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Chinese Immersion Day 2017
March 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
The seventh annual Chinese Immersion Day will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Fox Island Nichols Community Center on Fox Island from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All middle school, high school, and college Chinese language students are welcome to attend.
During this event you will:
- Commit to speaking only in Chinese for the day.
- Meet other students who share your love of Chinese language and culture.
- Experience what it’s like to rely on Chinese to communicate.
- Practice with native speakers.
- Absorb new vocabulary in a fun and friendly environment.
- Explore Chinese music, movement, crafts, games, food and more.
Previous workshops have included calligraphy, Beijing opera, Chinese chess, Mahjong, bamboo dancing, fan dancing, Chinese jump rope, Chinese knotting, paper cutting, paper folding, painting, fan painting, tea culture, poetry, folk songs, cooking, Taichi, clay terra cotta warriors, and more. If you have a Chinese cultural or musical activity that you would like to share, we would love you to participate. To sign up or to find out more, please send email to Heidi Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the entire event is conducted in Chinese only. The students sign a pledge to speak only in Chinese, and all teachers present their workshops “immersion style,” using no English.
Please have students register and fill out the liability waiver here.
We are looking for teachers to volunteer. You can either teach one or more workshops, or simply help out. With the generous support of the Confucius Institute of WA, we are able to cover mileage for all volunteers, plus a $100 honorarium for those volunteers who lead workshops.
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Fox Island Nichols Community Center, 690 9th Ave, Fox Island, WA 98333