Chinese Theme Concert Packed Again 观众再次爆满中国主题音乐会

On 10th May, Butterfly Lovers violin concerto and the Yellow River piano concerto , the two famous Chinese music masterpieces, were presented by the young musicians of St George College and the Chinese theme concert was enriched with the cultural activities by the Confucius Institute at UWA. Just like the similar concert on May 4th last year, Chinese Youth Day, the seats of the two concert sessions this year were booked out long in advance.

In the hall decorated with red lanterns and Chinese knots, the young composer and director of the college’s music department, Mr Michael Grebla, made a welcome speech in both Chinese and English. At the concert, Raymond Yong, the conductor, Aidan Boase, the pianist, Riley Skevington, the violinist, Krista Low, the cellist and other musicians presented Butterfly Lovers violin concerto and Yellow River piano concerto .

During the concert interval, the audience came out to the open space to enjoy the Chinese Kung Fu, paper cutting, calligraphy, and knowledge quiz as well as Chinese dim sim provided by the Confucius Institute staff, which added a lot   to the success of the concert.

5月10日下午,位于天鹅河畔的圣乔治学院挂起了一只只大红灯笼和一串串彩灯,表演大厅里又响起优美的的中国旋律。这是继去年该学院与孔子学院首次成功举办 “五四”中国音乐会以来再次联袂举办中国主题音乐会。

下午3点半,圣乔治学院演奏厅座无虚席,第一场音乐会开始,首先由圣乔治学院音乐部主任、青年作曲家Michael Grebla 用中英文致词欢迎观众们参加第二次“五四”中国主题音乐会。音乐会开始,年轻指挥家Raymond Yong、钢琴手Aidan Boase小提琴手Riley Skevington、大提琴手Krista Low以及其他青年乐手组成的乐队乐队首先演出由Michael创作的钢琴三重奏《莲花》、弦乐四重奏《步步高》、《茉莉花》 和著名钢琴协奏曲《黄河》的第二和三乐章。后半场由演出了著名的小提琴协奏曲《梁祝》赢得了观众的阵阵掌声。后半场音乐会上,把音乐会推向了高潮。这次中国主题音乐会受到了观众们的热捧,下午和晚上两场音乐会的座位早早就被预订一空。

作为音乐会的合作组织者,西澳大学孔子学院在两场音乐会之间的两小时中,西澳大学孔子学院派出近20人的团队,为观众呈献了太极拳功夫表演、中国书法赠字和体验、中国知识竞猜、体验剪纸等中国文化活动,还为观众们准备了中国特色的点心以及饮料,受到到观众们的热烈欢迎。爆满的观众和阵阵的掌声充分反映了这次中国主题音乐会和文化展示活动的成功。(照片由Michael Grebla提供; Photo courtesy of Michael Grebla)

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Chinese Competition for University Students Successful 大学生汉语桥比赛成功落幕

The 14th “Hanyuqiao” (Chinese Bridge) Chinese Proficiency Competition for University Students was successfully held at the Confucius Institute at UWA on 9th May 2015, with the 11 contestants from universities in ACT, SA, and WA to share their “Chinese Dreams”.

At the opening ceremony, Associate Professor David Ambrose, Australian Director of Confucius Institute at UWA, made a welcome speech. Professor Krishna Sen, Dean of Arts,UWA, Dr Ian Bleaney, representative of WA Treasurer and Minister for Energy, Ma Linlan, representative of Minister-Counsellor, Chinese Embassy to Australia, Mr Adam Handley, President of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) spoke to encourage Australian young people to learn Chinese and realize their Chinese dreams as well as enhance the Australia-China relationship through the Chinese bridge.

The competition includes three parts: writing test, public speech and cultural perfoemance. During the public speech part, every contestant shared their interesting experiences of learning Chinese language and their Chinese dreams with passion and sincerity. Their speeches were fabulous so were their Chinese cultural performances of poem recital, singing Chinese songs, folk dance and music, calligraphy,  and talk show, etc. Their fluent spoken Chinese and excellent cultural show won the applause of the audience time and again.

