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Past Events

Chinese music and dance performance by Beijing Sea-Dream Art Troupe

Confucius Institute Presents the Beijing Sea-Dream Art Troupe

Date: 10/5/2013

The internationally acclaimed Beijing Sea-Dream Art Troup visited the Waetjen Auditorium at Cleveland State University to share their unique cultural celebration with the CSU community.  Previously, the troupe has given national television performances in China, made special appearances at the Grand National Theater, the Beijing Music Hall, and the National Stadium, and toured across Asia with shows in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Day

Date: 9/27/2013

Every year, in commemoration of the birthday of Confucius and to promote educational cooperation between China and the United States, we plant trees in honor of teachers, and host a one-day event at CSU to celebrate the success of our teachers and the achievements of local students.

The ceremonies this year included student performances celebrating Chinese art, culture, and language, as well as an awards ceremony recognizing educators for their contributions to an engaged, multicultural learning environment. Of special note among our honorees this year were Dr. Mark Freeman, retiring Superintendant of the Shaker Heights School District, and Dr. James McLoughlin, the previous Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University.

Student groups in attendance came from Chinese Language curricula and programs from around greater Cleveland area, including groups representing eighteen schools from seven school districts. 

 

 

Chinese Bridge Summer Camp 2013 in CHINA (for U.S. High School Students)

2013 Chinese Bridge-Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students Itinerary

7/6/2013

2013汉语桥-美国高中生夏令营活动方案(草案)
2013 Chinese Bridge-Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students Itinerary (Draft)

——北京段   In Beijing

日期
Date

时间
Time

活动内容
Activities

组别
Groups

地点
Venue

Tue
9 July

20:00-20:30

中方接待单位协调会
Coordination Meeting for Chinese co-organizers

中方带队教师、导游等
Chinese chaperons & teachers, tour guides

北京王府学校
Beijing Royal School

Wed
10 July

全天
Full Day

营员抵京,入住学校
Campers arrive in Beijing & check in

全体
All

北京王府学校
Beijing Royal School

下午
Afternoon

已抵达营员参观颐和园
Visit the Summer Palce (for the camperse have arrived in Beijing)

已抵京营员
The Campers have arrived in Beijing

颐和园
The Summer Palace

Thu
11 July

10:00-11:00

夏令营总体情况介绍及文化讲座
An introduction to 2013 Summer Camp & Chinese Culture Lecture

全体
All

北京王府学校
Beijing Royal School

11:00-11:30

外方带队教师协调会
Coordination Meeting for U.S. High School Chaperons

外方带队教师
U.S. High School Chaperons

13:30-17:00

参观孔子学院总部(剪纸、泥人、书法艺人现场展示),参观雍和宫,体验北京居民生活
Visit Confucius Institute Headquarters (Papercut & Clay & Calligraphy Live Show), and Yonghegong Lama Temple; Experience Beijing local life.

A组
Group A

孔子学院总部及雍和宫、北京胡同
Confucius Institute Headquarters, Yonghegong Lama Temple, Beijing Hutong

B组
Group B

Fri
12 July

上午
Morning

出发赴外省市交流学习
Departure for other provinces for exchange activities

全体
All

 

Mon
22 July

下午
Afternoon

返回北京
Back to Beijing

全体
All

 

中美学生友谊篮球赛
Sino-US Students Basketball Game

北京王府学校
Beijing Royal School

Tue
23 July

全天
Full Day

参观长城 Visit the Great Wall

全体
All

长城
The Great Wall

17:30-20:00

部分营员进行闭营晚会彩排
Some Campers rehearse for the closing ceremony.

有节目的人员
The Campers participate in performances

北京王府学校
Beijing Royal School

Wed
24 July

上午
Morning

参观天安门、故宫博物馆
Visit Tian An Men & the Forbidden City (The Palace Museum)

全体
All

天安门、故宫
Tian An Men, The Forbidden City (The Palace Museum)

14:00-16:00

部分营员进行闭营晚会彩排,其余营员布置成果展示平台
Some Campers rehearse for the closing ceremony and others prepare displays of group achievements.

北京王府学校
Beijing Royal School

16:00-16:45

成果展示及评比
Displays of Group Achievements & Vote

17:00-18:00

用餐 Dinner

19:00-20:30

闭营晚会 Closing Ceremony

Thu
25 July

全天
Full Day

离境返美 Departure for the U.S.

