CIWA Chinese Culture Talk Series

This talk will introduce the disputed origin of Khitan, the administrative system of the Liao dynasty, and the Khitan scripts invented under the order of the emperor.

Time: Dec 8, 2017, 3:30-4:30 PM
Location: East Asian Library, Room 2M, Gowen Hall Third Floor, University of Washington
Admission: Free

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Classroom Management Workshop

Learn the secrets of producing excited, engaged students! Earn the admiration and affection of your students! Extinguish those inappropriate student behaviors!! Learn all these techniques and more by attending the free Classroom Management workshop for in-service and pre-service teachers!

Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2017
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Location: Chong Wa Benevolent Association

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Study Abroad in China with OneWorld Now!

Live, work, and study alongside Chinese peers at the Beijing-Changping New Oriental Foreign Languages School. In multi-cultural teams, craft and deliver lessons to elementary students at an under-resourced school for migrant children. Spend time at home with your classmates, exploring the capital city with their families while experiencing local customs and daily routines.

Application Priority Deadline: Friday, December 15th, 2017
Final Deadline: Sunday, December 31st, 2017
Registration fee: $25 – Apply Here

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Glamorous China: Sichuan University Ensemble

“Glamorous China”, a fascinating dance and music performance by the Ensemble of Sichuan University, attracted hundreds of people to Kane Hall at University of Washington on October 4th, 2017.
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Beauty of Hanzi

At the Beauty of Hanzi (Chinese Calligraphy) workshop held at the University of Washington on Saturday, November 4, 2017, participants learned how Hanzi (Chinese Characters) came into being.
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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.

Confucius Classrooms

Confucius Classrooms are local institutions, based in U.S. schools, which stimulate and support innovative teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture. Confucius Classrooms adopt flexible teaching patterns and adapt to suit local conditions when teaching Chinese language and promoting culture in foreign primary and secondary schools. The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington serves as a liaison for Confucius Classrooms established in Washington State.

Guest Teacher Program

The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington partners with the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission and Hanban to sponsor visiting teachers to teach in K-12 schools in Washington. Whenever possible, these teachers come from partner schools to CIWA-sponsored Confucius Classrooms in Washington.

About the Confucius Institute

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