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2015 Chinese Bridge-Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students

January 26th, 2015, 12:10 pm

2015 Chinese Bridge-Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students

Deadline to apply: March 5

The program will be held in China from 16th July to 31st July. This year, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) would like to invite 700 American high school students including chaperons to participate in the summer camp and open 10-35 places for each Confucius Institute/Classroom (student-chaperon ratio is about 10:1).
1. The Program Introduction
Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students is an annual Chinese language and culture experiencing activity sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) with the cooperation of the Confucius Institutes in U.S.. The program aims at enhancing Sino-U.S. youth exchanges, deepening high school students’ understanding of and personal experience with Chinese language and culture.
2. Itinerary in China (Beijing Time):
July 16th, Arrive in Beijing and check in.
July 17th, Take culture actives in Beijing.
July 18th-July 27th, Travel to different provinces/cities in groups; Take Chinese language and culture classes, communicate with Chinese students and their families.
July 28th-July 30th, Back to Beijing, and take culture activities.
July 31st, Travel to and arrive in the U.S.
3. Activity theme and visiting provinces/cities
A. Discover China-Chinese History, Shandong and Zhejiang;
B. Discover China-Chinese Ethnic Minorities, Jilin and Guangxi;
C. Discover China- Folk Arts, Beijing, Heilongjiang and Jiangsu;
D. Discover China- Chinese Kung Fu, Henan.Note: Each Confucius Institute/Classroom will offer 2-3 choice intentions and the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) will arrange group plan according to the demand.4. Program Fee
The headquarters will be responsible for the cost in China including food, accommodation and group activities. Students and chaperons will be responsible for international travel fees, international insurance, visa application fees and so on.

5. All students and chaperons should meet the following criteria:
Students:
1)American citizen (has U.S. passport);
2)High school students; Age between 14 and 18; grades from 9 to 12;
3)Have great interests in Chinese language and culture;
4)Healthy enough for international travel;
5)Have willing to participate in all summer camp activities and comply with requirements.

Chaperons:
1)Respect and understand Chinese culture;
2)Good at communication and adaptable to new environments;
3)With K-12 teaching, chaperone or adminstrative experiences;
4)Highly experienced in student management;
5)Healthy enough for international travel;

Chaperons also need to perform the following duties:
1) Assist Confucius Institutes/Classrooms in pre-departure for students;
2)Participate in all summer camp activities with students and comply with requirements;
3)Take the primary responsibilities for the safety of students during summer camp;
4)Help students adapt the environment and provide guidance for them;
5)Accompany students in emergency situation and provide help to contact their families;
6)Collect students’ feedbacks and hand in reports to Confucius Institutes/Classrooms.
7)   If Chaperon whom Confucius/Classroom selected is serious dereliction of duty we will suspend the Confucius/Classroom’s eligibility to participate in the next year’s summer camp.

6. Application and Selection
1) Students should submit the student application form with the personal application letter, school or teacher recommendation letter meanwhile Chaperon should submit the chaperon application and resume to the Confucius Institute/Classroom.
2) The Confucius Institute/Classroom will administer the preliminary selection according to the submitted documents, confirm qualified candidates, and submit candidates’ information and a scan copy of their application materials to Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) for review.
3) The Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) should notify the Confucius Institute/Classroom of the selection results. Confucius Institute/ Classroom should sign acknowledgment with campers/chaperons and send the scanning copy of acknowledgment and the first page of application’s passports to Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban).

7. Other
We Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) enjoys the final explanation right of the above provisions and information.

Confucius Institutes/Classrooms will start recruitment from today and send us back application forms, recommendations, CVs to our division by 15th March. We will send invitations to students in April if they are verified.

Once invitation letters has been received, the student’s will be responsible for securing their own visa’s and flight tickets.  The Confucius Institute will help assist on how to apply for the visa as well as provide the students with a travel agent’s number/email to contact so that they will be on the same international flight as the chaperon(s).  Our Institute does not conduct any pre-departure orientations, but we will be able to provide you with a FAQ sheet and travel tips closer to the bridge date.

8. Contact
Name: Noah C. Buonanno
Phone:317-278-7900
Fax:317-278-7919
E-mail:ciindy@iupui.edu
Website: http://www.iupui.edu/~china/studyabroad/high-school-students/
Address:Confucius Institute in Indianapolis at IUPUI, 425 University Boulevard, Cavanaugh Hall, Suite 129, Indianapolis, IN, 46202

Student Application

Chaperon Application

2015 Chinese Bridge

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2014 Photos High School Bridge Program to China

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2015 Chinese Bridge-Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students

January 26th, 2015, 12:10 pm

2015 Spring Chinese Culture Hour

12:00PM-1:00PM

Confucius Institute-Cavanaugh Hall-Suite 129

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January 28 · Chinese Musical Delights · Prof. of Instrumental Music, Weiping Meng

