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UD Confucius Institute has programs scheduled for spring that are open to students, faculty, staff and the greater Newark community

New Year and new events at UD Confucius Institute

Photo by Nikki Laws

Institute launches spring programs open to the UD community and public

On the Lunar New Year, the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware (UDCI) has announced a series of programs and events aimed at engaging the UD community in Chinese language and culture learning.

On Saturday, Feb. 17, UDCI and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) will offer their annual Spring Festival Gala, to take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Mitchell Hall. Here, both domestic and international students will put on traditional performances in celebration of the Year of the Dog. Tickets are available for purchase  online or at the door.

Throughout the semester, UDCI will host a special “Chinese Corner,” a conversation club open to UD students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the general public interested in learning their first few words of Mandarin -- or perfecting what they already know. Anyone, no matter their skill level, is encouraged to drop by to meet new friends.

Registration has also opened for two free weekly Chinese language courses, one for beginners and another at an intermediate level. UD faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to enroll.

More information, including times, locations and registration instructions for each of these classes, is available on the Confucius Institute website.

Follow along @UDGlobal on Instagram and Twitter to learn about additional opportunities to engage with the world at the University of Delaware.

About the Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute (UDCI) at the University of Delaware, a partner with Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters and Xiamen University, strives to promote Chinese language and culture throughout the University community and general public.

In order to facilitate cross-cultural understanding, promote international educational opportunities, and improve academic collaboration in the Delmarva regions, UDCI initiates and organizes a wide array of language and cultural activities, sponsors academic and scholarly exchange programs, and provides information and consultative services in China’s education, culture, and business.

To learn more or to get involved, visit the UDCI website and follow along @UDConfucius on Twitter and Instagram.

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