Chinese Classes and Activities Schedule – Fall 2016

In Fall 2016, the Confucius Institute will continue offering Chinese language and culture 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 under the age of 18 are not eligible to participate in this program unless specified otherwise.

Introducing a new “Chinese Calligraphy and Painting” class. Calligraphy and painting are closely related. The instructor Ms. Fang Guo has been practicing both calligraphy and painting for more than ten years. Now take the chance to learn this authentic ancient Chinese art forms that still thrive today.

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. Questions? Email confucius@udel.edu or call 302-831-7188, 302-831-7190.

Confucius Institute Class Schedule – Fall 2016

  • Chinese Corner
    Mondays from September 12 to December 5  for 13 weeks.
    Open to the general public. All are welcome.
    Time: 5:15-6:15 PM
    Location: Conference Room at the CI building
    121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
    Instructor: Ms. Tingting Li
  • Chinese Level 1 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Tuesdays
     from September 6 to November 29  for 11 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on Nov.8 and Nov.22.)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Gore Hall (GOR) 114
    Instructor: Ms. Fang Guo
  • Chinese Level 2 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Wednesdays
     from September 7 to November 16  for 11 weeks.
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Gore Hall (GOR) 114
    Instructor: Ms. Fang Guo
  • New! Chinese Calligraphy and Painting
    Open to the general public. All are welcome. 
    Thursdays
     from September 8 to December 1  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on November 24 due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Memorial Hall 125
    Instructor: Ms. Fang Guo
  • Chinese Movie Club
    Open to the general public. All are welcome.
    Every other Thursdays from September 8 to December 8  for 7 sessions.
    Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
    Location: Conference Room at the CI building
    121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
    Instructor: Ms. Tingting Li

UDNSLIY Day 4 July 5


This is the third day since we arrived at Xiamen University. Some of us have already started overcoming the jet lag and were able to really jump right into the Chinese language and cultural immersion that we came here for.

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Students started off their day with breakfast at the university dining hall, then went directly to their first Chinese language class of the summer. They spent the morning getting to know their teachers and classmates and learning new vocabulary to talk about themselves and about Xiamen.

But the main event of the day was the group’s on-site orientation. Xiamen University’s vice president Xinli Zhan presented a warm welcome speech, expressing the university’s excitement for our visit and pride in working with the UD NSLI-Y program: “It’s certainly a pleasure to have you as our friends and as young ambassadors of the American people, who traveled a long way from the other side of the Pacific to visit and study at our beautiful university… We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to work on this important project that would certainly contribute to the understanding of and friendship between China and the United States.” Other excellent speeches of introduction, welcome, and gratitude were made by UD NSLI-Y Director Dr. Jianguo Chen as well as Carrie Kemmet (凯丽), who used her Chinese skills to represent the NSLI-Y students and thank the university representatives in attendance for their support and the opportunity to study here at Xiamen University

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NSLI-Y student representative Carrie Kemmet thanking XMU representatives

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Group photo with the Vice President of XMU, Madam Xinlin Zhan and XMU representatives

In addition to finally receiving their official welcome, the students also had the opportunity to choose which interest groups they would like to participate in over the course of their five weeks in Xiamen. These interest groups are cultural classes that will change each week; they include calligraphy, Chinese dance, tai chi, and Chinese yo-yo.

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Exploring Chinese land and people in Dr.Chen’s lecture

The students returned to class in the afternoon, first attending Dr. Chen’s lecture, which introduced the Chinese land and people, discussing topics from China’s topography to its many diverse ethnic groups. From there, they divided back into their language classes for further study and for tutoring time with student volunteers from Xiamen University. The students had such a good time learning and laughing with their tutors and each other that many of them did not even realize when it was time to leave for dinner!

UD Chinese New Year Gala on Feb. 27 at Mitchell Hall

2016 CNY poster WEB_smThe 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 Monkey — on Saturday February 27, in Mitchell Hall on UD’s Newark campus.

This year, the Chinese New Year fell on Monday February 8th to start the Year of Monkey in the Chinese zodiac.

On Saturday Feb. 27, starting from 6:30 p.m., an evening of traditional and modern Chinese New Year festivities will be presented in Mitchell Hall.

Tickets are sold online at https://udcssa.yapsody.com/event/index/28589/2016. Prices vary at $12.99, $6.99, $4.99 and $2.99 per person. Online booking processing fee may apply.  Limited tickets may be also available at the door.

For more information, contact the Confucius Institute at UD at 302-831-7188/7190 or via email confucius@udel.edu.