Basic Man­darin Chi­nese

Writ­ten by Sijia Feng.

Basic Man­darin Chi­nese meets for six weeks, Sep­tem­ber 17 — Octo­ber 22, 2014 every Wednes­day from 79 p.m. in Rawls 2077. This non-​credit course is designed for com­plete adult begin­ners with no or very lit­tle prior knowl­edge of Man­darin Chi­nese. Focus­ing on spo­ken Chi­nese, this course will train the par­tic­i­pants’ basic con­ver­sa­tional skills in stan­dard Chi­nese with top­ics rang­ing from greet­ing, talk­ing about pro­fes­sions to intro­duc­ing fam­ily and mak­ing small talks. After this course, par­tic­i­pants will be able to func­tion socially in every­day sit­u­a­tions when com­mu­ni­cat­ing with Chi­nese. While mem­o­riz­ing the Chi­nese char­ac­ters is optional, we will also intro­duce the essen­tials of Chi­nese char­ac­ters, or Hanzi, to give the learn­ers a full pic­ture of Man­darin Chi­nese. Course mate­ri­als will be provided.

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Chi­nese Dance and Song Per­for­mance

Writ­ten by Sijia Feng.

On Sep­tem­ber 20, from 7 to 9pm in Loeb Play­house, CIP will be pre­sent­ing a cul­tural enter­tain­ment of Chi­nese dances and songs per­formed by stu­dent artists of North China Elec­tric Power Uni­ver­sity (力大学). Free and open to the pub­lic, this show will bring the audi­ence true and mag­nif­i­cent enjoy­ment of tra­di­tional Chi­nese art and music. More infor­ma­tion will be forthcoming.

Cel­e­brate the 10th Anniver­sary

Writ­ten by Sijia Feng.

To cel­e­brate the 10th year anniver­sary of world­wide CIs, the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute will have tents and tables set up at the Uni­ver­sity Home­com­ing pre-​game events from 9-​11am on Sat­ur­day, Sept 27 for vis­i­tors of all ages. Come and enjoy Chi­nese inter­ac­tive games, cal­lig­ra­phy sam­pling and a few Man­darin Chi­nese phrases to cheer for Pur­due team. Look for Con­fu­cius Insti­tute tents.