February 4 · U.S.-China Relations: Perspectives of a former U.S. Diplomat · Of Counsel, Russell C. Menyhart

February 11 · Exploring China’s Ancient Links to Africa · Dr. McIntosh

February 18 · China’s Unique New Year Celebrations · Dr. Menji Wu

February 25 · Traditional Chinese Medicine · Dr. Jing Wang

March 4 · Shanghai’s Diverse Neighborhoods · Dr. Jiangang Zhu

March 11 · What happened in Tiananmen Square? —June 4, 1989 · Dr. Zao C. Xu

March 25 · China’s Economic Reform: Past and Future Directions · Dr. An Hui

April 2 · The Mystery of the Great Wall of China · Haixia Zhao

April 8 · Metaphors Chinese Live By · Dr. Kerong Wu

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2015 Spring Chinese Culture Hour

January 14th, 2015, 1:18 pm

2015 CHINESE CULTURE CAMP AT IUPUI

week 1

For language learning, the younger the better. To better prepare our children to learn Chinese language, the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis offers a Chinese Culture summer day-camp for K-8 students. The camp is held on the IUPUI campus, and last for one to five weeks. Students will have a full curriculum of Chinese martial arts, language, calligraphy, crafts and sports and more.  Classes are taught by local Chinese Teachers and Teaching Assistants from IUPUI.

Who: Children in grades K-8 (must be at least 5yrs old to enroll).

Groups: Groups for all classes except language will be as followed:

Group 1 Grades K-2

Group 2  Grades 3-5

Group 3 Grades 6-8

Language Classes will be broken down to Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Level

Where: IUPUI campus, Engineering/Science & Technology Building 723 W. Michigan St. Indianapolis IN
When: Mon. – Fri. June 22 – July 24, 2015; 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM.
Pre & After School Care (extra charge) available 7:30 – 8:30 AM, and 4:15 – 6:00 PM
Costs: $150 per week or $125 per week if enrolled all five weeks

 $25 per week for pre- and after-school care

 $15 one time teaching materials and textbooks fee (waived if enrolled by May 1st)

Sibling Discounts Available

Deadline: May 22nd (postmarked – full payment must be received).

Payment: Please mail or drop off registration form and payment (cash or check only made payable to “IUPUI Confucius Institute”) to 425 University Blvd, CA 129, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Payment is due with registration and must be received in order for registration to be confirmed.  Once received, we will send you a receipt.

Cost includes: Camp T-shirt, calligraphy brush & paper, Chinese language books, Chinese jianzi game

Orientation: We will be holding an orientation session prior to the camp (Friday June 19th at 4:00pm in Lecture Hall of the LD Building)

What to Bring: Due to food allergies and your child’s individual preferences, we are asking that parents pack a morning snack and a lunch for their child each day of the camp. Please be sure to clearly mark your child’s name on his or her lunch box/bag.  Campers also bring their own backpack, pencil and notebook.

Parking: Meters are available.  IUPUI Parking Services has notified us that they have daily permits ($13) and monthly permits ($28).  Their prices may go up on July 1st.  Also keep in mind that the prices are not set in stone.  Hopefully soon we will have a definite answer.  If you are interested in a parking pass please let me know for which week(s) and I will give you a quote.

Additional Information: The camp is held in the SL and LD buildings which are connected to one another.  Lunch is in the Campus Center. Each week we have Camper of the week for each group. We generally have a performance on the last day of camp.   There will be no camp on Friday July 3rdGroups might be combined for non-language classes.

Questions: Contact Noah Buonanno phone (317) 278-7900 or email ciindy@iupui.edu

Registration Form: CLICK HERE

Photos of 2014 Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp

Video of previous summer camp at IUPUI

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2015 CHINESE CULTURE CAMP AT IUPUI

December 5th, 2014, 1:23 pm

Mandarin Chinese is the standard and most widely spoken dialect of the Chinese language. As such, Mandarin Chinese is essential for Americans interested in doing business, vacationing, or studying in China. As Chinese businesses, tourists, and scholars travel to the United States in growing numbers, Americans are also finding Mandarin Chinese very useful here at home.

Join us for practical and enjoyable free beginning course in Mandarin Chinese. Course meets one session per week and are held in the Confucius Institute in Suite 129 at the IUPUI Campus on Tuesday’s from 12:00pm – 12:45pm.

Dates are Monday’s March 2, 9, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27

Class is on a first come first serve basis, so please sign up early. We will only be able to accept the first 13 people. Please make sure you can attend all classes.

