Friday Roundup Nov 20, Confucius Institute staff return to the home office
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.
Chinese Conversation Corner
Final Chinese Conversation Corner for the year
Friday 20 November - What does "心眼儿" mean?
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.
Nihao 你好 Mate
Click here to view our latest episode.
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.
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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.
Chinese Speaking Community
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.