At the awarding ceremony, Ms Sun Anlin, Deputy Chinese Consul-General,  Mr Iain Watt, Deputy Vice Chancellor of UWA, and other VIP guests presented the awards to the contestants. Wesley Liew of Curtin University won the First Prize, and Alexander Spriggs from University of Adelaide won the Second. Both of them will participate in the 14th Global Grand Final of Hanyuqiao to be held in Changsha, China in July. Jacob Tomkins from Australian National University won the Third Prize and will have the chance to observe the Grand Final.

Before the awarding ceremony, the Kung Fu team from Oberthur Primary School, led by Zhao Hanzhi, volunteer teacher of UWACI, presented their martial arts performance, followed by the chorus of two Chinese songs by the CI teachers and volunteers.

        第十四届“汉语桥”世界大学生中文比赛澳大利亚(中国使馆赛区)决赛59日在西澳大学孔子学院顺利举行,来自首都地区、南澳州和西澳州的11名大学生选手参与了此次以“我的中国梦”为主题的中文比赛。

        开幕式上, 西澳大学孔子学院院长David Ambrose致开幕词,热烈欢迎参赛选手和嘉宾并祝贺汉语桥大赛成功。随后,亲临赛场的西澳大学人文学院院长、孔子学院理事Krishna Sen教授、西澳州议员Ian Bleaney先生、中国驻澳大利亚大使馆教育处徐孝公参的代表马林兰秘书 、澳中工商业委员会西澳分会主席Adam Handley先后致辞,他们都赞扬澳洲青年学汉语的热情和成绩,勉励他们不断努力学习汉语,通过汉语之桥实现各自的“中国梦”,同时为增进澳中交流、促进澳中友好关系作出贡献。

       本次比赛分为中国语言文化知识笔试、主题演讲与才艺表演三个部分。开幕式之后,选手们依次上场,他们通过情真意切和慷慨激昂的中文主题演讲,与观众分享了他们学习汉语的有趣经历和各自的“中国梦”:到中国工作,教英语、行医、当明星,探索中国悠久的历史,帮助中国治理污染,致力于澳中两国友好关系等等。选手们的文化才艺表演更是精彩纷呈:有诗朗诵、中国歌曲弹唱、中国扇子舞、书法、相声和小品。选手们娴熟的汉语和表演才能不时引起全场观众的笑声和掌声。

        颁奖仪式前,西澳大学孔子学院武术教师指导的Oberthur小学生武术队和孔子学院教师志愿者表演了武术和合唱节目,也赢得了观众们热烈的掌声。

       担任主评委的西澳大学孔子学院中方院长褚献华副教授表示,本次参赛选手们精彩的表现反映了澳洲大学生中文水平的逐年提高,有的选手具有很高的中文水平和很强的才艺,极具实力和潜力。颁奖仪式上,中国驻珀斯副总领事孙安林女士、西澳大学Iain副校长等嘉宾分别为获得本次大赛参赛奖、中文演讲、文化表演、知识竞赛单项奖和综合奖的选手们颁发了奖杯、证书和奖品。赢得今年比赛的综合一、二等奖的分别是科廷大学的Wesley Liew和阿德莱德大学的Alexander Spriggs两位同学,他们七月份将前往中国长沙参加第十四届世界大学生“汉语桥”的总决赛。获得三等奖的澳洲国立大学Jocab Tomkins同学也将去中国观摩大赛。西澳大学Iain副校长最后致闭幕词,感谢选手和嘉宾、观众们的热情参与,感谢孔子学院全体员工为比赛的圆满成功所作出的努力。他也期待大家在明年再次相会在“汉语桥”!

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“Chinese Bridge” Competition for WA Secondary School Students 西澳中学生“汉语桥”比赛

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2015 西澳州中学生“汉语桥”比赛通知

 Hanyuqiao Chinese Proficiency Competition for Secondary School Students in WA

The Hanyu Qiao Chinese Proficiency Competition is an annual worldwide Chinese Mandarin speaking and performance competition. The competition is organised by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and local Confucius Institutes.

Time and Venue

This year the Hanyu Qiao competition is in its eighth year and the Western Australian Finals will be held on 6th  June Saturday, 2015 at Kurrajong Theatre of Confucius Institute.

The winners of the WA Finals will participate in the Finals in Adelaide in mid-June. There are varied prizes for the participants and travel opportunities to China for top-prize winners.

