We are now officially in the second half of 2020 and the University, including our staff, are beginning to transition back on campus. Despite the the rainy weather today as we approach the middle of winter, we look forward to the opportunity to hold events and activities face-to-face in the not the distant future.
Happy Dragon Boat Festival everyone! 端午节快乐 ! Yesterday was a special day in the Chinese calendar and our team came together to eat sticky rice dumplings (粽子 Zongzi) and celebrate. We have also just released a workshop video on youtube so you can learn the history of this festival and how to make Zongzi at home! In the morning we ran an online workshop with students from the Arts Faculty. The students learnt about the festival and together we created beautiful Chinese knotted keychains using a special knot called 'pingjie' (平结).
Winter has truely felt here with the frosty mornings of late, we hope you are keeping warm. Our Children's Poetry Sing-Along Program is now in full swing and we are excited to announce enrolments will remain open for the duration of the course. If your child would like to join at any time just send us an email.
Another sunny Friday here in Adelaide! Yesterday we kicked off our Children's Poetry Sing-Along Program. It was fantastic to see the children so enthusiastic and engaged. If your child is interested to join we still have places available, further information can be found below.
It's hard to believe winter is just around the corner with the beautiful weather today! Thank you to everyone who joined our paper cutting workshop yesterday. It's great to be able to teach you something simple and creative, which you easily do at home.
Friday has rolled around quickly again! With restrictions beginning to ease across the state and as we adjust to a new kind of normal in SA, we hope you are still keeping safe and well as winter approaches, but also enjoying your days that little bit more!
Some of you may have noticed each week we feature a new image from China as the header to this newsletter. While travel restrictions are in place we would love you to share with us your favourite scenic China travel photo along with a brief description so we can feature it in our newsletter. Simply email it through us!
Yesterday we wrapped up our UN Chinese language day program with our final event. Thank you everyone who joined our 'China Ready' Webinar, presented together with the Australia China Youth Association's Adelaide chapter. It was fantastic to see the huge amount of interest this webinar generated, even with the current restrictions on travel and going abroad. We remain optimistic for the future and regardless of the circumstances feel a better understanding and willingness to learn about other cultures is always relevant. If you missed it we are hoping to release a recording soon.
This past week winter has truly felt like it's on the way. The only upside being it makes staying indoors that little bit easier. We successfully held our online Taichi lesson yesterday and from the feedback received we hope to make it a regular activity. If you missed out, be sure to join next time. From this week, we'll also begin including a weekly chengyu 成语 or Chinese idiom at the end of our newsletter as a fun way to give you an insight into Chinese language and culture.