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Live Now: the CI Documentary

In celebration of the Confucius Institute’s 10th anniversary worldwide, and the 4th anniversary of the CI at the University of Delaware, this production features various programs, events, activities and many people that have contributed to the CIUD since its establishment in 2010. Thank you – our American friends, for your interests and efforts in learning Chinese language and culture! Thank you – our Chinese teachers and staff, for making it a wonderful place to work!

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2014 Confucius Institute Scholarship Open for Application

Now it is the time to submit your application for the 2014 Confucius Institute Scholarship offered through the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware

Categories of the 2014 scholarship include:

  • Scholarship for Students of Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages(MTCSOL)
  • Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Students
  • Scholarship for One-Semester Students

Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 16 and 35 (Chinese language teachers in post shall be aged below 45, and applicants for BTCSOL scholarship should be aged below 20).

Recipients of the scholarship can choose from a list of will be studying in Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.

All applicants are encouraged to take HSK tests. The Confucius Institute at UD will offer HSK tests on April 12 and May 10. Please contact Ms. Kuangbin Fan (email fank@udel.edu) for details no later than March 21 for April tests and April 18 for May tests.

Scholarship Coverage

Scholarship winners are exempt from registration fees, tuition, fees for basic learning materials, accommodation fees on campus, and are provided with a one-off resettlement subsidy, monthly allowance, outpatient medical service and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. Monthly allowances are at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month):

  • CNY 1,400 for One-Academic-Year Students and One-Semester Students.
  • CNY 1,700 for Master’s Degree Students.

The one-off resettlement subsidy is CNY 1,500 for students who will study in China for one academic year or more; CNY1,000 will be provided to all students who studies in China for one semester; the one-off resettlement subsidy will not be provided to those who have studied in China for more than half a year before being enrolled.

Application Procedure

Applicants should create an account and log on to http://cis.chinese.cn, complete and submit the “Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form” online, and attach the electronic files of the following materials:

  1. Photocopy of passport photo page.
  2. Photocopies of HSK, HSKK score reports.
  3. Notarized highest education diploma attained (scheduled graduation proof or official proof of student status).
  4. Name and contact information of at least two academic or professional references.
  5. Applicants under the age of 18 shall submit relevant legal documents of entrusted legal guardians in China.
  6. Winners of the finals of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in China shall submit the certificate of scholarship. Winners of preliminary rounds of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions in their countries shall submit award proof and a reference letter from the Chinese Embassy (or Consulate) in the competition area.

Please also submit your application form, current resume and personal statement (please specify why you are interested in the scholarship and how it would benefit your future study and long term career goal) via email to fank@udel.edu or drop it off at the CIUD’s office on 121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711. Information inquiry please call 302-831-7188/7190.

Application Deadline: April 7, 2014

Please be advised that you will be asked to provide more documents once you pass the first round selection. First round interview will be held during the week of April 24, 2014.

>>>> Click here for details of the Scholarship.

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China Forum: Wisdom of Lao Tzu, Coming Up Wed. March 5

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The Confucius Institute cordially invites you to a new “China Forum” lecture on Wednesday March 5, 2014.

Professor Duh Bauruei, National Taiwan University (台湾大学), an internationally renowned scholar on the study of Taoism and I-Ching (Book of Changes 易经), will give a talk “Introduction to the Wisdom of Lao Tzu.”, as one of the featured lectures for the CI’s China Forum series of lectures.

特拉华大学孔子学院很荣幸地请到台湾大学哲学博士、华梵大学哲学系副教授兼杜保瑞教授,于2014年3月5日星期三莅临特拉华大学,讲述“易经”。

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: GORE HALL 205

Direction and parking info for Gore Hall: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NC36

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided after the event. The event is open to the public for free.

 

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Celebrating the Year of Horse with Us on Feb. 15th at Mitchell Hall


The Confucius Institute and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association invite the University of Delaware campus community and the public to a special celebration of the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Horse — on Saturday, Feb. 15, in Mitchell Hall on UD’s Newark campus.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, starting at 7 p.m., an evening of traditional and modern Chinese New Year festivities will be presented in Mitchell Hall.

The celebration will feature various art performances including traditional Chinese singing, folk dances, musical instruments, talk show, Martial Arts and Peking Opera performances.

Admission is $5 per person and $3 per person if purchased in a group of more than 3 people.  Tickets are available at the door.

The Confucius Institute is also co-organizing another Chinese Spring Festival Gala with the Delaware Chinese American Association on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 2-4 p.m., at John Dickinson High School. The event is free.

For more information, contact the Confucius Institute at UD at 302-831-7188/7190.

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Register Now! Spring 2014 Chinese Classes

You asked. We listened. Starting Spring 2014, the CIUD will offer Level 3 to our Chinese language learners!

As we are finalizing the schedule for other culture classes, any student, faculty, staff, alumni who are interested in all the classes may register online by complete this online registration form. Questions? Email confucius@udel.edu or call 302-831-7188/7190.

Class size is limited to 20 people; registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. The classes are open FREE to the UD community.

The Confucius Institute reserves the right to cancel any classes due to student shortage.

Confucius Institute Class Schedule – Spring 2014

  • Chinese Level 1 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Mondays
     from February 17 to May 12 for 12 weeks.
    (No class on March 31 due to Spring Break.)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Sharp Lab (SHL) 105
    Instructor: Mr. Ji Wu

  • Chinese Level 2 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Tuesdays
     from February 18 to May 13 for 12 weeks.
    (No class on April 1 due to Spring Break.)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Sharp Lab (SHL) 105
    Instructor: Mr. Ji Wu

  • NEW! Chinese Level 3 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Wednesdays from February 19 to May 14 for 12 weeks.
    (No class on April 2 due to Spring Break.)
    Time: 5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Sharp Lab (SHL) 105
    Instructor: Mr. Ji Wu

  • Chinese Calligraphy and Painting for faculty/staff/alumni
    Thursdays from February 20 to May 15 for 12 weeks.
    (No class on April 3 due to Spring Break.)
    Time: 5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: McDowell Hall (MDH) 102
    Instructor: Ms. Lang Qin

Information of other classes are to be announced soon. Please check back later. Thank you for learning Chinese language and culture with us.

