2018 Confucius Institute Day: Learn Confucian Wisdom Through the Experience of Chinese Culture
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 1 – 4 PM
Location: Annie Wright Schools (827 North Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403)
Admission: Free – REGISTER HERE – Students and families welcomed!
Come celebrate the 5th Global Confucius Institute Day with us in Tacoma!
East Meets West Concert Series
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Benaroya Hall (Nordstrom Recital Hall) (200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101)
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE – discounted to $20 with UW ID (use either “CIWA” or your own)
In the 34th annual East Meets West concert series, the Seattle Chinese Orchestra will introduce audiences to Chinese music in all of its rich diversity. Listeners will be treated to a repertoire that ranges from traditional folk pieces to classical and contemporary works.
Building and Sustaining Communities
Date: Saturday, October 06, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Chinese American International School (888 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102)
REGISTER HERE by September 15 – Fee: $40
This year’s forum seeks to build capacity amongst our communities to collaborate on these topics, and to build networks on working on innovation in these areas. Our format will be a little different than in past years – we wish to have presenters highlight their work in innovating Chinese pedagogy, program growth and sustenance, community building and uses of technology, and immediately follow up with a round-table discussion with participants to identify goals and areas for continued work.
Ponddy’s Advanced Placement® Chinese Language and Culture course
Ponddy’s AP® Chinese Language and Culture course is a full-year program that covers the equivalent of a second-year (and/or fourth-semester) college Chinese course. It is an online course taught by live, certified instructors with a maximum of 3 students per class.
Class begins on SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 but students can add until the end of September.
For more information on how to register, visit the link here: Ponddy AP.
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Featured Confucius Institute Programs
HSK and YCT
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.
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.
Seattle-Chongqing Sister City Partnership
The Seattle – Chongqing Sister Cities established 35 years ago as an important step in positive international relations between China and the United States. In 2010, Seattle Public Schools was invited to partner with the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission after CIWA was founded.