Friday Roundup Nov 20, Confucius Institute staff return to the home office

Sanya, Hainan Island, China

Welcome to this week's Friday Roundup, coming to you from the home office's of Confucius Institute staff. You may have seen, from Tuesday the 17th of November, we took preemptive measures and began working from home. We hope you can keep yourselves occupied during this time of new restrictions with our amazing worksheets, online workshop videos and language learning videos, which we provided earlier in the year. Links to these can be found below. Keep an eye on our facebook page for updates on when we will be reopening our office.

A reminder, on December 1, the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide, together with The Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide and ACYA - Adelaide, will be holding a public webinar. 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, in our final Chinese Conversation Corner of the year, we will be looking at the meaning of '心眼儿'. Join us on zoom today from 4-5pm.

This week's image was taken by Jian Li, in Sanya, Hainan Island, China. Don't forget to send in your China travel images for us to share.


What's New

Chinese Conversation Corner
Final Chinese Conversation Corner for the year

Friday 20 November -  What does "心眼儿" mean?

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

All the worksheets from previous topics are available online, click here


Public Webinar
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 NEXT WEEK
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: day - new - month - different
Meaning: change with each passing day and month; every day sees new developments; rapid progress

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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