The Confucius Institute will be hosting an all-campus Chinese New Year reception to celebrate the Year of Monkey. This event will be free and open to the public with foods, music, dragon and lion dances and traditional songs. A lion dance demonstration will be available too! Please see below the announcement of additional events. We hope to see you all!
Time: Monday, February 8, 11:30 to 1 (foods served)
CIP is pleased to once again offer Chinese language and culture course in Spring 2016. Refer to this link for registration. We are looking forward to seeing you in the class!
This course will introduce a basic vocabulary bank and common useful phrases that are related to cultural topics such as traditional holidays, history, education, business communication, social etiquettes and cultural norms.After this course, participants will be able to function socially and culturally in everyday situations when communicating with the Chinese, and gain a better insight about China when engaging with the Chinese community.This knowledge will serve as a professional development opportunity to higher education administrators, faculty members as well as students and local citizens who work and interact with the Chinese. Weekly review and course materials will be provided.All PPTs will be shared via Dropbox.
In addition to formal lectures associated with this course, participants will work in groups to explore cultural differences.Worksheets will be provided for self-learning and assessment.This course is HIGHLYINTERACTIVE and requires participants to be active learners and participate in discussions. The instructor will work as the facilitator of the discussion.
Introduction to (Mandarin) Chinese; Basic Phonetics-Pinyin
Greeting, Chinese names; Formal Greetings and Salutations; the “keqi” (politeness) culture
Workplace Cultures and Its Relations to Chinese Virtues
Traditional Chinese Legends & Folklores
Traditional Chinese Holidays
Cultural event: All campus Chinese New Year Reception 11:30 to 1, South Ballroom, PMU; foods, music, dance, crafts, calligraphy and costumes
Travel to Greater China: Xi’an, Chengdu, Yunnan, Taipei, Hong Kong
Diversity of China: dialects, local foods, costumes and music
Overview of History and Education, Chinese Youth
In partnership with Purdue University China Center and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Confucius Institute at Purdue (CIP) promotes Chinese programs and studies on China, initiates and fosters Chinese language and cultural programs to serve Purdue University, the Greater Lafayette community and the State of Indiana by providing value-added information and expertise on Chinese culture and language education in business, global engineering and tourism for academic programs, research project teams, community outreach and K-12 schools.