07/08/2020 Friday Roundup

Daming Lake, Jinan, China

Welcome to another Friday. One of our first more cold and wet Fridays since winter begun. We hope you are all keeping warm indoors. 

Next Friday we will be hosting an online Cultural Quiz Night together with ACYA to test participants knowledge of traditional Indigenous culture, modern Australian culture and Chinese culture. We will have fantastic prizes up for grabs which will be revealed shortly on our facebook page. To find out more about this event and to register, check out our 'Upcoming Events' below. 

Shortly we will open registrations for our new Comprehensive HSK (Chinese proficiency test) classes. Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback and ideas which have helped shape these classes. More information will be available on these classes shortly. 

This weeks image was taken by one of our lovely previous staff members, Xiaojiao, at Daming Lake in Jinan, Shandong Province. We love seeing your China travel photos, please keep sending them in 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 August 7th - 'Taboo Gifts in China'
Friday August 14th - 'The specials meanings of the colours red and white in Chinese culture'

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

Missed a week? All the worksheets from the previous topics will now be displayed online. Click here to view last weeks topic. 


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 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: because of - choke - give up - eat
Meaning: refrain from doing sth. for fear of a possible risk; give up an undertaking on account of a small obstacle

Click here to learn more about this chengyu and how to use it.


Covid-19 Updates

Chinese Speaking Community

For those seeking Information on COVID-19 and the changing rules and regulation in simplified or traditional Chinese, please follow the links below:

Simplified Chinese 简体中文
Traditional Chinese 繁體中文


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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