Modality in Classical Chinese Conference 2018

Date: November 30 – December 1, 2018

Location: University of Washington, Communications 202

A workshop bringing together scholars from mainland China, Taiwan, and the United States to present recent work and exchange viewpoints on analyzing expressions of modality in Chinese from the 5th century BCE onward. The event is open to the public, and talks will be given in either English or Mandarin Chinese.

Schedule forthcoming at simpsoncenter.org/classical-chinese

CLTA-WA WEST E 100 Designated World Language Workshop

Need the Designated World Language endorsement to teach Chinese, Korean, and other languages? Then you need to attend the CLTA-WA Designated World Language Endorsement Tips workshop! 

Who: Teacher candidates or certificated teachers who need to take the WEST E-100, presented by Dr. Bridget Yaden

What: WEST E-100 Designated World Language Endorsement Tips Workshop

Where: Chong Wa Hall, 522 7th Ave. S, Seattle Chinatown 98104

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018; 1 PM-4 PM

How: 3 clock hours from WAFLT; pre-workshop refreshments, free parking provided with registration

Co-sponsors: Chong Wa Education Society, WAFLT, CIWA

Click here to register: https://goo.gl/forms/t9L5YR5hRg8ehxPs2 

U.S. – China Dialogue, Shifting: The Pacific Triangle

Speaker:                                              Quansheng Zhao, Professor of International Relations, American University

Discussants:                                       Prof. Kenneth Pyle, Professor Emeritus

                                                                Prof. David Bachman, Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Relations

Time:                                                     4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018

Venue:                                                 Room 138, William H. Gates Hall, University of Washington

The recent visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the first visit of Japanese leader to China in seven years. Both facing the pressure from an adamant U.S. administration in terms of trade and economic affairs, Beijing and Tokyo seek further cooperation, but disputes between two sides will not stop in near future. How will Japan balance between an ambitious China and a hawkish America? What does this mean for Beijing and Washington?                

** RSVP required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shifting-the-pacific-triangle-tickets-51795061423

2019 “Why Learn Chinese” Competition

The Washington Association for American and Chinese Education (WAACE) is now accepting entries for the 2019 “Why Learn Chinese” Competition!

What: An essay/song video competition
Who: Middle School and High School students in WA

Submission deadline: Friday, January 12, 2019

Be a part of Jeenie’s Chinese-speaking linguist community!

Here’s an exciting opportunity for Mandarin speakers! JeenieTM is a mobile app that matches travelers who need language help with LIVE language speakers who can provide it. Customers request help in the app and are matched with speakers for on-demand language and cultural help. Calls take place via smartphone audio/video, and transactions are totally cashless. Jeenie is looking for Mandarin/Cantonese-English speakers (as well as other language combinations!) who want to make extra income working from home (or anywhere), whenever they like. All they need is a smartphone with good connectivity, a professional manner, and excellent language skills!

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.

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.

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.

About the Confucius Institute

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