Chinese Classes and Activities Schedule Spring 2016

You asked. We listened. The Confucius Institute is happy to announce a new offering of Family Chinese Classes (entry level) to the general public. This class is designed to parents who want to keep up with their children learning Chinese language at school, or any family who are interested in learning the Chinese language together. Children are not eligible to attend the class alone unless registered together with a parent or guardian. The class will meet on Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks in spring starting February and is limited to 20 people. Please register the class using the link below.

In Spring 2016, the Confucius Institute will continue offering other classes to all UD affiliated faculty, professionals, staff and their spouses as well as alumni. Non-credit classes or activities are open to the general public. Children are not eligible to participate in this program unless specified otherwise.

All classes and activities are FREE but registration is REQUIRED.
Please complete this on-line registration form.

Class size is limited to 20 people; registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. The Confucius Institute reserves the right to cancel any classes due to student shortage.

Confucius Institute Class Schedule – Spring 2016

  • Chinese Corner
    Mondays from February 15 to May 23  for 14 weeks.
    Open to the general public. All are welcome.
    (Program does not hold on Monday March 28 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time: 5:15-6:15 PM
    Location: Conference Room at the CI building
    121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
    Instructor: Mrs. Yan Wang
  • Chinese Level 1 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Tuesdays
     from February 16 to May 10  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 29 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Alison Hall West (ALW) 206
    Instructor: Ms. Jinzhi Liu
  • Chinese Level 2 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Wednesdays
     from February 17 to May 11  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 30 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Willard Hall (WHL) 135
    Instructor: Ms. Jinzhi Liu
  • New! Family Chinese
    Open to the general public. All are welcome. 
    Tuesdays from February 16 to May 10  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 29 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Allison Hall (ALS) 227
    Instructor: Mrs. Yan Wang
  • New! Chinese Calligraphy
    Open to the general public. All are welcome. 
    Thursdays
     from February 18 to May 12  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 31 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Memorial Hall 107
    Instructor: Ms. Yan Wang
  • Chinese Movie Club
    Open to the general public. All are welcome.
    Every other Thursdays from February 18 to May 19  for 7 sessions.
    (Class does not meet on March 31 due to UD Spring Break)
    Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
    Location: Conference Room at the CI building
    121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
    Instructor: Ms. Jinzhi Liu

 

Chinese Corner and Chinese Movie Club at the CI

The Confucius Institute is proud to announce two programs to the general public for anyone who is interested in learning Chinese language through conversation or Chinese culture in movies : a weekly Chinese Corner and a bi-weekly Chinese Movie Club.

chinesecornerThe Chinese Corner program mainly focuses on conversations. It was first launched in January 2014 and just held its 35th session on the past Monday Feb. 23rd, 2015. The CI has decided to expand the program to more UD and community Chinese learners. Each session lasts about an hour and has either a topic, or a sentence structure, or a story-telling assignment for the participants to practice. Some examples of past topics include weather, directions, seasons, colors, geography, the word “了(le)”, “谁(who)”, “什么(what)”, “怎样(How)” and etc. We try to arrange individual Chinese native speakers as language partners for the participants. The current language partner and participant ratio is 1:2.

Chinese Corner program takes place on every MONDAY between 5:00 and 6:00 pm in the Confucius Institute Conference Room at 121 E Delaware Avenue. The next evetn day is Monday March 2. Space limit: 15 people.

screening-clipart-movie-clip-art-3The Chinese Movie Night program focuses on contemporary  Chinese culture through motion pictures (movies or documentaries).  Each session lasts about two hours with a brief background introduction at the beginning and a a discussion session after the movie. Example of choices of movies to be shown include many less popular in the western market but influential ones in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or the east Asia such as Ang Lee’s 1993 movie “The Wedding Banquet, Xiaogang Feng’s 2001 movie “Big Shot’s Funeral”。

Chinese Movie Club program takes place on every other WEDNESDAY from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Confucius Institute Conference Room at 121 E Delaware Avenue. The next event day is Wednesday Feb 25th. Space limit: 15 people.

Both programs are open FREE to the community. Since space is limited, registration at least two days prior to the event day is REQUIRED. Please direct all regitration to Mr. Ji Wu at wuji@udel.edu.

Hanyu Tea Program

Hanyu Tea is a Chinese language program jointly organized by the Confucius Institute and the China-America Association at the University of Delaware. It provides a bridge between Chinese native speakers and American students who are interested in learning Chinese.

The next activity will take place at 7:00pm on this Thursday April 18 at Memorial Hall 109.

Activities of the program are organized every other Thursday on UD campus. Locations TBA. Please follow the program’s Facebook page to get the most recent updates.