Hao You Nights at the International House

In collaboration the Institute for Global Studies, the Confucius Institute will jointly present a series of Hao You Nights (好友之夜) activities featuring Chinese culture elements, fun games and tasty food. Bring a friend or come solo but definitely attend, and have fun! Win prizes for participation!

The program takes place at the lower lounge in the iHouse (Kent Hall)  and is open to all World Scholars and students who live in the residence hall on the South Green.

Play Mahjong
Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m.
Never played before? Come learn! Know how to play? Teach others! Teamwork is a must! Meet in the iHouse Lounge, lower level.

Panda Painting
Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m.
They’re cute, they’re cuddly, and they’re simple to paint with ink and brush! Meet in the iHouse Lounge, lower level.

Chinese Dance Flashmob
Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m.
Get outside and move in this magical exercise form combining Chinese folk, classical and modern dances. You don’t need any background in dance to participate. Just come and enjoy the exercises. Meet on the Green in front of iHouse.

Chinese Calligraphy
Wednesday, April 19, 7 p.m.
Using a special brush and rice paper, learn the basics of calligraphy and write a few simple Chinese characters. Meet in the iHouse Lounge, lower level.

Chinese Dumpling Celebration
Wednesday, May 3, 7 p.m.
Dare to challenge your taste buds? Close out the end of the semester with your iHouse friends. Make Chinese dumplings and taste a special selection of Chinese snack and food. Feel free to bring other homemade dishes to share with others.   Location to be announced.

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

Celebrate the Year of Rooster with the UDCI

Celebrate the Chinese New Year, aka Spring Festival, with the Confucius Institute (UDCI) this year! The UDCI is collaborating with several local institution and organizations to present several events to celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Mark the calendar:

  • The Greater Dover Chinese Cultural Festival
    Date: Sunday Jan. 29, 2017
    Time: 1:00-3:00pm Culture Activities; 3:00-5:00pm Stage Performances
    Location: Education and Humanities Building Theatre on Delaware State University campus
    Free event, open to public.
  • Delaware Chinese New Year Celebration
    Date: Saturday Feb. 4, 2017
    Time: 2:00-4:00pm
    Location: John Dickinson High School Auditorium, 1801 Milltown Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808
    Free event, open to public.
  • Chinese New Year at Osher
    Date: Thursday Feb. 9, 2017
    Time: 11:50am-12:20pm
    Location: UD Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lobby, 2700 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
    Free event, open to public.
  • UD Spring Festival Gala
    Date: Saturday Feb. 18, 2017
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: Mitchell Hall on UD campus
    Open to public. Tickets are now available online at https://udcssa.ticketleap.com/newyear/. Prices vary from $5.99 to $12.99 per person. An online booking processing fee may apply. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Spring 2017 Chinese Classes Now Open for Registration

Please note a change of class locations below. (2/7/17)

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 in Spring 2017. 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.

Due to popular demand, the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting class will be offered in two sessions focusing on different painting genres on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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 2017

  • ccChinese Corner
    Mondays 
    from February 13 to May 15  for 13 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 27 due to spring recess.)
    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 February 14 to May 9  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 28 due to spring recess.)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom:  MEM 107
    Instructor: Mr. Libao Xia
  • Chinese Level 2 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Wednesdays from February 15 to May 10  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 29 due to spring recess.)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom:  MEM 126
    Instructor: Mr. Libao Xia
  • meiChinese Calligraphy and Painting
    Open to the general public. All are welcome.
    Session A (Landscape):
    Tuesdays
    from February 14 to May 9 for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 28 due to spring recess.)
    Time: 5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: GOR 223 (new location)
    Instructor: Ms. Fang Guo

    Session B (Flowers & Birds):
    Thursdays 
    from February 16 to May 11  for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on March 30 due to spring recess.)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom:  MEM 048 (new location)
    Instructor: Ms. Fang Guo
  • Chinese Movie Club
    Open to the general public. All are welcome.
    Every other Thursdaysfrom February 23 to May 11  for 6 sessions.
    Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
    Location: Conference Room at the CI building
    121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
    Instructor: Ms. Li Liu