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21/08/2020 Friday Roundup

chongqing china

Welcome to another Friday Roundup. Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday night for the Cultural Quiz Night. We had a great turnout with people even joining us from cities across Australia and overseas. It was great to see everyone's engagement in learning the different phrases from other languages and answering the quiz questions. 

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14/08/2020 Friday Roundup

Daming Lake Steps, Jinan

Happy Friday! Tonight we will be hosting an online Cultural Quiz Night together with ACYA to test participants knowledge of traditional Indigenous culture, modern Australian culture and Chinese culture. We will have 3 prizes up for grabs and would love to see you there. Further information can be found below. To register follow the link here.

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07/08/2020 Friday Roundup

Daming Lake, Jinan, China

Welcome to another Friday. One of our first more cold and wet Fridays since winter begun. We hope you are all keeping warm indoors. 

Next Friday we will be hosting an online Cultural Quiz Night together with ACYA to test participants knowledge of traditional Indigenous culture, modern Australian culture and Chinese culture. We will have fantastic prizes up for grabs which will be revealed shortly on our facebook page. To find out more about this event and to register, check out our 'Upcoming Events' below. 

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31/07/2020 Friday Roundup

Hangzhou Sunset

This week we were all back in the office. It was lovely to be back on campus and meet some of you again! Our state is doing so well here but let's ensure we all keep up the good work. We have many measures in place in our office to make sure our staff and anyone visiting is as safe as possible. Our office doors will be open from 10am-3pm, Monday to Friday. However we do have restrictions on the number of people allowed in the office and ask you to maintain social distancing practices so we are all kept safe and well. We are so grateful to be back and hope we can continue to enjoy these new freedoms here in SA.

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24/07/2020 Friday Roundup


Welcome to another beautiful sunny Friday. Next week our staff, along with even more staff from across the university, will be back on campus ready to welcome students for Semester 2. Please pay attention to our facebook page for an announcement of our office hours. 

Our Chinese Conversation Corner is also back next week running via Zoom. See below in the 'What's New' section for further information and for the cultural topic of next Friday's class. 

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17/07/2020 Friday Roundup


Happy Friday everyone. What a beautiful sunny winter's day it is today in Adelaide! We hope you all get the chance to go outside and enjoy it. 

As we wrapped up our first HSK Preparation course last week, we are now busy preparing for the next round of classes. To help us in planning, we would greatly appreciate it if you can complete this survey, so we can best cater it to your Chinese learning needs. 

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10/07/2020 Friday Roundup

Pavil Roev

Happy Friday everyone. This week we wrapped up our HSK Chinese Proficiency Test Preparation Courses. We look forward to developing this program further and launching it again shortly. We are also looking at more ways to help Mandarin learners improve their conversation skills. If you have any feedback or suggestions we welcome you to let us know.

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03/07/2020 Friday Roundup

Hangzhou's West Lake

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. 

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26/06/2020 Friday Roundup

Dragon Boat Festival Meeting

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).

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19/06/2020 Friday Roundup

Hunan China

From next week our University will begin slowly transitioning staff back on campus. We look forward to being able to greet you all over the coming months as campus life slowly gets back to a new normal. 

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