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

Saturday, March 8, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, March 9, 2014 (All day)

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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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (All day)

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, January 24, 2014 (All day) - Thursday, March 27, 2014 (All day)

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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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 4:30pm - Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 4:30pm

The ASU Confucius Institute invites Professor SUN Changwu of Nankai University to present two talks in October. These talks will be given in Mandarin Chinese. The first talk 《禅宗与文学》 will be presented on October 16 in LL 103 while the second talk 《佛教对中国文化的贡献》will be held in LL 103 on October 17. Both talks are free and open to the public.

孙昌武: 中国南开大学教授;从事中国古典文学和中国佛教文化教学与研究。著有《柳宗元传论》, 《唐代古文运动通论》,《 佛教与中国文学》,《中国佛教文化史》(五卷本),并整理点校古籍和译介外国学者论著多种。

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Monday, September 30, 2013 (All day) - Thursday, December 5, 2013 (All day)

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                                   

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

Oct. 3 to December 5                                                  

West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus  

                      

Beginning Chinese II

Mondays  ::  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 pm

September 30 to December 2

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