2017 Chinese Language and Culture Festival

Upcoming Events

2018 Spring Chinese Language and Culture / Tai Chi Courses

Monday, January 8, 2018

Confucius Institute at University of North Florida offers non-credit Chinese courses in spring 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 (UNF)

Though this course is non-credit, there will be an opportunity at the end to take a globally recognized proficiency test that can be used on resumes.

 

Discover the Chinese language and culture taught by a visiting instructor from the School of Chinese Language and Literature, Shaanxi Normal University. This interactive 16-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.

 

January 8 – April 18, 2018

Monday&Wednesday
12:00p.m.-1:30p.m.

Location:
UNF English Language Program Lab


Dr. Meixiang Chang

  Click here to register

 

 Chinese Language and Culture I (Continuing Education) 

Discover the Chinese language and culture taught by a visiting instructor from the School of
Chinese Language and Literature, Shaanxi Normal University. This interactive 16-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.

January 9 - April 3, 2018  Tuesday
 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Room:UNF Herbert University Center (43) 
 

Chinese Language and Culture II (UNF)

Though this course is non-credit, there will be an opportunity at the end to take a globally recognized proficiency test that can be used on resumes.

 

Discover the Chinese language and culture taught by a visiting instructor from the School of International Studies, Shaanxi Normal University. This interactive 12-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. 


The course is taught by the Confucius Institute's Chinese linguistics instructor Dr. Kun Liu.Dr. Kun Liu earned her Ph.D. in Chinese Literature. She teaches Chinese language and culture at Shaanxi Normal University, China for 15 years and won several teaching awards from Shaanxi Normal University. She has trained teachers in teaching Chinese in Japan and Thailand.

 

January 8 – April 17, 2018 

Tuesday 

12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  

 

 

Location:

TBA

Dr. Kun Liu

 

 Click here to register

Tai Chi /(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.

 

Session One (for youngsters): 

January 14 - April 15 2018 

 

Session Two (for adults): 
January 14 - April 15 2018 



For youngsters: 
Sunday : 
4:00-5:00 pm    

Location:  UNF Osprey Plaza

 

 

 

 

For adults: 
Sunday :  
2:00-3:45 pm

Location: UNF Osprey Plaza

 

 Dr. Peng Liu 

  Click here  to register Tai Chi class

 
       
Tai Chi /(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.

January 9 - April 20, 2018

 

Tuesday
(12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.)
Thursday
 (3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

Location: 
UNF Arena, Room 1062


 Dr. Peng Liu 

  Click here  to register Tai Chi class