31/07/2020 Friday Roundup

Hangzhou Sunset

This week we were all back in the office. It was lovely to be back on campus and meet some of you again! Our state is doing so well here but let's ensure we all keep up the good work. We have many measures in place in our office to make sure our staff and anyone visiting is as safe as possible. Our office doors will be open from 10am-3pm, Monday to Friday. However we do have restrictions on the number of people allowed in the office and ask you to maintain social distancing practices so we are all kept safe and well. We are so grateful to be back and hope we can continue to enjoy these new freedoms here in SA.

Our Chinese Conversation Corner returned this week on Zoom. Thanks to everyone who joined in. Check out the 'What's New' section for next Fridays' cultural topic.

In 2 weeks time will be hosting a Cultural Quiz Night together with ACYA to test participants knowledge of traditional Indigenous culture, modern Australian culture and Chinese culture. We will also have fantastic prizes up for grabs. To find out more, check out our 'Upcoming Events' below. 

This weeks image was taken in Hangzhou by Tobias W. Don't forget to send in your scenic China images for us to share!

Upcoming Events

Cultural Quiz Night
Friday August 14th, 6:00-7:00pm

Join us as we come together to learn more about traditional Indigenous culture, modern Australian culture and Chinese culture at our Quiz Night! We will also have fantastic prizes up from grabs. All welcome. To register, follow the link here


What's New

Chinese Conversation Corner
Tuesday and Friday, 4:00-5:00pm via Zoom

Tuesday lesson: Get personalised help with a language partner
Friday lesson: Cultural topic with new vocabulary. 
Friday July 31st topic - 'Chopsticks in Chinese Culture'
Friday August 7th topic - 'Taboo Gifts in China'

For more information about the program click here. To register email us.


Ongoing Programs

Children's Activities
To see the full range of children's activities click here.

Nihao 你好 Mate 
Click here to view the latest episode.

Chinese Poetry Sing Along Program
June 4 - September 24

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

Chinese Cultural Workshop Video
To view our cultural workshop videos 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.

Direct Translation: ride tiger difficult get off
Meaning: get into a position from which there is no stopping; impossible to stop half way

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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