26/06/2020 Friday Roundup

Dragon Boat Festival Meeting

Happy Dragon Boat Festival everyone! 端午节快乐 ! Yesterday was a special day in the Chinese calendar and our team came together to eat sticky rice dumplings (粽子 Zongzi) and celebrate. We have also just released a workshop video on youtube so you can learn the history of this festival and how to make Zongzi at home! In the morning we ran an online workshop with students from the Arts Faculty. The students learnt about the festival and together we created beautiful Chinese knotted keychains using a special knot called 'pingjie' (平结).

Also new this week is a children's activity to learn the body parts in Chinese. Plus we have a new episode of 'Nihao 你好 Mate' which takes a look at a popular and funny Chinese idiom.

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What's New
Cultural Workshop Video

Sticky Rice Dumplings (Zongzi 粽子)

Learn how to make this delicious food and the origins of the Dragon Boat Festival in our video here.

Nihao 你好 Mate

Playing the Guqin for a cow 对牛弹琴

New episode out this week! Ever feel like you're just playing music for a cow? No idea what this means? Learn more about this popular Chinese idiom here.

Children's Activities

New Activity just released:
Body Parts

To help celebrate the Dragon Boast Festival, don't forget to check out this worksheet too:
Dragon Boat Festival 

To view the full range of children's activities click here

Upcoming Events
2020 Chinese Bridge Competition - Regional Final

July 17

The Chinese Bridge (Hanyu Qiao) Chinese Proficiency Competition is an annual worldwide Chinese Mandarin speaking and performance competition. This year the competition will be held online. If you are a University student be sure to register!

Registrations close July 3rd. For more information click here


Ongoing Programs

Chinese Poetry Sing Along Program
June 4 - September 24

Enrolments will remain open for the duration of the program. For further information click here

Private Tuition
To find out more email us. 

Our full list of online programs can be found here 

Chengyu 成语 of the week

Chengyu are a type of Chinese idiom which mostly consist of four characters. They were widely used in classical Chinese and are still commonly used today.

独一无二 dú yī wú èr
Direct Translation:
only one no two
Meaning: unique; the one and only
Click here to learn more about this chengyu and how to use it

Covid-19 Updates

The University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and our response is being shaped by the latest advice from Australian health and foreign affairs authorities. For further information visit the University's designated page here.


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