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April 2017

How to Insult Someone in Early Medieval China

April 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Communications 120, UW Campus,

Certain language-based (discursive) interactions within society seem to remark upon the nature of the social itself. Praise is one such discursive act; insults are another. To be sure, praise and insult may be thought of as opposing actions, which is another way of saying that insult is dispraise. Yet the act of insult performs emotional and social work that go beyond what we might consider dispraise (just as the act of praise does work that goes beyond the act of…

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OneWorld Now! Get Global Youth Conference 2017

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Washington, Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
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Join us for the 12th Annual Get Global Youth Conference! Student-planned and student-led, the OneWorld Now! (OWN) Get Global Youth Conference is designed to empower youth and young social entrepreneurs to take action on important global issues. Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: UW Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle WA Cost: FREE for students! Register here! OneWorld Now! students present dynamic workshops and inspiring “OWN Talks” to foster meaningful and intentional dialogue…

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CIWA 7th Anniversary

April 26 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Come celebrate the 7th Anniversary of the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington on April 26, 2017 Uncovering the Terracotta Warriors: A Very Special Evening at The Pacific Science Center Wednesday, April 26 @ 6:00 - 7:30 PM (plus visit exhibit 7:30 - 8:30 PM) The Pacific Science Center 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 This April, The Pacific Science Center of Washington is featuring a one-of-a-kind exhibit of The Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor. Be our guest for…

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May 2017

5th Annual Seattle Chinese Garden Peony & Bamboo Festival

May 6 - May 7
Seattle Chinese Garden, Seattle Chinese Garden 6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA United States
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5th Annual Seattle Chinese Garden Peony & Bamboo Festival Date: May 6-7, 2017 Time: 10 AM - 4 PM Location: 6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106 Come to the garden and enjoy a colorful festival focused on two of China’s horticultural treasures. The weekend features cultural entertainment, displays, Chinese artist painting demonstrations, and plant sales. A rousing lion dance on Saturday at 11: 30 am gets the qi energy circulating. Be sure to attend the 2 pm performance of…

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Engaging our Students with Activities and Strategies that are Deep and Rich

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sponge, in partnership with the Confucius Institute and the Washington Association for Language Teaching, is proud to offer a 3-hour Workshop for Language Teachers on 10 May 2017 5:00-8:00 pm at Medina Elementary School 8001 NE 8th St, Medina, WA 98039. Dr. Helena Curtain, an internationally known expert on second language teaching methodology, curriculum development, and bilingual immersion education, will help us examine effective activities and strategies in language teaching. We will be exploring the aspects that we must consider in implementing…

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