Fall 2014 Classes
It's time to sign up for fall classes!!  Start a new hobby of learning Chinese
or continue your skills.  This fall we will feature an exciting new class:  Adult Vocal Music!!
Learn six popular Chinese songs along with basic music theory, sight-reading and ear training skills.
Download flyers for the Fall 2014 semester
UNL and UNO language, music, and culture classes.
Contact Angela at arystrom2@unl.edu to register today!
Classes are also offered for adults for Beginning and Intermediate Chinese
through Bellevue University.  Download the flyer here and contact Julie to register.

LCCA 3rd Annual Children Talent Contest

LCCA will host its third Children's Talent Show on
Saturday, August 23, at 2 pm at UNL City Campus Union
Auditorium Room, 2nd Floor.
Registration is open until August 17.  To register,
email LCCA@live.com and include child(ren)'s name,
grade in fall 2014, show category (instrument playing,
singing, martial arts, drawing, calligraphy, drama, etc).
All eligible children are welcome to showcase their talent.
It has been a fun event for children and parents both.
Photos of past Children's Talent Shows are on LCCA's website
at www.thelcca.org.


  • Children in grades K-12 as of Fall 2014 are eligible to participate.
  • Children can participate in more than one show, as long as the shows are in different categories.
  • Contents relating to Chinese culture are strongly encouraged and will be reflected on scoring criteria.  All shows will be judged by presented and skills.  Judges will use detailed scoring sheets, which will be available at the time of the event.
  • Solo performances are preferred.
  • All performances should be 2-5 minutes.
  • Final award categories will be determined based on the number of contestants.

2013 LCCA Children Talent show - Video Highlights:

2013 LCCA Children Talent Show - Photo Gallery:

July 17-August 1, 2014
Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students
Confucius Institute will host high school students on a 14-day summer
camp in China.  It gives students a chance to be immersed in Chinese culture
and make new friends.

July 16-August 8, 2014
UNL Confucius Institute Chinese Teacher Training
Confucius Institute welcomes back its existing and new incoming
teachers and prepares them for the upcoming school year.  It also
gives them a chance to share ideas with each other and get to
know the new teachers.

2014 Speech Competition

Time: October 4, 2014, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Ubuntu & Unity Rooms, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, UNL Campus

Purpose: In order to promote Chinese Language and Culture in the State of Nebraska, the Confucius Institute at UNL will hold a Chinese Speech Competition. The purpose of this competition is to stimulate enthusiasm and interest for learning Chinese, and enhance understanding of the Chinese language and culture among students and others in Nebraska.

1. Eligibility

Contestants must be:

1)   School age and older non–native Chinese speakers residing in Nebraska;

2)   Non-native Chinese speaking students in kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school, college and graduate school;

3)   Persons born in China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan are not eligible to participate except children adopted by non-native Chinese speaking American families.

 2. Registration

Registration is from September 1 – September 15, 2014. Registration can be done electronically or by mail at address listed below.  Registration forms are available for download at the website below. Contestants can contact Angela at the Confucius Institute if help is needed.

UNL Confucius Institute website: http://confuciusinstitute.unl.edu

Email form and written speech to:  arystrom2@unl.edu   Phone: (402) 472-5370 Fax: (402) 472-5372

Or mail form and written speech to: Confucius Institute, PO Box 880542, Lincoln NE 68588-0542.


 3. Competition

1) Division:

 In order to encourage fair competition, contestants will be divided into 4 groups according to their age and background.

A. Kindergarten and elementary school students group                                      B.  College and graduate students group

C.  Middle/High school students group                                                                 D. Adult residents in Nebraska


NOTE: If the number of registered contestants in a group is below three, this group will be combined with another group.

2) Contest:

Each contestant will present a 3-5 minutes prepared speech in Chinese followed by answering 2 questions from the judges. Each contestant can choose one of the following topics for his/her speech.


Group A & C

Group B & D

A Happy Moment in my Childhood


My Favorite Season (我最喜欢的季节)

China in my Eye (我眼中的中国)

Is it hard for you to learn Chinese


3) Judging:

Scores will be given after each contestant finishes his/her speech by 5 judges who are Chinese language

instructors and/or native Chinese speakers. Contestants will be judged on the following categories: Voice (loudness/clarity), grammar (accuracy), fluency (no hesitations and pauses/speed), vocabulary (richness/appropriateness), and presentation (manner/attitude/connect to audience).

4) Awards:

All contestants will be awarded a certificate and a souvenir. Top winners will also receive cash awards as listed in the following groups:

A. Kindergarten and Elementary School


Students Group –

  •  One 1st Place Prize - $200
  •  Two 2nd Place Prizes - $100 each
  •  Three 3rd Place Prizes - $50 each

C. Middle/High School Students Group –

  •  One 1st Place Prize - $300
  •  Two 2nd Place Prizes - $200 each
  •  Three 3rd Place Prizes - $100 each

B. College and Graduate Students Group –

  •  One 1st Place Prize - $300
  •  Two 2nd Place Prizes - $200 each
  •  Three 3rd Place Prizes - $100 each

D. Adult Residents in Nebraska Group –

  •  One 1st Place Prize - $300
  •  Two 2nd Place Prizes - $200 each
  •  Three 3rd Place Prizes - $100 each


 Additionally, all winners will be awarded one coupon of free HSK or YCT exam held this fall or next spring.