REGISTRATION LINK

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2015 Spring Free Mandarin Chinese Class for IUPUI Faculty & Staff

December 5th, 2014, 1:22 pm

Mandarin Chinese is the standard and most widely spoken dialect of the Chinese language. As such, Mandarin Chinese is essential for Americans interested in doing business, vacationing, or studying in China. As Chinese businesses, tourists, and scholars travel to the United States in growing numbers, Americans are also finding Mandarin Chinese very useful here at home.

Join us for practical and enjoyable courses in Mandarin Chinese. All courses meet one session per week and are held in the Confucius Institute in Suite 129 at the IUPUI Campus, except as noted. Parking is the responsibility of the student.

2015 Spring Non-Credit Courses (open to public)

Conversational Chinese I

Date & Time: Tuesday’s Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10    6:00 – 8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese I is intended for beginners and focuses on developing the student’s ability to use Chinese language in verbal communication. You’ll learn Chinese pronunciation, the most essential and useful conversational sentences and simple grammar in order to carry on basic conversations. You’ll have many opportunities to practice using the language in a range of contexts likely to be encountered in Chinese culture. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese II

Date & Time: Tuessday’s Mar. 24, 31, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28      6:00 – 8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese II is intended for people who’ve mastered basic Chinese conversation skills from Conversational Chinese I and would like to build on these skills. The course will help to develop your ability to use Chinese language in verbal communication. You’ll fine tune your pronunciation and learn more functional conversation skills and grammar in order to carry on more complex conversations. You’ll have many opportunities to practice using the language in a range of contexts likely to be encountered in Chinese culture. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese III

Date & Time: Wednesday’s Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar. 4, 11   6:00pm-8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese III is intended for people who have a basic knowledge of Chinese language. This course will build upon the vocabulary and grammar learned in basic Chinese studies. This intermediate course will help you to expand your vocabulary to incorporate more abstract terms and express more complex ideas and reasoning in Chinese. This course is intended to be a continuation of Conversational Chinese II. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese IV

Date & Time: Wednesday’s Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29    6:00pm-8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese IV is intended for people who have a basic knowledge of Chinese language. This intermediate course will build upon the vocabulary and grammar learned in basic Chinese studies, and expands that vocabulary to incorporate more abstract terms and express more complex ideas and reasoning in Chinese. This course is intended to be a continuation of Conversational Chinese III. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

 

Questions: Email: ciindy@iupui.edu

Call: 317-278-7900

COSTS

$150 per course.  6 classes in each course.  Each class is 2 hours.  Total of 12 hours of instruction per course.  Please make check payable to Confucius Institute at IUPUI and address to the location provided below.  We must receive check 3 business days prior to the start date.

LOCATION

IUPUI – Confucius Institute

425 University  Blvd., Suite 129

Indianapolis, IN 46202

REFUND POLICY

Course refunds will be made based on cancellation date.

  • Day of class or later …………………. 0%
  • Two to Six business days before class…. 50%
  • 1 week or more before class …………………………. 100%

For a course refund, call our office at (317) 278-7900. Please allow six weeks to process a check refund.

REGISTRATION LINK

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2015 Spring Conversational Chinese Non Credit Classes

December 5th, 2014, 1:21 pm

Chinese Festival – Volunteer Signup

Hello.  The Chinese Festival in Indianapolis is taking place on Saturday September 27th from 12:00pm-6:00pm at American Legion Mall.  We are looking for volunteers to help setup, teardown and cleanup before, during and after the festival.  Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt, water and a lunch coupon.  We will be having a mandatory meeting on Friday September 26th at noon at the Confucius Institute to go over how to setup the tents and logistics.

Responsibilities include:

9:00am: Setting up 10×10 and 10×20 canopy tents, moving tables and chairs to booth locations and trash totes to certain areas.

During Festival: Cleaning up trash during the festival

~5:30pm: Tearing down tents and moving trash tanks back to sidewalk

DATE: 9/27/2014 (Sat 9:00AM – 7:00PM)

LOCATION: American Legion Mall

REGISTRATION:Please Register Here

We would be much appreciative if you can volunteer and help recruit others.  Thank you – Noah

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Chinese Festival – Volunteer Signup

September 25th, 2014, 1:42 pm

12:00PM-1:00PM

Confucius Institute-Cavanaugh Hall-Suite 129

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Sep.3rd     Chinese Mid-autumn Festival Celebration (Have a taste of Chinese   moon-cake and Chinese tea. Prof. Kerong Wu)
Sep.10th   Chinese Culture Revolution (Dr. ZaochengXu)
Sep.17th   Chinese Society(1): Chinese Youth (Prof. Wan-ning Bao)
Sep.24th   Chinese Sociaty(2): Chinese Etiquette (Prof. Kerong Wu)
Oct.1st       Chinese Medicine (Dr. Xiaoming Jin)
Oct.9th       Chinese Philosophy: Confucius and Confucianism (Haixia Zhao)
Oct.15th     Chinese Food (Chinese student from C301)
Oct.29th   Chinese Kongfu (Prof. Jing Wang)
Nov.5th     Chinese Painting (Dr. Yuan Le)
Nov.12th  Twelve Chinese Zodiacs (Prof. Menji Wu)

