Registration closing soon for several programs and events
Welcome to this week's Fortnightly Roundup. Our Chinese Conversation Corner has now been running back on campus for a couple of weeks and it's fantastic to see everyone again face-to-face. We look forward to seeing more of you in the coming weeks. Our team have also been busy preparing several new language and culture videos which we hope to release over the coming weeks so keep an eye out for those!
A reminder it's your last chance to register for the Conservatorium's String Whispers Erhu Concert and the Chinese Language Teachers of SA State Conference which are both on tomorrow. PACE's Chinese language courses are also beginning next month and registration will close shortly. More information on all these programs can be found below.
This week's image was taken of Qingdao (Adelaide's sister city), by Juno Kwon.
Chinese Conversation Corner
Thursday's 4 - 5 pm, Ligertwood 112 & Friday's 4 - 5 pm, Napier 108
Chinese Conversation Corner pairs Chinese native speakers with Chinese learners to practice their Mandarin. All levels, ages and both students and non-students are welcome to attend.
Semester 2 Class Schedule:
Thursday's, 4-5 pm, in Ligertwood 112: The class topic will be prepared by us and is a great way to extend your knowledge and vocab.
Friday's 4-5 pm, in Napier 108: This lesson will be an opportunity for language learners to seek personalised help with their own language study.
Chinese Language Courses by PACE
September - November 2021
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. Registration closes soon.
South Australian Chinese Language Teachers State Conference
Saturday, August 21, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Online
The Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of South Australia (CLTASA) promotes the learning of Chinese language and culture in South Australia. They aim to establish and sustain quality Chinese programs, teacher education, and professional development, and act as a voice for teachers, relating to all aspects of teaching and learning about Chinese languages and cultures. This month they will hold their state conference online. This is an excellent opportunity for Chinese language teachers, general language teachers, and students of teaching to hear from established experts in the field. They have also decided to offer a 50% discount for pre-service teachers. For further information and to register, follow the link here.
String Whispers Erhu Concert 2021
Saturday, August 21, 7:00 pm Elder Hall, University of Adelaide
The erhu (二胡), sometimes called the Chinese violin, with only one bow and two strings, carries more than one thousand years of Chinese history and is one of the most popular traditional Chinese musical instruments. It can be gentle and subtle, or sonorous and intense: the erhu produces a great range of effects.
Four young erhu artists, David Dai, Alice Zou, Felix Wang and Angela Gu, will be showcasing their magic on the erhu in Elder Hall, the spiritual home of music in Adelaide. Their program includes classics that bring back memories, as well as new arrangements that break with tradition and navigate new, untrodden paths.
This event is free however registration is essential. Click here to register.
October 21 - November 7
Returning this year is Australia's leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia. There is something for everyone at OzAsia Festival, from live performances, the moon lantern parade, and lucky dumpling markets. For more information on the festival, click 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.