Components of the Competition 

The competition consists of three components:

  • Written test in Chinese on your general knowledge of China (20 minutes);
  • Unscripted speech on the topic of “My Chinese Dream” (2 minutes);
  • Cultural performance relevant to Chinese culture (3-5 minutes) e.g. singing in Chinese, martial arts, Chinese folk dancing and Chinese poetry recital etc.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the competition, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a currently enrolled secondary school student in Western Australia
  • Be between 15 – 20 years old
  • Non-Chinese citizen or Chinese-heritage student
  • Not born and raised in a Chinese-speaking country
  • Be a genuine speaker of Chinese (Mandarin) as a second language (if in doubt please contact the Confucius Institute)

All eligible candidates are welcome to participate through school recommendation. The deadline for application is 28 May, Thursday.

电话(Tel):6488 6888;传真(Fax):6488 6889

电邮(Email):confucius.institute@uwa.edu.au

Download recommendation form: Recommendation form 2015

 

Easter Chinese Language & Cultural Camp 欢迎参加假期趣味中国语言文化班

Interesting, creative and educational Easter Language Cultural Camp for your child

We offer Chinese language and culture workshops that will develop your child’s communication skills and the understanding of the amazing ancient culture. The program includes language study as well as some fun activities like kite making, face-mask making, dancing and singing, Chinese poem, Chinese knot making, Shuttlecock and Kung Fu. It is appealing to both boys and girls aged 6 – 12. With over 10 fun cultural activities planned, each child will take home a stylish piece of art to be proud of.

This combined language and culture program is ideal for developing communication skills in Chinese and the hands-on activities will promote hand eye co-ordination, visual perception skills and concentration.

When: 2015 Easter School Holidays: 13th-17th, 2015; AM and PM sessions available

Venue: Maple Room, Building 1, UWA Claremont Campus (Cnr of Princess Road and Goldsworthy Road, Claremont)

Who: Suitable for children aged 6 to 12.

These are drop-off classes, parents are not required to stay. All staff at the workshop hold valid “Working with Children” cards.

Included: All materials and bottle water.

Cost: $80 per child for all 10 sessions or $10 per child per session. Full payment is required to secure a place. There are only 20 seats.

We accept payment via visa or MasterCard and we do not store credit card information.

2015 Easter Workshop Enrolment & Payment Form

 

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Local Chinese Textbook Published 孔子学院出版本土汉语教材

A new Chinese language textbook for young beginners, Hanyu Qihang, (Book 1), compiled by the Confucius Institute staff, came off the press at the beginning of the new school year. It is the first textbook for school beginners of Chinese language designed especially for Australian school students. Based on the syllabus of Youth Chinese Test (YCT), a standard Chinese proficiency test system for young learners, this textbook aims to provide the students in Australian schools with integrated and effective, practical and interesting materials for learning Chinese. The textbook not only serves as language learning material but also resource for understanding Chinese people and culture.  Meanwhile, it also well reflects the features of Australian social and cultural environment.

Currently, students in Shenton College, Hale School and Creaney Primary School are the first to use this new textbook in their Chinese classes.  Meanwhile, the Confucius Institute staff are compiling Book 2 with the hope that this local textbook will facilitate the teaching and learning Chinese language in WA schools.

新学年开始,由西澳大学孔子学院汉语教师们历时一年集体编写的本土中文教材《汉语启航》(上册)正式启用。《汉语启航》是专门为澳大利亚中小学生编写的本土中文教材,也是在澳大利亚正式启用的首套由孔子学院自主编写的本土中文教材。在西澳大学孔子学院新的5年规划中,大力支持中小学中文教学以及推广“中小学生汉语考试”(YCT)是工作重点之一。编写这套教材,既是落实孔子学院总部有关“海外教材本土化”的要求,更是为了满足本地区广大中小学中文教学的现实需要。

