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CIWA Director Receives Award

At the December 2016 Global Confucius Institute Conference in Kunming, China, CIWA’s Chinese Director supporting K-12 education, Wenqiu Wang, received the 2016 Confucius Institute/Confucius Classroom Individual Performance Excellence Award.  Here are a few of Wenqiu’s accomplishments since she arrived in Seattle in April 2014: Over the past two years, the number of schools offering Chinese […]

The CIWA Attended 2014 Microsoft Asian Spring Festival Celebration

  On January 18th 2014, the Chinese Director of CIWA, Mr. Deng Bo, along with some of CIWA’s visiting teachers, attended the 2014 Microsoft Asian Spring Festival Celebration held by CHIME (Chinese Microsoft Employees). This celebration included two parts: a cultural exhibition called “Culture of China” and a Chinese New Year Gala. This year, over […]

Students From Around Washington Take Part in 12th “Chinese Bridge” Competition for College Students

第十二届“汉语桥”世界大学生中文比赛华盛顿州赛区预赛于5月4日下午在华盛顿大学成功举行。本次比赛由华盛顿州孔子学院举办,共有来自全州5所高校的33名选手参加,并邀请了5位从事汉语教学工作多年经验丰富的中文老师担任评委。赛前有的选手拿着手中的演讲稿默诵演讲辞,神情紧张,有的则静坐在角落听音乐,表现淡定。还有的选手正在和新认识的学中文的朋友热情地进行着交谈,表现轻松。有很多参赛学校的学生也专程来到现场观看比赛,现场气氛十分活跃。 On May 4, the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington organized and successfully conducted the 12th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Language Competition State at the University of Washington to select the best students from Washington state qualified to compete in regional and international contests. Experienced Chinese teachers served as judges for the 33 participants, […]

华盛顿州孔子学院举办AP中文研讨会 AP Chinese Workshop at the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA)

The AP Chinese Workshop on Chinese class teaching strategies, hosted by CIWA, the UW Department of Asian Languages & Literature, and the UW East Asia Center was held successfully at the University of Washington on April 20. 参加本次研讨会的有来自全州各高校和中小学的50余位本地中文教师,以及来自四川大学的两位汉办公派教师,特邀主讲嘉宾为来自汉密尔顿大学的靳洪刚教授。靳教授从事对外汉语教学逾二十年,主要研究领域为第二语言习得、心理语言学、教师培训及教育教学理论等。过去七年来年靳教授担任AP中文研发委员会主席,对AP中文教学与测试有着相当深入地研究。 Around 50 Chinese teachers from high schools and K-12 schools in Washington state and two Hanban-funded teachers […]