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A Successful Sharing and Coaching Session On AP Chinese

The Confucius Institute and Gonzaga University co-hosted a sharing and coaching session on Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese teaching on Nov. 16 in Spokane. Two presenters, Qingqing Ji and Jane Golder, shared what they learned from Professor Honggang Jin’s AP Chinese Workshop organized by the East Asia Center at the University of Washington. Qingqing Ji demonstrated a few [...]

Chinese Culture Salon: A Social Learning Space for Students

The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington will be hosting a series of weekly culture salons on Tuesday evenings starting Jan. 14. The salons combine Chinese language practice with cultural activities, such as films and presentations.Students will also have the opportunity to meet native Chinese speakers and socialize in a fun and casual environment. Events [...]

Thoughts on Chinese Bridge Summer Camp 2013

With fall in full force, summer seems like a distant memory. For nearly 20 Washington State secondary students, however, the summer included a memory that will hopefully inspire a life-long love of learning Chinese. Students from high schools across Washington State traveled to China in July 2013 through CIWA’s prestigious Chinese Bridge Summer Camp. Chinese [...]

Welcome To Our Visiting Chinese Teachers!

The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington is thrilled to introduce our visiting teachers from Chongqing, China to Seattle! Zhang Yunyun will be teaching Chinese at Chielf International High School and Denny International Middle School. She is a teacher at Nankai Secondary School in Chonqing, China, Seattle’s sister city. Yang Fan will be teaching [...]

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, [...]