《汉语启航》为汉语零起点的中小学生编写,适用对象包括公立和私立中小学的汉语初学者,同时也适用于其他相应水平的中文教学。这套教材有以下特点:1)针对性强。教学内容设计依据YCT考试对于汉语语言知识和技能的要求,学完上册可以达到YCT二级考试水平。 2)实践性强。教学重点突出,教材的话题和内容贴近学生生活。侧重听说训练、在日常生活情景中培养学生的汉语交际能力。对汉字要求能认读,不作书写要求。3)趣味性强。教材内容生动有趣、呈现形式活泼、插入歌曲游戏,增强互动性。4)注重文化融合。教材力求学习中国语言与了解中国文化和社会生活相结合;每篇附有英文的中国文化常识,让学生了解中国的国情、文化以及同龄人,增强学生的多元文化意识。5)凸显本土特色。教材内容尽量体现西澳当地人文自然特色,教学容量尽量考虑到西澳州的学期和课程设置等因素。

目前,西澳州的Hale 学校、Shenton 中学、Creaney 小学等中小学已经开始采用《汉语启航》为中文课程的教材。西澳孔子学院正在组织全体教师设计课件、建立教学资源库,作为教材的配套支持体系。同时,在听取各方面反馈意见和建议后,西澳孔子学院将尽快着手组织《汉语启航》(下册)的编写。期待着《汉语启航》这套专门为澳州中小学生编写的中文本土教材为当地中文教学带来新的活力。

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Chinese New Year celebrated in schools 学校春节庆祝活动丰富多彩

Chinese New year is not only the most important traditional festival to Chinese people around the world, but also a good opportunity for promoting cross-cultural awareness, especially in a country like Australia, which embraces cultural diversity. 19 Feb is Chinese New Year’s Day and during the festival week many schools are in a festive atmosphere with Chinese decoration of the character of “福” (blessing), Chinese knots, lanterns, red scrolls, etc. The teachers and volunteers from Confucius Institute in more than 20 schools including those in Albany and Bunbury help to organize the Chinese cultural activities, which enhances students’ knowledge about Chinese New Year while engaging in learning New Year greetings, decorating classrooms, discussing the New Year customs, making/tasting dumplings, receiving red packets,  writing “福”, and paper cutting. It is really enjoyable learning experience.

西澳大学孔子学院目前每周派教师和志愿者到二十多所中小学支持中文教学,他们在开设、拓展和提高中文课程教学质量以及组织节日庆祝活动中发挥了重要而显著的作用。2月19日中国新年前后,西澳开设中文课程的中小学都开展了庆祝春节的文化教学活动。这些活动结合语言文化教学目标,采用听、看、说、读、写、唱、画、玩等多种形式,让学生们尽情了解和体验传统的中国春节文化。

学说祝福 学说春节问候和祝福语,是与中文教学最密切相关的文化内容。Bunbury 的Dalyellup和Tuart Forest小学等学校的中文老师都教学生说春节问候语,并在教学活动中反复运用,还鼓励学生用中文向家人和朋友送问候、表祝福。

传统故事 春节文化源远流长,内容丰富。Methodist 女校、Lance Holt等学校的中文教师都借助了丰富生动的视频和图片给不同年级的学生讲解了中国十二生肖和“年”的故事以及春节的由来,让学生理解中国新年的独特传统。

了解羊年 2015年是羊年,学校的春节文化活动中凸显了“羊”以增加活动的趣味。季承老师在Creaney 小学教学生学习汉字“羊”,让学生把山羊的图片和“羊”字进行对比,进而理解了汉字“羊”的象形渊源。

体验年俗 邱理萌老师在Shenton中学组织选修汉语的七年级学生讨论中国“春节”的历史风俗,让他们清楚了贴年画、贴对联、贴门神、贴窗花、倒贴福字、穿新衣、发红包等一系列春节习俗的起源。在Perth 现代中学,为期一周的中国新年文化活动让学生们有机会开心地体验吃饺子、拿红包、玩游戏等中国新年庆祝习俗。

图片展览 王振宇老师在Hale学校用图片介绍了了传统的新年习俗,如大扫除、购年货、穿新衣、贴春联福字、看春晚、包水饺、做年糕、拜年、发红包、放鞭炮等。Morley 中学以板报形式展出了具有“春节”元素的图片,庆祝中国新年。叶飞老师在Great Southern 文法学校布置了“中国新年”展板,向师生介绍中国新年文化。

书法剪纸 St. Hilda’s 女校等中小学组织了以写“福”字、剪“春”字和中国传统吉祥图案的书法和剪纸活动。学生们用剪纸作品装饰贺年卡和红包,在动手制作过程中真切地体验中国新年的欢乐气氛。