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Upcoming: Spring Festival Gala at UD

In celebration of the Chinese New Year (aka Spring Festival, 春节 /chūn jié/) and the year of Horse,  in collaboration with the UD Chinese Students and Scholars Association (UD CSSA) again, the Confucius Institute at UD will present another Spring Festival Gala to the UD students, faculty and staff, alumni, friends and the community in the greater Delaware area.

The celebration will kick off at 7:00 PM on Saturday February  15th, 2014 at Mitchell Hall on UD campus.

Direction and parking information for Mitchell Hall can be find here.

More program information will be updated soon. Call 302-831-7188/7190 for more information.

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International Education Week Nov. 18-22, 2013

The Confucius Institute proudly announces its participation and sponsorship of the coming International Education Week (IEW) at the University of Delaware during the week of November 18-22, 2013.

The CI will participate in the following events:

Wednesday, November 20
2-4pm | Going Global: Exploring International Opportunities | Perkins Student Center Concourse
Information on the Confucius Institute Scholarship to study in Xiamen University, China

7:30pm | Food & Game Night | Warner Hall Lounge
Chinese Food and Games

Friday, November 21
5-9pm | The Festival of Nations | Trabant Multipurpose
Performances, exhibits, prizes and more.

Full schedule of the IEW events can be found at: http://sites.udel.edu/iew/schedule/

IEW is a collaborative efforts of the Confucius Institute and Residence Life & Housing, English Language Institute, Institute for Global Studies and the Office for International Students & Scholars.

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ECHO: Celebrating the CI’s Three Year Anniversary in Chinese Music

Come join us and celebrate the Confucius Institute’s three year anniversary with Chinese legends, music, history and sound!

Date: Wednesday November 13th, 2013
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Location: George Read North Lounge

Traditional Chinese music, instruments (Pi Pa, Gu Zheng, Hulusi, etc), legends (Butterfly Lovers), folk dance and many more.

EVERY CULTURE BEGINS WITH A SOUND! 

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Lecture on China’s Imperial Examination on Oct. 29, 2013

The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Confucius Institute Cordially invite you to The Third Annual University of Delaware-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series “China’s Imperial Examination: An Important Cultural Tradition” by Professor Yang Zhong, Secretary-General, National Commission on Classics Editing & Research from Peking University, China.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm in Lecture Room 319, Willard Hall Education Building.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Inauguration of Delaware Chinese Teachers Association

DElaware Chinese Teachers Association (DECTA) was inaugurated on Saturday September 7, 2013 on UD campus. The Inauguration event attracted more than 50 participants from the tri-state area, including Delaware State officials, scholars, teachers, students, and community supporters.

DECTA is a collaborative effort supported by University of Delaware’s Confucius Institute and the Chinese Program in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and the Delaware Chun Hui Chinese School, Chinese School of Delaware in Hockessin, Friend’s School in Wilmington and other local schools.

The purposes of the DECTA are as follows:

  • To promote and cultivate the instruction of Chinese language and culture in the Delmarva and the greater Philadelphia region academic mainstreams.
  •  To serve as the primary contact for state governments, school districts and independent schools on Chinese language and culture educational related issues.
  • To provide a forum for the members to share and exchange their experiences and information in Chinese language and culture related teaching and administrative affairs.

The constitution and by-laws of the DECTA were passed unanimously by all voting members.

Dr. Xiao Liu from the State Department of Education gave a keynote speech on Delaware’s World Language Immersion project and the certification requirements and procedures as well as  job opportunities for Chinese teachers.

Professor Wei Lu, Co-Director of the Confucius Institute at San Diego State University also gave a lecture on “Access and Application of Online Chinese Language Instructional Resources”.

Dr. Shuhan C Wang, renounced Chinese language educator,  Executive Director for Chinese Language Initiatives at the Asia Society, and former Education Associate for World Languages and International Education for the Delaware Department of Education, also attended the inauguration and shared her insights in teaching Chinese in the United State, finding career path as a Chinese teacher and balancing work and life.

Representative from Delaware Council On The Teaching of Foreign Languages (DECTFL) also presented and congratulated the establishment of DECTA.

Nine people were elected to serve on the Board of Directors for DECTA on the inauguration day. They are:

  • Dr. Jianguo Chen,  Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Delaware, Director of the Confucius Institute, Director of the Chinese Program.
  • Dr. Hseuh-Ming Tommy Lu, Principal of Chinese School of Delaware.
  • Dr. Xiao Liu, Chinese immersion instructional specialist at the Delaware Department of Education.
  • Ms. Carrie Fang, Principal of the First State Chun Hui Chinese School, Program Coordinator at the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware
  • Dr. Chungmin Maria Tu, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Delaware
  • Ms. Zhiyin Renee Dong, a faculty member at the Department of Foreign languages and literatures and doctoral candidate in psycholinguistics at the University of Delaware.
  • Ms. Chiachyi Chiu, Chinese teacher at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware.
  • Ms. Yue Wang, Chinese teacher at Wilmington Friends School.
  • Ms. Yueyue Fan, doctoral candidate in learning science at University of Delaware and Chinese teacher at the Chinese School of Delaware.

Board of Directors Elected, with Dr. Shuhan C. Wang.

All participants on the DECTA’s inauguration event.