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2014 Fall Chinese Culture Hour

August 29th, 2014, 9:57 am

Mandarin Chinese is the standard and most widely spoken dialect of the Chinese language. As such, Mandarin Chinese is essential for Americans interested in doing business, vacationing, or studying in China. As Chinese businesses, tourists, and scholars travel to the United States in growing numbers, Americans are also finding Mandarin Chinese very useful here at home.

Join us for practical and enjoyable courses in Mandarin Chinese. All courses meet one session per week and are held in the Confucius Institute in Suite 129 at the IUPUI Campus, except as noted. Parking is the responsibility of the student.

2014 Fall Non-Credit Courses (open to public)

Conversational Chinese 1

Date & Time: Thursday’s September 18 to October 23    6:00 – 8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese I is intended for beginners and focuses on developing the student’s ability to use Chinese language in verbal communication. You’ll learn Chinese pronunciation, the most essential and useful conversational sentences and simple grammar in order to carry on basic conversations. You’ll have many opportunities to practice using the language in a range of contexts likely to be encountered in Chinese culture. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese 2

Date & Time: Thursday’s October 30 to December 4      6:00 – 8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese II is intended for people who’ve mastered basic Chinese conversation skills from Conversational Chinese I and would like to build on these skills. The course will help to develop your ability to use Chinese language in verbal communication. You’ll fine tune your pronunciation and learn more functional conversation skills and grammar in order to carry on more complex conversations. You’ll have many opportunities to practice using the language in a range of contexts likely to be encountered in Chinese culture. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese 3

Date & Time: Tuesday’s September 16 to October 21   6:00pm-8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese III is intended for people who have a basic knowledge of Chinese language. This course will build upon the vocabulary and grammar learned in basic Chinese studies. This intermediate course will help you to expand your vocabulary to incorporate more abstract terms and express more complex ideas and reasoning in Chinese. This course is intended to be a continuation of Conversational Chinese II. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese 4

Date & Time: Tuesday’s October 28 to December 2    6:00pm-8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese IV is intended for people who have a basic knowledge of Chinese language. This intermediate course will build upon the vocabulary and grammar learned in basic Chinese studies, and expands that vocabulary to incorporate more abstract terms and express more complex ideas and reasoning in Chinese. This course is intended to be a continuation of Conversational Chinese III. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

 

Questions: Email: ciindy@iupui.edu

Call: 317-278-7900

COSTS

$150 per course.  6 classes in each course (8 for martial arts).  Each class is 2 hours (1.5 hours for martial arts).  Total of 12 hours of instruction per course.  Please make check payable to Confucius Institute at IUPUI and address to the location provided below.  We must receive check 3 business days prior to the start date.

LOCATION

IUPUI – Confucius Institute

425 University  Blvd., Suite 129

Indianapolis, IN 46202

REFUND POLICY

Course refunds will be made based on cancellation date.

  • Day of class or later …………………. 0%
  • Two to Six business days before class…. 50%
  • 1 week or more before class …………………………. 100%

For a course refund, call our office at (317) 278-7900. Please allow six weeks to process a check refund.

REGISTRATION LINK

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2014 Fall Non-Credit Courses

August 8th, 2014, 11:34 am

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Confucius Institute, the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis and the Indiana Chinese Photography Club (ICPC) organize a photography contest.

Call for content: The theme of the contest is “Confucius Institute Day” Logo. The photos about people in Indiana learning Chinese language, loving Chinese culture, as well as showing China-America cultural exchange, famous attractions, and the local culture etc. are welcome.

  1. Qualification: Any people who are interested in this contest. No limitation of contributions.
  2. Date Posted: From now until September 20th 2014, 11:00 P.M.
  3. Submission Methods: Please send electronic photos in JPG format (3M~8M) to indyipc6688@yahoo.com
  4. Awards: After the initial selection by the committee, the collected photographs will be printed and framed, and they will be exhibited on September 27th (together with the Indianapolis Chinese Festival Photographs in the Mayor’s office at downtown American Mall). The audience selection box will be established at that time for the audience to vote. In combination of the ratings by an expert review group, there will be 10 winners: one grand prize, two first prizes, three second prizes, and four third prizes.
  5. All 10 of the winning entries will be submitted to the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing to participate the global “Confucius Institute Day” event photography contest.

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“Confucius Institute Day” LOGO Photography Contest

August 1st, 2014, 4:56 pm

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