全体
All

 

Itinerary of 2013 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students
--Discover Chinese Kongfu

Date

Activities

July 10-11

Pick up at the Beijing Airport, opening ceremony etc

July 12
(Fri)

06:30

Breakfast

7:00

Departure to the airport,taking flight CZ3178 to Zhengzhou.
(1015-1140)

12:00

Pick up at the airport and taking bus to Dengfeng. (lunch in the bus)

14:00

Chek in the Luming Resort Hotel.

15:00-18:00

Pre-camping Orientation

18:00

Dinner

19:30-20:30

Opening Ceremony in Henan

21:30

Curfew

July 13
(Sat)

7:00-8:00

Breakfast

08:10

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot, Chinese and martial arts Learning

11:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Noon Break

14:40

Departure for Shaolin Scenic Spot, Chinese and martial arts Learning

18:00

Dinner

19:00

Departure to Songshan Shaolin Wushu Vocational Institute to listen to the lecture of Chinese martial arts.

21:30

Back to Luming Resorts Hotel, Curfew

July 14
(Sun)

7:00-8:00

Breakfast

08:10

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot, Chinese and martial arts Learning

11:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Noon break

14:40

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot, Chinese and martial arts Learning

18:00

Dinner

19:30-21:00

Departure to Songshan Shaolin Wushu Vocational Institute to learn paper cutting and folding.

21:30

Back to Luming Resorts Hotel, Curfew

July 15
(Mon)

7:00-8:00

Breakfast

08:10

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot, Chinese and martial arts Learning

11:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Noon break

14:40

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot, Chinese and martial arts Learning

18:00

Dinner

19:30-21:00

Departure to Songshan Shaolin Wushu Vocational Institute to learn Chinese calligraphy, knitting

21:30

Back to Luming Resorts Hotel, Curfew

July 16
(Tue)

7:00-8:00

Breakfast

08:10

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot, Chinese and martial arts Learning

11:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Noon break

14:40

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot, Chinese and martial arts Learning

18:00

Dinner

19:00-21:00

Departure to watch the Grand Show of Shaolin Zen Music

21:30

Back to Luming Resorts Hotel, Curfew

July 17
(Wed)

7:00-8:00

Breakfast

08:10

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot, Chinese and martial arts Learning

11:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Noon break

14:40

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot, Chinese and martial arts Learning

18:00

Dinner

19:00-21:00

Departure to watch movie the shaolin Temple at Songshan Shaolin Wushu Vocational Institute

21:30

Back to Luming Resorts Hotel, Curfew

July 18
(Thu)

7:00-8:00

Breakfast

08:10

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot, Chinese and martial arts Learning

11:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Noon break

14:40

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot for the preparation of YCT test.

18:00

Dinner

19:00-21:00

Departure to Songshan Shaolin Wushu Vocational Institute to take the YCT test.

21:30

Back to Luming Resorts Hotel, Curfew

July 19
(Fri)

7:00-8:00

Breakfast

08:10

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot for Chinese and martial arts learning, preparation for the show of study achievements.

11:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Noon break

14:40

Departure to Shaolin Scenic Spot for Chinese and martial arts learning, preparation for the show of study achievements.

18:00

Dinner

19:00-21:00

Closing ceremony of the camp

21:30

Curfew

July 20(Sat)—July 21(Sun)

Campers pay a visit to Zhengzhou No.47 Middle School, Zhengzhou No.9 Middle School and Luoyang No.1 Senior High School in 3 groups for camps tour, homestay, and meet students there.

July 22
(Mon)

12:00

Departure to the airport, and fly to Beijing from Zhengzhou and Luoyang. (Zhengzhou, CA1326, 1445-1600) (Luoyang, MU5700, 1540-1720)

2013汉语桥美国高中生夏令营活动日程
主题:发现中国之功夫-河南组

时间

活动内容

7月12日(周五)

06:30

早餐

7:00

出发赴机场,乘飞机赴郑州(CZ3178,1015-1140)

12:00

乘车赴登封

14:00

入住鹿鸣山庄

15:00-18:00

入营指导(分两批)

18:00

晚餐

19:30-20:30

开营仪式

21:30

休息

7月13日(周六)

7:00-8:00

早餐

08:10

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)

11:30

午餐

13:30-14:30

午休

14:40

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)

18:00

晚餐

19:00

“少林武术文化”讲座

21:30

返回山庄,休息

7月14日(周日)

