Exploring the Tea Culture of Southwest China

Exploring the Tea Culture of Southwest China at the Seattle Chinese Garden

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2018
Time: 2 – 4 PM
Location: Seattle Chinese Garden, Chan Education Center (6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106)
Admission: Suggested donation: $10-15

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Talk on Sichuan Opera-The Legend of White Snake

By Chinese National Award-wining Artist-Chen Qiaoru
This talk introduces the history and performing art of Sichuan Opera – an ancient Chinese dramatic form.
The talk is followed by a performance of Legend of the White Snake.

Date & Time:  1:30-3:00pm, February 28, 2018
Location: HUB 332, University of Washington
Admission: Free
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2018 CLTA-WA Spring Workshop

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
Location: Tahoma Room (3rd floor), Thomas Hall, University of Puget Sound (1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416)
Admission: Free for CLTA-WA members$10 for non-members (Six clock hours provided)

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2018 Chinese Bridge Competition for High School Students in WA

The Chinese Bridge – Chinese Proficiency Competition for high school students in Washington State is organized by the Confucius Institute of the state of Washington.

Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 5:30 PM
Location: Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle, WA 98126)
Register here: Chinese Bridge Competition 2018

Deadline to register: Sunday, March 11, 2018

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Chinese Immersion Day 2018

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 3 PM
Location: Fox Island Nichols Community Center (690 9th Ave Fi, Fox Island, WA 98333)

Admission: Free! All middle school, high school, and college Chinese language students are welcome to attend.

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2018 Chinese Bridge

2018 Chinese Bridge- Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students: Washington Preliminary

Time: 1:00-4:00pm, April 28, 2018
Johnson Hall 102, University of Washington, Seattle Campus

Submit application here
Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

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2018 Lunar New Year Celebrations

The Confucius Institute of Washington State is pleased to support our visiting and local Chinese teachers to bring Lunar New Year Celebrations to their schools and classrooms.

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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.

Travel Chinese Courses

These courses are designed for non-Chinese speakers who need help communicating while traveling in China. They aim to help students to master the basic vocabularies for travelling in China, develop Mandarin (Putonghua) listening and speaking skills in order to understand common topics related to travelling in China, and gain familiarity with Chinese culture.

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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