November 13 Friday Roundup, 2nd to last Chinese Conversation Corner for the year

Sanqing Mountain, Shangrao, China

Welcome to this week's Friday Roundup. A reminder, if you haven't already, be sure to register for our public talk, presented together with The Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide and ACYA - Adelaide. China educated strategist Leonie McKeon will be discussing with Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Dr Gerry Groot, opportunities to enter the China market post-COVID. Further information can be found below. 

Today's Chinese Conversation Corner looks at the origins of China's largest online shopping event and teaches useful vocab related to online shopping.  Join us today from 4-5pm to learn more and improve your Mandarin skills. 

This week's image was taken by Stefan Wagener at Sanqing Mountain, Shangrao, China. Don't forget to send in your China travel images for us to share.


What's New


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

Friday Topics:
13 November - 'Double 11 shopping festival 双十一购物狂欢节'
20 November -  'What does it mean in Chinese to have a 'hole in the heart'? 心眼儿' (Final Chinese Conversation Corner for the year

We also hold Chinese Conversation Corner on Tuesday's where learner's can team up with a language partner and get personalised help.

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 



Public Talk
December 1, 5:00pm (ACDT)

Join us for a webinar, with guest speaker Leonie McKeon in conversation with Dr Gerry Groot. Together they will discuss opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs to enter the China market post-COVID, as well as looking at what opportunities there are at present.

​For further information on our guest speakers and to register click here


Ongoing Programs

Nihao 你好 Mate 
Click here to view our latest episode. 

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 Cultural Workshop Video - NEW EPISODE COMING SOON
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 of the week

Chengyu 成语 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: love - not - to release - hand
Meaning: so fond of something that one cannot take one's hands off it

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:

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Traditional Chinese 繁體中文


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