学唱歌曲  春节期间,Highgate小学、Dalyellup 学校等都根据学生的年龄阶段和教学内容的重点,教学生唱喜气洋洋的《新年好》、《恭喜发财》等年味十足的中国歌曲,促进学生中文学习的同时也增添了节日的欢乐。

红包抽奖 Mercedes女校在春节前两天进行了“红包抽奖”活动。每个学生随机抽取内有奖券的红包,并需说出中文的新年祝福语方可领奖。抽奖游戏新鲜又刺激,学生在游戏中了解了中国过年送红包的习俗。

品味春节 在Oberthur 小学,几位中文老师一起为全校教职员工准备了中国新年早茶,他们品尝煎饺、汤圆等中国小吃。张洁绮老师为大家表演了中国茶道,介绍了中国人过年的祝福语。校长Bamber先生还为教职员工准备了中国特色的红包。

学中文、增进对中国文化的了解是中小学中文课程的目标,而中国重大传统节日则是中国语言文化教学的最好主题之一。今年的春节着实在西澳的一些中小学刮起一阵喜气洋洋的“中国风”。

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Students at Creaney Primary School making masks of goat to celebrate the Year of Goat.

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The Chinese New Year decoration at Great Southern Grammar School in Albany.

Chinese students visit UWACI 中国学生参观西澳孔子学院

A group of 24 Chinese teenagers visited the Confucius Institute at UWA on Monday 23 February and talked excitedly with the learners of Chinese language in the beginning class.  They performed for the adult learners and sang the Chinese song “You and Me” with them, who were also excited to try their newly-learned Chinese phrases to greet the young Chinese visitors. The students were from Dacheng Yuejiawan Experimental School in Hangzhou on a study tour to WA during the Chinese New Year holiday. They are visiting St  Marks Anglican Community School, with which the sister-school relationship was established last October when the school leaders joined the Principal Study Tour to Hangzhou China co-organized by Confucius Institute and Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA). It is the students’ first study tour to Australia  and they enjoy the schooling experience in St Marks School and the exploration of Perth and the nearby areas.  Confucius Institute is committed to promoting the school exchanges between WA and China for better cross-cultural awareness and mutual understanding among the young people.

2月23日,浙江杭州大成岳家湾实验学校的游学团来到了西澳孔院参观。中方院长禇献华老师向来访的24名中学生和带队老师介绍了西澳孔子学院的概况,让孩子们了解了孔子学院的性质、使命和开展的工作与活动。

来访的学生们进入杨仙萍老师的初级汉语课堂,与汉语初学者进行互动。这些汉语初学者中既有即将去清华大学留学的大学生,也有白发苍苍的老人,他们用不太流利的汉语高兴地对学生们说“热烈欢迎!”、“新年快乐!”。学生们三人一组分别与汉语学习者对话交流,相互问候和询问“您贵姓?”、“您是哪国人?”等简单问题。下课前大家还一起唱了北京奥运主题歌曲《我和你》。初级汉语班的学习者对这次课堂互动很满意,他们说想不到刚学汉语不久就能与一批活泼可爱的中国学生用中文简单交流。对于游学团的孩子们来说,刚到西澳就有机会在孔子学院与老外零距离接触,中英文并用真实交流,兴奋和好奇顿时消除了长途旅行的疲劳和困倦。

杭州大成岳家湾实验学校是西澳州珀斯市圣马克社区学校(St Mark’s Anglican Community School)的姐妹学校。这两所学校是在西澳孔子学院2014年10月组织西澳独立学校联合会校长团访问杭州期间结成友好关系的。与他们同时结成姐妹学校关系的共有8对杭州和珀斯的学校。

西澳孔子学院每年10月组织校长团访问中国,开展“中澳校长论坛”等学术交流活动并且参观访问当地学校。促进两地中小学之间的交流结对、增进相互了解和学习是西澳孔子学院近年来推动文化教育交流的重要方面。

C students visit CI 1

C students visit CI 3

C students visit CI 2

 

Chinese New Year Gala Successful 孔子学院成功举办羊年春晚

The Chinese New Year Gala presented by the Confucius Institute on 13th February turned out a great success with the audience’s warm applause at Dolphin Theatre, UWA . Mr Adam Handley, President of Australia China Business Chamber (ACBC) WA, Dr Huang Qinguo, Chinese Consul-General in Perth, Prof Barry Marshall enjoyed the  performances with other 200 people. In the opening speeches, Mr Handley and Dr Huang Qinguo spoke highly of Confucius Institute’s effort in adding to the multi-cultural festival atmosphere in celebrating the Chinese Year of the Goat. They also wished everyone a joyful and prosperous Chinese New Year.

