Fun and Practical Chinese Language Classes
The K-State Confucius Institute is again offering practical and fun Chinese language classes this semester. The non-credit classes range from beginner’s to more advanced levels and are taught by experienced native speakers.
Anyone interested in learning the language can sign up by filling out the form (https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_57QSozYzIn80lCd). For more information, please contact the Confucius Institute office at email@example.com or call 785-532-3680.
Students will be placed in appropriate classes based on their Chinese language skills. The institute will work with students on scheduling and the course fee for each 13-class session is $120.
Chinese Culture/Crafts Classes （中国文化一小时）
The K-State Confucius Institute is offering a series of one hour Chinese culture crafts classes this semester on Fridays from 3-4 pm in Seaton 1063. These classes will give participants a chance to explore Chinese ink painting, paper-cutting, opera mask painting, and so on. Classes are free and open to anyone at K-State and the greater Manhattan community. Those interested may sign up for any number of classes. Seats for each class are limited, so please sign up at your earliest convenience by clicking the link (https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0PrV8nkflJdn3et) to RSVP.
Below is the schedule for Spring-Summer 2019:
Mar. 1： Paper firecracker making (纸鞭炮制作）
Mar. 8： Paper lantern making (做纸灯笼）
Mar. 22：Paper plate painting（水墨吹梅花/青花瓷盘）
Mar. 29：Five in a Row (Chinese tic-tac-toe)/Tangram（五子棋/七巧板）
Apr. 5： Beijing opera mask painting（画脸谱）
Apr. 12: Tie dye （扎染）
Apr. 19：Hand drum making（拨浪鼓）
Apr. 26：Rubber stamp carving （刻橡皮章）
May 3： Shuttlecock/Tug-of-war game（踢毽子/拔河）
K-State Confucius Institute 2018 Summer Trip to China for College Students
The Confucius Institute is pleased to sponsor this summer trip to China for students in Kansas state from May 28th to June 10th, 2018. This annual trip has been a success for the past two years and all the participants spoke highly about the trip. The trips in past two years were for educators; however, because of the success of the trips and the increasing influence of Confucius Institute, this year the Confucius Institute is sponsoring a student trip. The purpose of this trip is to provide students with an opportunity to experience Chinese culture. Participants will attend some Chinese culture classes, visit a number of historically famous and scenic spots in Beijing, Shanghai and Changchun (a major city in Northeast China) as well as experience different regional flavors from local restaurants in these cities. Participants will also be able to interact with Jilin university students during the trip. The Confucius Institute’s Chinese partner Jilin University in Changchun will make local arrangements.
The Confucius Institute will cover most of the expenses of the trip (hotel, meals, transportation, entrance fees to most tourist attractions, etc.). The participants only needs to pay for the round-trip airfare between the US and China, insurance, the visa application fee, and a ticket for the circus in Shanghai (optional). this is a first come first serve opportunity.
The trip will last for 14 days. Please see the itinerary for more details. Participation in the program is voluntary and is limited to 20 people.
For more information, please call 785-532-3682 or email Shijun Yan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, please click here to fill out the application form and pay the $20 registration fee to our office in cash.
The following links are short videos of first and second China trips that have been sponsored by the Confucius Institute:
2018 China Trip Opportunity for Kansas K-12 Educators
The Kansas State University Confucius Institute is pleased to sponsor a summer trip to China for K-12 superintendents, principals, administrators, teachers, and other Kansas school educators from June 12th to June 25th, 2018. The purpose of the trip is to provide educators in K-12 education an opportunity to learn about the Chinese education system and culture and to share their experiences with their Chinese counterparts. Participants will visit a number of Chinese K-12 schools and universities in both the Chinese capital of Beijing, Shanghai and Changchun (a major city in Northeast China) as well as tourist attractions in all three cities. The Confucius Institute’s Chinese partner Jilin University in Changchun will make the local arrangements. To apply, please fill out the application form at https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5uqb7nzOK7l6xi5.
This is a pilot Chinese culinary workshop highlights the local Chinese restaurant chef to give you a hands-on practice to make your own delicious dishes. It also serves as a fun and relax occasion to learn and improve food safety knowledge from the inspectors of Kansas Department of Agriculture and socialize with people may have the same interest with you.
2017 China Trip Opportunity for Kansas K-12 Educators
The Kansas State University Confucius Institute is pleased to sponsor a summer trip to China for K-12 superintendents, principals, and other Kansas school administrators from May 29th to June 9th, 2017. The purpose of the trip is to provide leaders in K-12 education an opportunity to learn about the Chinese education system and culture and to share their experiences with their Chinese counterparts. Participants will visit a number of Chinese K-12 schools and universities in both the Chinese capital of Beijing and Changchun (a major city in Northeast China) as well as tourist attractions in both cities. The Confucius Institute’s Chinese partner Jilin University in Changchun will make local arrangements.
Check out a video from last years trip!
K-State launched its Confucius Institute in April 2015 in partnership with China's Jilin University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters). The CI's mission is to promote, enhance and elevate understanding of the Chinese language and culture and to create exchanges between U.S. and Chinese academic institutions and communities. To that end, we
- offer practical and fun Chinese classes for both adults and children, including parent & child classes
- organize a wide variety of cultural activities, such as cultural performances, Chinese cooking workshops, and the annual Chinese Culture Fair
- sponsor academic and cultural exchange programs
- provide information and consultative services related to China's culture, economy and businesses.
To see the various events CI sponsors throughout a year, please check Events.