7:00-8:00

早餐

08:10

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)

11:30

午餐

13:30-14:30

午休

14:40

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)

18:00

晚餐

19:30-21:00

文化课学习-剪纸、折纸(手工制品展示)

21:30

返回山庄,休息

7月15日(周一)

7:00-8:00

早餐

08:10

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)

11:30

午餐

13:30-14:30

午休

14:40

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)

18:00

晚餐

19:30-21:00

文化课学习-书法、编织等

21:30

返回山庄,休息

7月16日(周二)

7:00-8:00

早餐

08:10

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)

11:30

午餐

13:30-14:30

午休

14:40

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)

18:00

晚餐

19:00-21:00

观看大型实景演出—禅宗少林音乐大典

21:30

返回山庄,休息

7月17日(周三)

7:00-8:00

早餐

08:10

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)

11:30

午餐

13:30-14:30

午休

14:40

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)

18:00

晚餐

19:00-21:00

观看电影《少林寺》

21:30

返回山庄,休息

7月18日(周四)

7:00-8:00

早餐

08:10

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)

11:30

午餐

13:30-14:30

午休

14:40

“快乐武术学汉语”教学及YCT考前辅导

18:00

晚餐

19:00-21:00

进行YCT测试

21:30

返回山庄,休息

7月19日(周五)

7:00-8:00

早餐

08:10

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)及学习成果排练

11:30

午餐

13:30-14:30

午休

14:40

“快乐武术学汉语”教学(学汉语加学武术)及学习成果排练

18:00

晚餐

19:00-21:00

闭营仪式

21:30

休息

7月20日—7月21日

营员分赴郑州市第47中学、郑州市第9中学和洛阳一高,参观中学,居家和文化体验,与学生进行联谊活动。

7月22日(周一)

中午12:00

赴机场,午餐后分别从郑州和洛阳乘机返京(郑州,CA1326,1445-1600)(洛阳,MU5700,1540-1720)

 

Ethnic Dances: Colorful China (updated: 3/1/2013)

On Saturday, April 27 2013, Confucius Institute at CSU will hold a gala that brings authentic Chinese performances. The gala will exhibit a vast spectrum of traditional Chinese culture, with performances from students and faculty from South-Central University for Nationalities(SCUN, 中南民族大学) in Wuhan, China. Clik HERE for details.

 

Latest Notice of
Chinese Bridge Competition(updated:
2/19/2013)

 

Schedule for the competition:

Place: Confucius Institute, Julka Hall 291
2485 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44115
Date and time: 2-4 PM, Saturday, Feb.23, 2013

Contents of the competition:
1. Chinese language proficiency - short speech.
Time limit:
2 minutes for the junior level;
3 minutes for the senior level.
Scripts are allowed for junior contestants only (senior level not allowed) while presenting the speech.
Political issues should be excluded from the topics.

2. Chinese talent show - Contestants show their talents in Chinese arts and culture through performance (Chinese songs, dance, folk arts, playing musical instruments, calligraphy, painting, paper-cut and kung-fu, etc.)

You should send the Chinese and English version of your speech to Wenzheng Liu by Feburary 22, 2013; If you have a karaoke music, please send it to Wenzheng Liu by Feburary 22, 2013

“Chinese Bridge” Competition

In order to encourage college students to learn Chinese, Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University will hold the First “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Greater Cleveland area.

Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University had accomplished great achievements in “Chinese Bridge” Competition in the past years that we had winners went to New York for the final competition every year. This year, there are two Second Prize winners got the Confucius Institute Scholarship, and studying Chinese in Tongji University in Shanghai, China. The credits they made in China can be transferred to their school in the United States. What the students have to pay is only the flight tickets. Confucius Institute will cover the others (i.e. tuition, living expenses, insurance).

We will send the top 3 winners to participate the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for East USA College Students in New York City on March 17, 2013. Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University will cover the flight tickets and one-night hotel expenses in NYC. In addition, the top 3 winners will get reference from CI at CSU for Confucius Institute Scholarship.

We are looking forward to your support and participation!

Schedule:

· Place: Cleveland State University, TBA

· Date: 1pm -4 pm, Saturday, Feb.23, 2013

· Deadline to sign-up: Feb.13, 2013

Registration:

1. Fill out the application form. Please fill out your “Tutor’s name”;
2. Email filled application form and any related materials to w.liu17@csuohio.edu before Feb. 13, 2013;
3. Please see Competition Rules