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New Education and Culture Program Coordinator

Have you met the newest member of the Confucius Institute team?
Councillor Priscilla Corbell is an elected member for the South Ward of the City of Adelaide. Cllr. Corbell has over seven years’ experience as a Teacher of Chinese and Humanities in Primary and Secondary education at Public and Independent schools in Adelaide. Priscilla studied Chinese […]

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2015 Hanyu Qiao Competition

The 8th annual Hanyu Qiao competition was held on June 18-19 2015 at the University of Adelaide.
Hosted by the Confucius Institute with support from Hanban, the Chinese Embassy in Australia and the Hong Kong Australia Business Association (SA) the event was well-attended by school teaches, students, parents, and VIPS The Honourable Zoe Bettison MP, Mr Ma Linlan […]

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School of Languages Celebration of Achievement Award Night

The School of Languages teaches 25 languages including Chinese to more than 1100 students from over 140 schools and colleges across the state that cannot study their language of choice at their own school.
On 26th November, Chinese Co-director Dr. Yang Guang attended the Celebration of Achievement Awards 2013 organized by School of Languages, and presented […]

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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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“通过这次考察,更加坚定了我们开设中文课的决心” ——阿德莱德大学孔子学院组织2012年度本地校长中国考察团取得良好效果

4月21日,阿德莱德大学孔子学院组织的2012年度本地校长中国考察团一行10人顺利回到澳大利亚,为期11天的中国行给校长们留下了深刻的印象。在组织者阿德莱德大学孔子学院和山东大学国际教育学院的努力下,在本次考察中,有两所来自阿德莱德的学校与两所山东省的学校分别商定建立友好学校的初步意向,其它学校的校长也表示会更加支持中文教学推广工作。
本次考察团的校长们来自当地四所学校,其中Russell Barwell、Grahame Ferguson、Nina Thomas来自Mark Oliphant College学校,这所学校于2011年派出中学部校长Anne Wilson参加孔子学院组织的考察团,当年度的中国行给Anne Wilson女士留下了深刻的印象,看到了经济快速发展的现代都市上海,也参观了拥有深厚传统文化的曲阜,见到了泉韵郁秀、现代都市文化与传统建筑结合的济南,最后在首都北京体验了古代中国皇家的豪迈,多姿多彩的中国行,让Anne Wilson女士更加体会到让澳大利亚学生了解中国文化,学习中国语言的重要性。Anne回到阿德莱德之后,与孔子学院合作,积极促进其所在的学校Mark Oliphant College开设中文课,孔子学院志愿者老师每周都到该校教授京剧脸谱绘制等文化课程。在Anne的影响下,该校的校长也认识到开设中文课的必要性,2012年派出副校长Grahame Ferguson等三位校领导参加考察团,以促进学校领导层对中国文化和经济发展的认识。而Rebecca Higgins来自的Tenison Woods College也是第二次派出校领导参加孔子学院该项活动,2011年,该校派出两位校领导参加此项活动,并与济南市一所学校结成友好学校,他们对此项成果十分满意:“我们学校虽然有中文课,但是因为位于乡村地区,很难找到和我们结伴的国外的学校,能够和济南这所学校结成友好学校,我们非常感谢孔子学院和山东大学的工作!”
与往年相同,今年的考察团除了参观著名景点之外,重点在于参加由孔子学院和山东大学国际教育学院促成的澳大利亚校长们与山东省本地各个学校校长的会谈、参观中国当地中小学校以及素质培养基地等活动。考察团于4月9日到达上海浦东机场,乘坐磁悬浮列车到达宾馆,于10日至12日先后参观了上海城市规划管、豫园、金茂大厦、东方明珠塔等景点,观看了具有浓郁江南风情和特色的《ERA时空之旅》精彩杂技表演,并到苏州市的周庄体验传统中国江南小镇的风光。考察团于13日乘坐高铁离开上海前往曲阜,参观三孔等景点之后,于15日到达泰安市。
考察团自到达泰安市之后,活动重点转向与当地中小学校领导交流,基于此项目的,来自澳大利亚的校长们参加了“少年儿童良好行为习惯培养中澳校长论坛”,并于15日到泰安市第一实验小学参观,在本次参观座谈中,来自阿德莱德的Seaford K-7 School学校与泰安市第一实验小学达成建立友好学校的初步意向。16日,考察团来到济南,除参观趵突泉、山东省博物馆之外,校长们着重参加与济南市教育界人士的互动活动,参观了山东大学中华传统文化研究与体验基地以及齐鲁名校山东师范大学附属中学,Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College 与山师大附中达成逐步合作意向,山师大附中已经与来自阿德莱德的男校Prince Alfred College保持姊妹学校的关系多年,此次与女校Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College合作,该校希望能够更加广泛、深入的与澳大利亚教育界合作。18日,考察团乘坐高铁离开济南到达北京,在参观了万里长城、故宫博物院等景点之后,于20日离开北京,返回澳大利亚。
 
自2008年以来,阿德莱德大学孔子学院每年都组织当地的中小学校长到中国进行旅游考察,目的在于让有决策权的校长们能够深刻体验中国文化,了解现代中国的发展变化情况,从而促使他们产生,或加强他们在本校推广汉语的行动。
 

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Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition (Hanyu Qiao)

9.00am-1.00pm, Friday 27 July. Bonython Hall.

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Culture Workshops for Schools

Chinese culture workshops are available to all schools interested in promoting a better understanding of China to their students.
Topics include:

Calligraphy
Chinese painting
Paper-cutting
Chinese knotting
Opera mask making
Paper colouring
Conversation with native Chinese speakers

These workshops are available either at your school or as part of an excursion to the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide.
For more information please see […]

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