OzAsia Festival arrives this month

Xiamen China

Fortnightly Roundup

Welcome to our fortnightly roundup and welcome also to a new month. A signature event for the year, the OzAsia Festival, begins in just a matter of weeks. We will be participating in workshops on Sunday 24 October during the Moon Lantern Trail, an extended 4-day version of the previous 1 night Moon Lantern Parade. You can read more about this under Community Events below.

Registrations close Monday 4 October for our school holiday cultural workshops. If your children are interested in participating in our Chinese Painting or Taichi workshops be sure to register soon. Further registration information can be found below under Programs.

From Thursday, October 7, Chinese Conversation Corner will resume again on campus. We look forward to welcoming you all back on Thursday and Friday afternoons to practice your Mandarin with native speakers in a fun and encouraging environment. 

Next week we also plan to release the next episode of Nihao Mate. We will be taste testing Chinese snacks and giving examples of how to express different flavours in Mandarin. In the meantime, catch up on our previous episodes here

This week's image was taken of Xiamen, China by Charlotte. 


School Holiday Workshops
Tuesday October 5 & Wednesday October 6, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

These school holidays we will be hosting two free workshops validated by CUA. The workshops are designed for children aged 7-12 years old, in a class size of 10-30 students. This is a great opportunity to be introduced to a broad overview of Chinese Painting and Taichi in an encouraging and fun atmosphere. For further information click here, to register click here

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.

Community Events

ACYPI Virtual Trivia & Games Night
Thursday October 21, 6:00 PM ACDT

Our friends at ACYPI will be hosting their very own virtual trivia and games night on October 21, 2021 at 6.30pm AEDT. This is a great opportunity to connect with the ACYPI community and join in on some light-hearted fun and entertainment. Register here.

OzAsia Festival Moon Lantern Trail
Thursday October 21 - Thursday October 24

An OzAsia Festival favourite, the much-loved Moon Lantern Parade is upgrading in 2021 from a one-night event to span four-full days of celebrations!

Starting at Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct and lighting a path to Pinky Flat, the newly imagined Moon Lantern Trail promises an exciting new experience for families across the festival’s opening weekend. For more information, click 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


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