Students from Beijing and CPS celebrate Chinese New Year together

The auditorium at the Walter Payton College Prep High School (WPCP) was filled with cheers and applauses on Wednesday morning, Jan. 29. Students from the Chinese language program at nine different CPS schools gathered here to celebrate the Chinese New Year with a performing troupe from the Affiliated High School of the Renmin University in Beijing.

The Chinese school, Ren Da Fu Zhong in Chinese (RDFZ), brought a number of Chinese songs, dances, acrobatics, and martial arts to hundreds of CPS students.

Joint performance to celebrate the Chinese New Year

To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, CIC is hosting a Performing Troupe from the Renmin University's Affliliated Hight School (Beijing, China) to perform for CPS students, along with performance presented by CPS students. The performance will be held at Walter Payton College Preparatory High School from 10:00 to 11: 15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 

Please contact CIC at (773) 534-0020 for registration. Each school can send up to 50 individuals.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese Acrobatics Performance

Principals and Teachers of Chinese World Language Program at CPS:

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, CIC is hosting a group of professional acrobatic performers from China to perform for Chicago Public Schools students. Performances are scheduled at Walter Payton College Preparatory High School on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

Performance 1: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.; and Performance 2: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Invitation to CPS Chinese World Language Teachers

CPS Chinese World Language Teachers,

CIC is pleased to invite you to join us at the 8th annual dinner to celebrate the Chinese New Year (the Spring Festival) from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30.p.m. on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at Hing Kee Restaurant (2140 South Archer Ave.)

Please RSVP to by 4:00pm Monday, February 3rd 2014. Note that this dinner is for current CPS Chinese World Language teachers ONLY. 

Celebrating the Chinese New Year--The Year of the Horse

Principals and teachers of the Chinese World Language Program Schools at CPS,

To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), the Confucius Institute in Chicago (CIC) will provide two 48” long firecracker hangings for each CPS school which has a Chinese World Language Program. They can be used for decoration or utilized to teach about the Chinese New Year celebration and tradition.

CIC is located at the Walter Payton College Preparatory High School, 1034 N. Wells. Please call us at (773) 534-0020 to arrange for pick up. Enjoy and Happy Chinese New Year! 

2013 CPS Chinese Summer Language, Culture and Technology Initiative (CSLCTI) completed with success

CSLCTI is a district wide full scholarship study abroad summer program. It is made possible by the generous support from Wanxiang America Cooperation, the largest Chinese company in Chicago. The four-week intensive Chinese immersion program at Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic (WXP) is also part of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative. A total of 24 high school students of Chinese traveled to Hangzhou, China, in July.

Winner of Mid-West Regional Chinese Bridge Competition

Teshurah Lee of Westinghouse won the 3rd place at the Mid-West Regional "Chinese Bridge" Competition, which was held at Webster University in St. Louis, MO on Aug. 24, 2013. Lee is qualified to participate in the 6th Chinese Bridge-Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students in China, to be held from Oct. 18 to Nov. 5. In this global event, more than 100 high school contestants from nearly 50 countries will compete for team and individual awards. Of all the nine students on the US delegation, Lee is the only one from IL.