2012 Confucius Institute Office Staff

In the Chinese Lunar calendar, 2014 is the year of the horse. Chinese pronunciation: Mǎ, written out as 马。
Those born in the previous years of 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942 and 1930 
are characterized as having been born in the
year of the horse too.
It is believed that they are cheerful, quick-witted, kind
to others, and popular. They enjoy adventurous
careers, and are able to see things with clarity. 
It is perceived as a symbol of strength,
intelligence, and ability.


(Left to right) Pingan Huang, Associate Director; Rachel Zeng, Executive
Associate Director; Angela Rystrom, Office Associate; and David Lou, Director.

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Welcome!

Purpose:


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Confucius Institute is a non-profit public institute with a mission of promoting and teaching Chinese language and culture in Lincoln and the state of Nebraska. The UNL Confucius Institute was established and dedicated in 2007 as the 20th Confucius Institute in the United States. More than 350 Confucius Institutes have been established world-wide by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, known as Hanban, a part of the Chinese Ministry of Education. Hanban aims to promote friendly relationships with other countries; enhance understanding of Chinese language and culture among world Chinese learners; and provide a good environment for learning.

 

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!


Fall Cooking Classes
Mark your calendars now to attend our
popular cooking class this fall!
Classes will be held
August 25
September 29
October 27
December 8


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!


Confucius Institute celebrated Chinese New Year and Chancellor Harvey Perlman's 2013 Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award with a New Year Reception. 

Dinner Reception Invitation








This beautiful invitation warmly invited UNL colleagues to join Confucius Institute staff at the New Year Reception to celebrate the New Year and Chancellor Perlman's Individual Excellence Award.
















Chancellor Perlman Award


Chancellor Harvey Perlman receives the 2013 Confucius Institute Individual Excellence Award.  He is shown here shaking hands with Liu Yandong, who is the Vice Premier of State Council of the People's Republic of China.









Confucius Institute Director Dr. David Lou speaks at the New Year Reception.











UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman speaks at the New Year Reception.











Confucius Institute Executive Associate Director Rachel Zeng introduces the evening's programs.











Young dancers from one of CI's dance classes entertain guests at the Reception.












Older dancers from the other CI Sunday dance class perform at the Reception.









One of the evening's highlights came when CI teacher Autumn Xu sang a duet with Kevin Hanrahan, Associate Professor from UNL School of Music.  Other teachers from CI joined in on the song also.










Confucius Institute staff gathered for a picture at the close of the evening.








The Omaha Chinese Culture Association also celebrated Chinese New Year with a Gala showcasing the talents of many local youth and adults.  Confucius Institute is proud to co-sponsor this event annually. 

Awards




Associate Executive Director Rachel Zeng (center in red) accepts the Platinum Award on behalf of Confucius Institute during the New Year Gala.









Dancers from C.I. classes show
off their beautiful skills
at the New Year Gala.









Dancers from one of the C.I. dance classes perform at the New Year Gala.












Dancers from a C.I. dance class entertain the crowd at the New Year Gala.















Confucius Institute dance teachers Weidong Zeng & Lancy Fan performed
with others at the New Year Gala.
















Dance students from Confucius Institute  entertain the crowd at the Gala.






Dancers at the OCCA New Year Gala






Confucius Institute dance teacher Lancy Fan, former dance teacher Yi Liu, and CI dance student Alicia Zeng perform at the Gala.




Dancers at Closing











 Closing at Gala

Performers at OCCA New Year Gala 2






The performers gather on-stage to thank everyone for coming.






















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.



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