The performances included the Chinese folk songs by “After Hour Duo” and Miss Zhang Xiaojia, the Chinese folk music by Huayi Brothers Chinese Music Academy, and the “Butterfly Lovers” by St George College.  The audience were also fascinated by the jazz band performance by Shenton College, the Chinese Dance and Kong Fu show by Oberthur Primary School,  clarinet concerto and the street dance by Perth Modern School, and the chorus by Confucius Institute students and staff.

2月13日晚,西澳大学Dolphin剧院外面孔子学院京剧脸谱图案的彩旗迎风飘逸,剧院内座无虚席,中国驻珀斯总领事黄亲国博士、澳中工商会西澳分会主席Adam Handley先生、诺贝尔奖获得主、西澳大学的Barry Marshall教授等与珀斯各界200余名观众饶有兴趣地观赏了由西澳大学孔子学院精彩呈献的“迎羊年春节文艺晚会”。今年的“春晚”是孔子学院首次自主筹办,在一个多月的筹备过程中,得到了当地学校、专业演艺团体和人士的大力支持,为珀斯的中国农历新年庆祝和多元文化活动增添了光彩。本台晚会有以下三个特点:

中小学生的节目精彩纷呈 近年来,孔子学院通过支持当地中小学的中文教学,与学校建立了合作伙伴关系。这次演出就得到了合作学校的支持。如Shenton中学的爵士乐团演奏、Oberthur小学的舞蹈与武术表演、Rossmoyne 中学的扯铃、Perth Modern中学的黑管协奏《小河淌水》和街舞《青春》等,这些节目用不同的艺术形式展现了学校课程中的中国文化元素。

中国民歌民乐的专业演绎 中国音乐渊源流长,不仅是华人文化基因的组成部分,也深澳洲当地人民的喜爱。西澳华裔兄弟乐队的民乐演奏的《赛马》、《春江花月夜》等中国民乐、St George 学院的小提琴钢琴协奏曲《梁祝》、歌手张晓佳女士演唱的民歌《芦花》、歌手Craig 和Kate演唱的《茉莉花》和《夜上海》等名歌,都以较高的艺术水准展现了中国音乐的魅力。

孔子学院的师生登台表演 孔子学院少儿合唱团的孩子们以稚嫩的童声吟诵了经典古诗《咏鹅》,并用中文演唱了《新年好》。孔子学院新来的志愿者教师李华和赵寒治为观众呈现了题为《武韵》的中华武术组合表演。最后,孔子学院教师合唱团以澳大利亚民歌《剪羊毛》和华人世界耳熟能详的歌曲《让世界充满爱》压轴本次羊年春晚。

整台晚会呈现出喜迎羊年、中西合璧、师生同乐的气氛。演出结束后,Handley先生、黄总领事、Barry Marshall教授以及孔子学院院长等登上舞台与孔子学院的全体教师一起合影,祝贺演出成功。

Adam Dr Huang

Mr Handley, President of ACBC WA, and Dr Huang Qinguo, Chinese Consul-General in Perth make speeches.

MCs Jazz band

Muzhi (CI volunteer), Tom and Sandra  as MCs                      Shenton College Jazz Band 

Oberthur  Solo

Dance and Kung Fu by Oberthur Primary School                                          Folk song by Ms Zhang Xiaojia

Duo Folk music

Kate and Craig singing Chinese folk songs                       Performance by Huayi Brothers Chinese Music Academy

Brothers Clarinet

Brothers playing Chinese traditional music                        Clarinet performance by Perth Modern School

Street Dance

Street dance “Youth” by Perth Modern High School

Martial arts

 Martial arts by Confucius Institute volunteers

Chorus

Chorus by Confucius Institute choir

Group photo

 VIPs with Confucius Institute staff and Gala MCs  

 

 

 

Scholarships Open for Application 欢迎申请中国奖学金

2015 Chinese Government Scholarships

This includes full or partial scholarships in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs between the Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities and international organizations. It supports undergraduate programs, master’s programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs.

