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.
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.
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.
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.
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.