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2018 Summer Chinese Language and Culture / Tai Chi Courses

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Confucius Institute at University of North Florida offers non-credit Chinese courses in summer 2018. The courses and tutoring are free to UNF faculty, staff and students. Please see the details as follows :

 

 

 

Course Dates Session/Time/Room Instructor/Registration

Chinese Language and Culture I 

 

Discover the Chinese language and culture taught by a visiting instructor from the School of Chinese Language and Literature, Shaanxi Normal University. This interactive 6-week course will help you learn basic Chinese language skills and understand key concepts of Chinese culture through role-playing, storytelling and situational real-life learning environment. Textbook: “Experiencing Chinese” available in CI office, containing 50 daily life conversational topics.

This Courses is taught by Dr. Meixiang Chang. Dr. Meixiang Chang is a professor in Chinese Linguistics. She teaches Chinese students modern Chinese, Chinese phonetics, Chinese lexicology at the School of Chinese Language and Literature, Shaanxi Normal University.

 

May 9 – 

June 18, 2018

Monday&Wednesday
12:00p.m.-2:00p.m.

Location:
Bldg 02 / Room 2221


Dr. Meixiang Chang

Click here  to register

 

Chinese Language and Culture II / HSK 3-4

 

Discover the Chinese language and culture taught by a visiting instructor from the School of International Studies, Shaanxi Normal University. This interactive 6-week course will help you learn basic Chinese language skills and understand key concepts of Chinese culture through role-playing, storytelling and a situational real-life learning environment. The textbook, “Experiencing Chinese,” included in the tuition, contains 50 daily life conversational topics.

 

This rare opportunity to gain an insider’s view of Chinese culture is made possible through the Confucius Institute at University of North Florida, a joint collaboration between the University of North Florida and Shaanxi Normal University, China. 


This Courses is taught by  Dr. Meixiang Chang . Dr. Meixiang Chang is a professor in Chinese Linguistics. She teaches Chinese students modern Chinese, Chinese phonetics, Chinese lexicology at the School of Chinese Language and Literature, Shaanxi Normal University.

 

May 10 –
June 19, 2018 

Tuesday , Thursday

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm  

 

 

Location:

Bldg 02 / Room 2221

Dr. Kun Liu 

Click here  to register

Tai Chi / Martial Arts /(Jacksonville Community)

Tai Chi originally refers to Chinese classical philosophy that the world is made up of two opposite sides: Yang and Yin. Yang is a collective name for positive for a thing, while Yin for negative. Yang includes motion, hard, advance, open, flexion, tense, high, man, attack, etc. while Yin includes stillness, soft, retreat, close, extension, low, woman, defense, etc. This course will cover skills of Zhanzhuang (Standing-pole), basic skill of Tai Chi, and 24-style, 42-style Tai Chi.


 Dr. Peng Liu is a professor of Martial Arts from Xi’an Physical Education University, China. He has taught Classical Martial Arts: Quanshu, Biangan, Swordplay, Cudgelplay; Chen-style Tai Chi; 24-style Simplified Tai Chi; The History of Chinese Martial Arts and Chinese Culture; Modern Competition Martial Arts; Chinese Traditional Martial Arts, and etc.

 

May 13 - 

June 17 2018 

 

 

 


Sunday : 
2:00-4:00 pm    

Location:  

UNF Student Union Plaza

 

 

 Dr. Peng Liu 
 Click here to register Tai Chi class

 Tuition:
FREE for UNF Faculty, Staff, and Students 
FREE for Jacksonville Community
       
Tai Chi / Martial Arts (UNF)

Tai Chi originally refers to Chinese classical philosophy that the world is made up of two opposite sides: Yang and Yin. Yang is a collective name for positive for a thing, while Yin for negative. Yang includes motion, hard, advance, open, flexion, tense, high, man, attack, etc. while Yin includes stillness, soft, retreat, close, extension, low, woman, defense, etc. This course will cover skills of Zhanzhuang (Standing-pole), basic skill of Tai Chi, and 24-style, 42-style Tai Chi.


 Dr. Peng Liu is a professor of Martial Arts from Xi’an Physical Education University, China. He has taught Classical Martial Arts: Quanshu, Biangan, Swordplay, Cudgelplay; Chen-style Tai Chi; 24-style Simplified Tai Chi; The History of Chinese Martial Arts and Chinese Culture; Modern Competition Martial Arts; Chinese Traditional Martial Arts, and etc.

May 10 - 

June  15, 2018

 

Thursday/Friday
3:30  - 5:00 pm

Location: 
UNF Arena / Room 1062


 Dr. Peng Liu 
 Click here  to register Tai Chi class

Tuition:
FREE for UNF Faculty, Staff, and Students
FREE for Jacksonville Community

2018 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp will host its 2018 camp for American high school and college students around mid-June this year. The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp is an annual Chinese language and culture camp experience sponsored by Hanban, Confucius Institute Headquarters, in cooperation with Shaanxi Normal University, which develops and presents the entire program. The Confucius Institute at the University of North Florida facilitates the publicity and registration of the students. This two-week program is structured to enhance understanding between American and Chinese students. Through a combination of classroom study and excursions, students have an opportunity to expand their language skills while experiencing China’s culture and history on a personal level.

Chinese Bridge Summer Camp activities include but are not limited to: Tai-chi, calligraphy, brush painting, paper-cutting, Chinese language and culture classes, Chinese music & arts appreciation workshops, etc. Visits to Chinese cultural landmarks, historical sites, and museums in Xi’an and Beijing. Confucius Institute Headquarters and Shaanxi Normal University will cover expenses in China including food, accommodation, visits, tours and group activities. The cost is around $2,200 per student. Students will be responsible for international travel fees, international insurance, visa application fees, and any unforeseen expenditures.

Participants must be aged 15-30, must have studied Chinese for no more than 3 years, and must not have participated in a visit organized by the Confucius Institute Headquarters before. They must be American citizens with valid U.S. passports, have an interest in Chinese language and culture, be healthy enough for travel, and be willing to participate in all camp activities.

To sign up for the camp, please fill in the form below. For questions, contact the Confucius Institute at UNF at (904) 620-5436 or confuciusinstitute@unf.edu.


 

 2018 Summer Camp Application Form