Fortnightly Roundup May 14

chinese lantern

Fortnightly Roundup

Welcome back to our Fortnightly Roundup. Our team have worked hard over the last few weeks to bring you a new episode of Nihao Mate. This time it's all about the delicious and popular street food, Malatang, a type of Chinese hotpot. These Malatang restaurants have been popping up all over Australia and there are quite a few in Adelaide too. Take a look at our video below to learn more about this popular dish.

We have also recently held information sessions for high schools about learning Chinese and the benefits of a second language. These talks were hosted by Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Dr Gerry Groot and Deputy Dean (International) & Program Coordinator of Master of Arts (Interpreting, Translation and Transcultural Communication), Dr Ning Zhang. If you would like to view a similar talk that was held with Dr Groot and Leonie McKeon online last month, click here

What's New

Nihao你好 Mate Youtube Series
Malatang 麻辣烫 is a type of hotpot found everywhere on the streets of China. In the last few years, however, more and more of these restaurants have popped up in Australia too. In this episode, we took a few people to try this famous dish for the first time. 


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 a situational dialogue and last weeks topic related to Mother's Day. 


Cantonese Opera Multicultural Concert 2021
June 19, 11:00 am & 3:00 pm, Norwood Concert Hall

The Confucius Institute is proud to sponsor this fantastic free event featuring Cantonese Opera, Beijing Opera, Kung Fu, Taichi, Multicultural Dance, and other live musical performances. Further information in the flyer below. 


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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