14/08/2020 Friday Roundup

Daming Lake Steps, Jinan

Happy Friday! Tonight 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 3 prizes up for grabs and would love to see you there. Further information can be found below. To register follow the link here.

This week we also have 2 new children's worksheets available. This will be the last of the new worksheets for the near future as we focus on our in-person culture workshops again. These new worksheets can be found below under 'Children's Activities'.

Next week we will have a new episode of 'Nihao Mate' out. In this episode we will look at a number which Chinese people use to express 'I love you'. 

This weeks image was again 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 (ACST)

Join us TONIGHT as we come together to learn more about traditional Indigenous culture, modern Australian culture and Chinese culture at our Quiz Night! 

1st Prize: $50 Uber Voucher
2nd Prize: $30 Coles Voucher
3rd Prize: $20 Myer Voucher

All welcome. For more information and to register, follow the link here


What's New

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

Tuesday lesson: Get personalised help with a language partner
Friday lesson: Cultural topic with new vocabulary 

Friday August 14th - 'The special meanings of the colours red and white in Chinese culture'
Friday August 21st - 'Qixi Festival, Chinese Valentine’s Day'

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 available online. Click here to view them.  

Children's Activities

We have 2 new worksheet activities on offer this week.


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


Ongoing Programs

Nihao 你好 Mate 
Click here to view the latest episode. A new episode will be out next week!

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: lively and vivid - as if - alive
Meaning: vivid and life like; be almost lifelike in appearance

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


Covid-19 Updates

Chinese Speaking Community

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