Fortnightly Roundup 12 March 2021

xiamen city

Fortnightly Roundup

Welcome to our Fortnightly Roundup. Chinese Conversation Corner is now in its second week. In last Friday's class, we celebrated International Women's Day by sharing the story of Zhang Guimei, a woman who dedicated her life to helping educate girls from lower socio-economic families, with the hope that education can lift them out of poverty. You can watch her story here. Today's topic will be on renting an apartment in China and the useful vocabulary you need to know. 

Our Children's Chinese Poetry Class enrollment remains open to new students at any time throughout the program. The classes incorporate learning Chinese poems and songs, as well as related craft activities. We have featured some of the student's fantastic work below. 

This week's image was taken of the southeast coastal city, Xiamen, by Charlotte. 


Chinese Conversation Corner 
Wednesday's, Napier 209, 4-5 pm and Friday's, Hughes 323,  4-5 pm

Wednesday's lesson will be an opportunity for language learners to seek personalised help with their language study. Friday's class topic will be announced the week prior to our Facebook and Instagram pages and is a great way to extend your knowledge.

Children's Chinese Poetry Sing-Along
4 March - 8 April, Thursday's, 4-5 pm

In this online 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 as well as provide exposure to a variety of craft activities. Take a look below at some of the brilliant craftwork from the students over the last couple of weeks. For further information and to register, click 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.


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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