Happy Lunar New Year 2021
We would firstly like to wish all those who are celebrating the Lunar New Year a happy, safe and prosperous year of the Ox.
Yesterday the university held a fabulous Lunar New Year fair to celebrate and create a place where international students and those who can't be with family could still enjoy the festivities. We were thrilled to be involved in such a fantastic event which was filled with amazing performances like traditional music, martial arts and lion dance, as well as workshops, and delicious food. Tomorrow we will also be holding cultural workshops together with the Adelaide Festival centre, we invite you and your family to attend this free event. A reminder also to those of you interested in taking our HSK courses, expressions of interest will be close this week so please complete the form below to help shape our program. A note also our Chinese Conversation Concern will resume in March, held on campus, Wednesday's and Friday's, 4-5 pm.
Adelaide Festival Centre Workshops
Sat 13 Feb 2:00pm - 4:00 pm, Dunstan Playhouse Foyer
We will be presenting 3 workshops for you to immerse yourself in traditional Chinese culture and art. Experience the beauty of the brushstroke as our artists compose the characters of Chinese calligraphy with your Chinese name, take the opportunity to learn the unique folk art of Chinese paper cutting, or be introduced to the ancient skill of Chinese knotting. Take the family on a whirlwind exploration of Chinese culture in Adelaide. Further information here, register here.
Lunar New Year Chinatown Street Party
Sat 20 Feb 11:30 am - 9:30 pm, Chinatown Precinct Gouger Street
The Lunar New Year Street Party is an annual community event featuring many exhibitors and entertainers from a wide variety of Asian cultural groups, all coming together at South Australia's iconic cultural venue the Chinatown Adelaide Precinct, to showcase their traditions through art and flavours. Further information here.
Mon 22 Feb - Fri 26 Feb
We will have a stall during the Arts Faculty Day, Tuesday 23rd of February, where students can come by and answer general knowledge questions on China for a chance to win prizes. More information on O'Week can be found here.
Shaanxi Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition
12 Feb - 13 March, QBE Galleries, Sydney
This year we are sponsoring the Shaanxi Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition. To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year and the year of the Ox in 2021, this exhibition showcases Shaanxi Intangible Cultural Heritage from the north western Chinese province of Shaanxi. More information can be found here.
HSK Comprehensive Courses
We are now offering students a complete and comprehensive HSK Chinese proficiency test preparation course, conducted by our qualified and experienced teachers, with the aim of attaining maximum HSK results for test-takers. Courses will begin in March 2021, running for 2 semesters, with 20 weeks per semester. Click here to register your interest.
Children's Chinese Poetry Sing-Along
4 March - 8 April
In this program, children will sing along to Chinese poems with our experienced instructors and live acoustic music. This program aims to assist children to develop a sense of musicality while also learning traditional Chinese poems. For further information and to register, click here.
Chinese Conversation Corner
Wednesday and Friday 4-5 pm, University of Adelaide Campus
This program will be resuming in March and will be back on campus! It will also be now running on Wednesdays and Fridays, 4-5 pm. The exact location will be announced soon. For those of you wishing to do a bit of revision, worksheets from 2020 can be found here.
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.