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Events

YANG STYLE TAIJI QUAN

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Every Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m., Oct. 1 to Dec. 10. 2013 at the Confucius Institute in Chicago Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

The Confucius Institute in Chicago is pleased to offer a taiji class. Taiji or taijiquan, sometimes called tai chi or tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. To do taiji, you perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner. Each posture flows into the next without pausing.

The Confucius Institute in Chicago WORKSHOP Developing the Students’ Communicative Skills by Dr. Weiling Wu

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
The Confucius Institute in Chicago Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

This highly interactive workshop will focus the first area of the National Standards – communication. It will examine three-mode communicative activities in Chinese classrooms. It will also offer strategies and ideas for developing students’ skills to use the language for communication purposes at different proficiency levels.

The Confucius Institute in Chicago WORKSHOP Rhyme It! Act It! Speak It!

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Confucius Institute in Chicago Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago

Action rhymes, conversation rhymes, catchy chants and skits…what a magical way to start students’ journey of learning Chinese. Rhymes and chants are songs without melodies, and they make learning Chinese easy and fun. The same way songs stay in our memory long after facts have faded, the words connected to rhymes stay with us.

2011-12 NCTA Teaching about Asia Seminar

Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 6:00pm
Confucius Institute in Chicago
1034 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL

The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University, Bloomington, organizes this seminar on behalf of the National Consortium on Teaching About Asia (NCTA), a national initiative supported by the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont. This year the Chicago Seminar is again hosted by the Confucius Institute, Chicago.

WORKSHOP Teaching Chinese at the Beginning Level by Kun Yu

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Confucius Institute in Chicago Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Room 106
Chicago, IL

Yu Laoshi from Beijing Language and Culture University is going to share her experiences of teaching Chinese to non-native Chinese speakers with Chinese teachers in Chicago. At the workshop, she will discuss what the major tasks are and how to execute them effectively in Chinese classrooms. Confucius Institute in Chicago invites you to join us for the workshop.

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