CIWA Chinese Culture Talk Series

By Fei Zhao,
Ph.D. in Asian Languages and Literature
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Location: Hub 337, University of Washington
This talk will introduce how Buddhist texts were transmitted to early Medieval China via the Silk Road and how these texts were translated into Chinese.


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Why Speak Chinese Video Contest

The 2018 #WhySpeakChinese contest is here! This year, the Center for Global Education at Asia Society teamed up with Chineasy and ACTFL’s Lead with Languages to give contestants a chance to win two round-trip tickets to China and cool prizes for lucky giveaways and our Staff Pick of the Week.

The winner will be chosen via a Facebook Live Vote on May 17th, 5:40 – 8:40 PM PST

For more information about the contest, please visit the #WhySpeakChinese website

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OneWorld Now! Summer Language and Leadership Camp 2018

Learn Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, or Korean

Date: July 9 – July 27, 2018 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Location: Franklin High School (3013 S. Mt. Baker Blvd, Seattle, WA 98144) (student, non-residential program)
Admission: Free program with $25 Registration Fee (all meals, snacks, and supplies will be provided)

This language and culture camp for high school students focuses on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding, and a desire for international travel. During the camp, students will learn basic communicative writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills in classes taught using immersion methodology.

Application deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2018 – APPLY HERE

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Featured Confucius Institute Programs


The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington is proud to host the HSK and the YCT at the University of Washington. The HSK and YCT exist to certify that non-native Chinese speakers are qualified to communicate in Chinese at the level required for school and daily interactions in China. Educational institutions and businesses often require proof of language proficiency for non-natives.

Student Exchanges

This spring, Seattle is proud to send two student delegations, one from Chief Sealth International High School and one from Beacon Hill International Elementary School, to Chongqing to represent our city and school district. They represent the best of student exchange opportunities between our countries and offer us all hope for future good relations between China and the United States.

Chinese Bridge Competition

The Chinese Bridge – Chinese Proficiency Competition is an annual event organized by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in China. Over the past 17 years, the Chinese Bridge has become a platform for college and high school students from all over the world to learn Chinese and understand China.

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