Chinese Language Programs

Professional Development Workshop Series:   The ASU Confucius Institute plays a vital role in the learning and teaching of Chinese language and culture in Arizona.  We offer professional development workshops to prepare teachers of Chinese on topics such as language teaching methodology & strategies, curriculum development, AP Chinese, and student assessment.

Chinese Language Proficiency Tests:  The ASU Confucius Institute is the designated official testing site offering the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) and the Youth Chinese Test (YCT).  Both tests assess Chinese language proficiency for learners of Mandarin.  HSK is a proficiency test for adult Chinese language learners and is often compared to the English TOEFL exam, while the YCT is a Chinese proficiency test for elementary and middle-school students.

Learn Chinese: The Confucius Institute at Arizona State University offers Beginning Chinese and Individual Tutoring in Chinese.  These courses are designed for individuals to gain a basic knowledge of Mandarin.

 

Past Events

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability in the target language, Chinese, 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. There will be judges present for each competition, and trophy and certificates will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Each student MUST pre-register to participate in the competition. Registration will begin in January 2017.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Students had the opportunity to demonstrate their ability in the target language, Chinese, 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.

Please click here for flyer with more information.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:30pm - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (All day) - Thursday, March 30, 2017 (All day)
 
Beginning Chinese 1
 Tuesdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / January 24 to March 28, 2017 / West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus

Beginning Chinese 1a
Thursdays4:30 - 6:30 p.m. /January 26 to March 30, 2017 / 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

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 9:30am - 2:30pm

The ASU Confucius Institute invited people to join the Post-ACTFL Conference Workshop on Sunday, January 22, 2017 in ASU Memorial Union. Twelve presenters who attended the ACTFL Conference in Boston shared the latest research on curriculum design, lesson planning, teaching strategies, and assessment developments.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

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.