditional music performance, children’s arts & crafts pavilion, photo & art exhibit, and food festival. 

Visit the ASU Confucius Institute Children’s Pavilion and participate in free cultural and fun hands-on activities including paper folding, folk arts, and paper cutting. 

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Friday, January 24, 2014 (All day) - Thursday, March 27, 2014 (All day)
West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

The Confucius Institute at Arizona State University offers Beginning Chinese classes and Individual Tutoring in Chinese.  Beginning Chinese I is designed for individuals with little or no exposure to Chinese. Beginning Chinese II is for people who completed the ASU CI Beginning Chinese class I.  These classes are an 8-week courses with one class session per week and are non-credit Chinese language classes.  Both classes covers topics related to business, travel and general communication. 


Beginning Chinese I                                    

Fridays:  4:30-6:30p.m.                                      

January 24 to March 21, 2014                                            

West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus  


Beginning Chinese II

Thursdays:  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 pm

January 30 to March 27, 2014

West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus


Registration: $180 per 8-week course.   Email your name and selected class to fannie.tam@asu.edu.

For more information about the Beginning Chinese classes and individual tutoring sessions, please contact Fannie Tam at fannie.tam@asu.edu or  480.965.7179

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Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
MU Alumni Lounge Room 202, ASU Tempe Campus

The ASU Confucius Institute invites you to join the Post-ACTFL Conference workshop on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in ASU Memorial Union Alumni Lounge Room 202. Fourteen presenters (see flyer below) who attended the ACTFL Conference in Orlando will share the latest research on curricular design, lesson planning, teaching strategies, and assessment. Attendees at this workshop will receive an ASU CI certificate of five professional teacher training hours at the end of the workshop.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Please RSVP qzhang89@asu.edu before January 5.

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