28/08/2020 Friday Roundup

West Lake Hangzhou

Welcome to the last Friday Roundup of winter 2020. The year is flying by and I'm sure we will all greatly appreciate the warmer weather to come and opportunity to get outside.

This week's image was taken by Ruby of the West Lake in Hangzhou. She also shared some other beautiful images with us so keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more stunning shots. If you have your own images of China to share with us don't forget to send them in!


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 28th - Traditional Chinese Tale: Mencius’ Mother Moved Three Times 孟母三迁的故事
Friday September 4th - Eggman and Xue Hua Piao Piao 蛋哥”和《一剪梅》

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.  


Ongoing Programs

Nihao 你好 Mate 

To view the latest episode click here. To visit our channel click here.

Children's Activities

We have 17 worksheets available on different language and cultural topics. To see the full range of worksheet activities click here.

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: scrape eyes to look
Meaning: to look at somebody with new eyes; have a whole new level of respect for somebody or something. 

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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