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UNL Closed Tuesday, February 2nd

Tuesday, February 2nd - All UNL Offices and Classes are closed due to weather.  Confucius Institute Classes will resume on Wednesday, February 3rd.

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Confucius Institute Classes

Since the UNL Confucius Institute began offering classes in Chinese Language and Culture, many students have benefited, adults as well as children, with rich learning experiences.   The instructors, specially trained in teaching language learners, use powerpoint presentations, activities, listening and speaking practice, and various other methods to help students build their language skills. Students in our classes have learned to communicate in Chinese, even to the extent of participating in Chinese Speech Competitions.

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Confucius Institute Recognized

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong (left) presents the model institute award to UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman Dec. 6 during the 10th Confucius Institute Conference in Shanghai. The UNL Confucius Institute is one of about 10 worldwide to receive the honor.

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HSK Test Information

2015 December HSK Test at UNL-CI

The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a test center for HSK, the standardized Chinese proficiency test.  HSK measures the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese in daily life, academic, and work settings. 
Any person is welcome to register and participate in the test which will be administered on December 5, 2015.


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Chinese Culture and Language Classes

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY OFFERS TWO CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE CLASSES

Bellevue University, in association with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Confucius Institute, offers two non-credit Chinese culture and Mandarin language courses. Each course offers an interactive classroom environment designed for individuals who wish to do business with, travel to, or simply learn more about China. 

BEGINNING CHINESE CULTURE & LANGUAGE
WEDNESDAYS FROM 5:15 - 6:45 PM
DECEMBER 2 - MARCH 5, 2016

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Guqin
Chinese Music, Education and Scholarship Opportunities

Enjoy UNLCI’s Chinese Music Instructor playing the guqin, the most classical Chinese instrument. Learn about Chinese higher education and scholarships available to students who wish to explore and study in China. Sponsored by UNL Confucius Institute
2:30 PM - 3:50 PM, JGMC, Ubuntu Room

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November Chinese Cooking Class

Chinese Cooking Class 2015 #8

 Firecracker Shrimp &

Kung Pao Triple Delight

As the holiday season is coming soon, Firecracker Shrimp will be a perfect dish or finger food for your party. Be sure to make a big batch – they will disappear quickly! It is relatively easy to make. After our demonstration, you will be able to make them in class and at home.

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Chinese Language Demonstration

Is Chinese really as hard to learn as it may seem? Learning to recognize the Chinese characters is easier than you may think! Did you know that Chinese has a phonetic system with sounds similar to English and that the shape of many basic characters are like pictures of the object? We invite you to experience the fun of learning Chinese, the language spoken by almost 25% of the world’s population. Sponsored by UNL Confucius Institute and UNL Globetrotters.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Nebraska Union, Colonial Room

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Guangzhou at dusk
Confucius Institute Lecture Series

Dr. Chuming Wang, President of Chinese Society of Second Language Research and Professor of English at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China, will be our guest lecturer on Thursday, November 5th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm in Othmer Hall Rm 105.   The presentation will be on Context and Language Transfer.   Please join us for a reception following the lecture.  All are invited to attend.

Sponsored by UNL Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education Sociology and UNL Confucius Institute.

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Dr. Yanjie Bian
Confucius Institute Lecture Series

Dr. Yanjie Bian, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science at Xi'an Jiaton University and Professor of Sociology at University of Minnesota will present, "Social Functions of Drinking and Eating Networks: A Comparison of China, Japan, and Korea."

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