August 25 Cooking Class!
Join us for the first cooking class of the fall and
make garlic shrimp with broccoli.  It is a flavorful and quick dish
perfect for a busy weekday supper.  The shrimp is crunchy on the
outside with garlic, ginger and green onion and tender on the inside.
Paired with broccoli and steamed rice, it makes a wonderful one-course
meal that is both healthy and satisfying.
We will also re-run the popular appetizer Crab Rangoon.  Many
participants over the last several classes have asked for a
repeat of this perfect combination of crab meat and cream
cheese in a crispy wrapper.
Contact Angela today at arystrom2@unl.edu or 402-472-5370
to reserve your space.  Class is limited to 20 people so be
sure to get your spot today!

 

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.

Rules:

  • 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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i60SZnBOSJY

2013 LCCA Children Talent Show - Photo Gallery:
http://www.thelcca.org/photo/?id=380119378783511



Study Abroad for a Year!

Have you ever wanted to study in China?
Download information about a Confucius Institute Scholarship
to study at Xi'an Jiaotong University from September 2014 through
July 2015.  The application deadline is May 10, 2014, so do not delay!


April 26, 2014
Chinese Culture Workshop for Nebraska Public School
Social Studies teachers.



May 5-15, 2014
Confucius Institute will partner with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
to take 20 people to China on an 11-day guided tour.  The tour will go to Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai and see various tourist sites, including the Great Wall, the Water Cube & Bird Nest (site of 2008 Olympic Stadiums), museums, art exhibits, and ride the high speed express train which reaches speeds of 186 miles per hour.



June 1-14, 2014
Confucius Institute will lead the Nebraska Officials and Educators China Tour.
It will last 14 days and lead educators and officials on a tour that includes visiting schools and museums and meeting government and educational officials.
    




Join us April 28 for our cooking class!
We will feature Beef Chow Fun & Honey Walnut Shrimp.

Beef Chow Fun


Beef Chow Fun
is made quickly over a high flame, using a
technique called dry stir-frying. 
This dish is an absolute MUST for noodle lovers!
Honey Walnut Shrimp


Honey Walnut Shrimp is a flavor-winning combination with tender inside and crispy outside shrimp and crunchy honey walnuts.  It can be served as a main or a side dish.
  
Contact Angela at arystrom2@unl.edu or 402-472-5370
to reserve your space today.


March 24 Cooking Class
Learn to make Shredded Pork with Green Peppers
and Moo Goo Gai Pan with your friends.
Shredded pork with green peppers can be made with hot
or sweet bell peppers and makes a wonderful quick dinner solution.
Moo Goo Gai Pan is a delicate dish with light sauce and chicken
slices.  Vegetables add colors and variety to make a dish that
is appetizing to the eye as well as the mouth.
Sign up today to reserve your spot!
Contact Angela at 402-472-5370 or arystrom2@unl.edu
to reserve your space today.



February Cooking Class
Join us for the February 24 cooking class.
Learn to make two excellent dishes--pineapple beef and mapo tofu.
Pineapple beef is sweet and tangy and has been adapted from pineapple duck.
Mapo tofu can be adapted into a vegetarian dish very easily and that recipe
will be distributed at the class as well.
Contact Angela at 402-472-5370 or arystrom2@unl.edu to reserve
your spot today!


January Cooking Class

Join us for the January 27 cooking class and impress your friends with your skills!
We will make General Tso's Chicken and Wonton Soup.
Contact Angela at 402-472-5370 or arystrom2@unl.edu to register.
Payment MUST be made in advance of class.
Download a flyer here.
See you January 27!


2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp!
Students interested in participating in the Student Bridge Summer Camp can get their applications started today! 
Visit http://confuciusinstitute.unl.edu/chinese-bridge-summer-camp for more information.

Chinese Corner!

Practice your conversational skills on various Chinese language and cultural topics with Confucius Institute language instructors and other native Chinese speakers.  Chinese learners at all levels are welcome to participate!

Meetings are every Wednesday (except 3/2 and 3/26) from 6-7:30 pm in W130 Nebraska Hall.

Contact Jessie at jessieliqing@gmail.com with any questions.

See this Daily Nebraskan article about our Chinese Corner!

 


Spring 2014 Language and Culture Classes
Sign up today for the spring semester language and culture classes.
Download forms for UNL and UNO and mail them to our office.
Continue your cultural learning experiences today!

Letter from Governor Heineman
Governor Dave Heineman sent the Confucius Institute a letter of congratulations on celebrating its sixth anniversary.  See Governor Heineman's letter here:

 

Class Registration Fee Reduced!

If you have always wanted to take Chinese language, music, or culture classes now is the time to do it! 

Since the UNL Confucius Institute started the classes of Chinese Language and Culture, it benefits many students, adults as well as children, with 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 of our classes have learned to communicate in Chinese, even to the extent of participating in Chinese Speech Competitions.

To carry out the mission of promoting and teaching Chinese language and culture, and to better serve our community, we are pleased to announce that our registration fees for the 2013 fall classes are reduced. The $150 fee for adult language classes is lowered to $90; $120 fee for child language classes is lowered to $60; and the $100 fee for the culture classes is lowered to $50. We have always worked hard to provide quality Chinese language and culture teaching to our students and now we are reducing class fees to make our classes more affordable to everyone who is interested in learning Chinese and its culture.