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Chinese Conversation Group

With the start of the new academic semester, the Chinese Conversation Group re-started again today on August 8. Always popular, dozens of people attended to practise their Chinese language skills and the overflow even extended to the outside of the Confucius Institute!
The group pairs a native Mandarin Chinese speaker with a student studying Chinese at […]

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New Executive Officer: Introducing Mr. Aaron Duff

Following the departure of Dr. Glen Stafford to Adelaide University’s Global Engagement Office, an extensive recruitment process was undertaken to select a new Executive Officer charged with building upon the Institute’s strong reputation for working with communities, businesses, schools and governments in promoting Chinese language and culture throughout South Australia.
Mr. Aaron Duff has since been […]

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Farewell to Annette Wheatley

After 4 years at the Institute which included 2 stints as the Acting Executive Officer, Annette has much to be proud of, chief of which was the establishment and management of the Institute’s Business Program including the very highly regarded China Briefing Series, China Business Training workshops and a variety of language services.
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Confucius Institute Hosts the HSK Test

As the only authorised Testing Centre in South Australia for the  Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) and Youth Chinese Test (YCT), the Confucius Institute held 2013’s second HSK Examination on July 21 for 11 registered test takers from SA and the ACT covering the levels HSK 2 to HSK 5.
The HSK is an important language competency test […]

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Confucius Institute wins at the 2013 HKABA SA Awards

On Friday July 19th, the Confucius Institute was recognised by the Hong Kong Australia Business Association’s SA Chapter as the 2103 award winner of the “Contribution to Professional and Financial Services” category.
HKABA’s Business Awards & Gala Dinner was held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and was attended by around 300 guests from the South Australian Business community. VIPs […]

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Confucius Institute Hosts 2013 “Chinese Cultural Experience” Program

Together with Catholic Education SA, the Confucius Institute hosted the 3rd Annual Year 10 Chinese Cultural Experience program over 2 days on June 25 & 26.

Altogether 41 students from St. Peters College, Christian Brothers College, Walford Anglican School for Girls and Mt Gambier’s Tenison Woods College took part in a comprehensive program designed to give […]

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Inspiring Future University Students

On June 4, 12 and 20, the Adelaide Compass Program invited the Confucius Institute to participate in its “Tentastic” outreach at the schools of Swallowcliffe Primary School, Mark Oliphant College and Augusta Park Primary School in Port Augusta.
In all approximately 350 students took part in activities learning about Chinese culture and language through writing out […]

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“My Chinese Dream” 2013 Chinese Bridge Competition

On June 13-14, the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide hosted the regional Preliminary Finals for 6th annual China Bridge (汉语桥) competition. “My Chinese Dream” was the theme for the 2013 competition and the finals featured 19 contestants from secondary schools throughout ACT, NT, SA and WA.
Sponsored by the China Embassy in Canberra with […]

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