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Qingtuan chinese food

Fortnightly Roundup

For all who celebrate, we hope you had a fantastic Easter break, and Qingming Festival, both of which fell on April 4 this year. This weeks image above is of food commonly eaten during the Qingming Festival called Qingtuan 青团 

We would also like to remind you that next week, Thursday, April 15, we will co-host a public webinar. The theme for this talk will be 'Making a Career Out of Language and Cultural Studies'. This is a fantastic opportunity to understand how language skills and cross-cultural understanding can open doors and provide you with a competitive edge. We will also be holding 2 free cultural workshops next week. These will be run as part of the Children's University Australasia program, however, all children are welcome to join. Information on both these events and registration details can be found below. 

An update that the second University-wide closure period will be from Monday 19 April to Friday 23 of April and Monday the 26 April is the Anzac Day public holiday, therefore the University will only reopen again on Tuesday 27 April 2021. Please be aware that all staff from the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide will be on leave during this period. Also due to this closure, the next Fortnightly Roundup will be pushed back and released on April 30. 


Making a Career Out of Language and Cultural Studies
Thursday 15 April 5:30 pm

To help celebrate UN Chinese Language Day, designed to promote multilingualism and cultural diversity around the globe, Leonie McKeon, China-Educated Strategist, together with Dr Gerry Groot, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies will discuss how you can make a career out of language and related country studies. For more information and to register, click here


Children’s University Australasia Holiday Workshops
Monday 12 April 10.30 am – 11.30 am - Fan Painting
Friday 16 April, 10.30 am – 11.30 am - Chinese Knotting

These April school holidays, as part of our UN Chinese Language Day program, we will be hosting two FREE school holidays workshops with CUA. For more information click here, to register click here

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. Today's topic is the Qingming Festival. 

Children's Chinese Poetry Sing-Along

This week was the final week for this program. Take a look below at some of the brilliant craftwork from the students over the last couple of weeks. 


Covid-19 Updates

Chinese Speaking Community

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