Fulbright Lecture on Feb. 25, 2016

In collaboration with the Institute of Global Studies, Dr. Xiaoyan Xiao, Co-Director of the Confucius Institute will present a lecture about her research on Chinese sign language and the Deaf community in China.

To Sign in Our Times: A Discussion of progress & problems for Deaf people in China
Thursday, February 25, 7 p.m.
Roselle Center for the Arts

asl-logoIn this talk, Dr. Xiao, an expert in interpretation from Xiamen University, will share how her passion for language led her to research the status of the more than 20 million Deaf people in China. She’ll put into context the history of signed languages and will brief the audience on family life, education, and career opportunities for the Chinese Deaf community today. She will also discuss how her Fulbright residency at Gallaudet University led her to understand current problems, prospects, and the path forward for the largest Deaf community in the world.

Sign language interpreting provided for this lecture. 

More information about the Fulbright Lecture Series can be found –> HERE.

Chinese Classes and Activities Schedule for Fall 2015

The Confucius Institute is glad to announce the Chinese classes and activities for Fall 2015. We offer classes to all UD affiliated faculty, professionals, staff and their spouses as well as alumni. Non-credit classes are open to the general public. Children are not eligible to participate in this program.

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.

Chinese language classes (Practical Level 1, 2, 3) are open to UD faculty/staff/spouse/alumni. Culture classes and activities are open to the general public.

Please complete this on-line registration form, or follow the instruction below to register the culture classes.

Confucius Institute Class Schedule – Fall 2015

  • Chinese Corner
    Mondays from September 14 to December 7  for 12 weeks.
    Open to the general public. All are welcome. Send email to confucius@udel.edu to register.
    (Program does not hold on Monday Nov. 23 due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
    Time: 5:00-6:00 PM
    Location: Conference Room at the CI building
    121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
    Instructor: Mr. Ji Wu
  • Chinese Level 1 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Tuesdays
     from September 8 to December 1 for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on Nov. 24 due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Purnell Hall 235
    Instructor: Ms. Jinzhi Liu
  • Chinese Level 2 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Wednesdays
     from September 9 to December 2 for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on Nov. 25 due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Memorial Hall 122
    Instructor: Ms. Jinzhi Liu
  • Chinese Level 3 for faculty/staff/alumni
    Tuesdays 
    from September 8 to December 1 for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on Nov. 24 due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Purnell Hall 236
    Instructor: Mr. Ji Wu
  • pekingoperaIntroduction to Peking Opera
    Open to the general public. All are welcome. Send email to confucius@udel.edu to register.
    Thursdays
     from September 10 to December 3 for 12 weeks.
    (Class does not meet on Nov. 26 due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: Memorial Hall 122
    Instructor: Ms. Yan Wang
  • Chinese Movie Club
    Open to the general public. All are welcome. Send email to confucius@udel.edu to register.
    Wednesdays every two weeks from September 6 to December 2 for 7 weeks.
    Time: 5:007:00 PM
    Location: Conference Room at the CI building
    121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711
    Instructor: Mr. Ji Wu

 

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.