For more information and application, please click:

http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=3157

Important date: 20 March 2015 (Deadline of application)

2015 Confucius Institute Scholarship:

In order to support the development of Confucius Institutes, facilitate Chinese language promotion and Chinese cultural transmission in the world, cultivate qualified Chinese language teachers and talented students of Chinese language, Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches the “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to provide financial aid for students, scholars and Chinese language teachers worldwide to proceed to a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) in Chinese universities (hereinafter referred to as “host institutes”), or study in such majors as Chinese Language, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy.

For more information and application, please click:

Confucius Institute Scholarship: 孔子学院奖学金宣传册

http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=218&id=2728

Important date: 30 March 2015 (Deadline of application)

For enquiries please contact Ms Tracy Zhang: confucius.institute(at)uwa.edu.au

Summer Holiday Chinese Language & Culture Workshops Applauded 暑期趣味汉语和文化活动班大受欢迎

 The five-day Chinese language and culture workshops designed to develop children’s awareness of Chinese language and culture as well as communication and hands-on skills completed successfully on 23rd Jan. The 10-theme program includes basic Mandarin words and sentences and fun activities like kite making, face-mask painting, dancing and singing, poems and rhymes, Chinese knot making, playing shuttlecock and doing Tai Chi, dumpling making, etc., which all the young participants enjoyed a lot. Feedback from children and their parents is very positive and encouraging.

It is the first programme catering to the school kids during school break, and similar workshops will take place in Easter, winter and spring school breaks.

草坪上,天真的孩子们在欢快地奔跑;蓝天中,彩色的风筝在轻松地飞翔。这就是西澳大学孔子学院中国语言文化暑期班第一天“风筝制作课”放飞风筝的场面。

西澳大学孔子学院在1月19日至1月23日举办中国语言文化暑期班,尝试以主题文化活动的形式来激发孩子们学习汉语的兴趣、提升他们的汉语知识和技能。十次课(文化活动)的主题分别为:风筝制作、玩中国象棋、中国歌舞、面具制作、太极拳、书法、剪纸、诗歌、中国结制作和包水饺。学生可以自己选择参加不同主题的课程。然而,大部分报名的学生都选择参加全部十次课的活动。每个主题活动都有20几个孩子参加,总数达229人次。

这些语言文化活动课程分别由孔子学院有相应特长的教师组织教学。教师们从去年底开始就组织了“如何上好文化体验课”的专题研讨;并在暑期班开学前进行了教学设计讨论交流。丰富多彩、寓教于乐和动手参与这次暑期班的特色。每堂课都安排了各种图文并茂、说说唱唱、写写画画等适合儿童的动手动脑的活动。例如:在中国歌舞主题文化活动中,李牧之和马慧霞老师在向学生展示歌曲和舞蹈魅力的同时,指导学生学习一些相关的词句和民族歌舞的文化背景。在中国书法课堂上,季承和杨仙萍老师用简短的英文视频向孩子们介绍“书法”、“毛笔”、“汉字”、“汉字书写笔顺”等概念,然后手把手地教孩子们使用毛笔,描红笔画,并学习写自己的中文名字。在太极拳课上,余成功老师准备的背景知识介绍配以动画和录像剪辑,并借来了一些球让孩子们学习太极拳中的“抱球”动作。然后,孩子们到大楼前的草坪上,认真地跟着余老师和褚老师练习太极拳的基本步法和动作。在中国象棋课堂上,孩子们饶有兴趣地参与了王振宇和余成功老师设计的象棋知识竞猜,初步了解了中国象棋,并产生了一定的兴趣。

每堂课结束,参加这次暑期班的孩子们都很有成就感——他们放飞自己制作的风筝、戴上自己涂画的脸谱、拿着自己写的中文名字和剪纸图案、摆出扇子舞或太极拳造型拍照,品尝自己包的饺子……,很多孩子表现优异还得各式小奖品。孩子们脸上的喜悦和自信充分证明了这次暑期班的成功。

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