Chinese Language Courses on offer run by PACE
Welcome to this week's Fortnightly Roundup. Last Friday the Confucius Institute hosted the final session of Chinese Conversation Corner for the semester. The theme was set around "Memories of Childhood", in conjunction with the celebration of Children's Day in China. We saw vibrant discussions amongst Chinese and local students exchanging in conversations about their childhood sports, weekend activities, and hobbies. To further instigate students' discussions, we also presented a variety of Chinese snacks for participants to try. The new class times for Chinese Conversation Corner in semester 2 will be announced in the coming weeks.
We would also like to announce that PACE will be resuming its short-term language programs, with two courses on offer for beginners of Chinese at a moderate or intensive pace. Further information below.
For those aged 18-30, ACYA's Australia China Emerging Leaders Summit will be held dually in Adelaide and Chengdu this July. ACELS is an intensive four-day program with the aim of fostering a deeper understanding of China and Australia and forming people-to-people connections. For further information and to apply see below.
This week's image was taken by Kenneth Yang in Nanjing China, capturing the Jiming Temple standing in the sunshine after the snow.
Chinese Language Courses by PACE
Professional and Continuing Education, knowns as PACE, have reintroduced their short-term language courses again after a halt to the programs in 2020. The two courses offered are Introduction to Chinese and Chinese First Year Intensive. The courses will run from September to November. For those interested in their programs, please look for more information on the PACE website.
Australia China Emerging Leaders Summit
July 15 to July 18, Adelaide & Chengdu
Delegate applications are now open for the 13th Australia China Emerging Leaders Summit (ACELS 13). This prestigious event will take place simultaneously in Adelaide and Chengdu. ACELS is the signature initiative of the Australia China Youth Association (ACYA) which is designed to unite and enrich a new generation of Australia-China literate leaders. Applications are closing soon, for further information and to apply click here.
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. Tickets to the show can be collected from the Confucius Institute office. Please call or email us to make an appointment for your ticket collection as tickets are limited.
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.