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NCI holds 13th "China and Me" Mandarin Speech Contest Online

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19th November saw nine candidates have their "China and Me" Speech Contest video entries broadcast live for assessment by a panel of judges at our ZOOM event. The candidates included one staff member, six UoN students and two local residents studying with NCI. Established in 2009 by Nottingham Confucius Institute (NCI), the "China and Me" Speech Contest is an annual event that offers Mandarin learners an opportunity to test and showcase their language skills. Winners of the contest are to be selected and trained to attend the following year's Chinese Bridge Competition, representing the University of Nottingham.
Date:
26 November 2021

NCI holds public talk on Chinese philosophy and the meaning of life

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On 18 November, Nottingham Confucius Institute was delighted to host the fifth session in the NCI Chinese Philosophy Talk Series. Manuel Parreno joined us again via Teams to share a fascinating exploration of Chinese philosophy and the answers it can provide for those seeking meaning in their lives. Manuel is founder of the company "Embrace China" and has a long-standing interest in the country, its culture and philosophy.
Date:
26 November 2021

Weekly Online Tai Chi Sessions with NCI

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Over twenty enthusiastic University staff, students and local residents attended our first online lunchtime Tai Chi session on Thursday 28 October. The free event was organised by NCI and delivered via ZOOM by Dr Lan Lo, a qualified Tai Chi instructor, who is also an academic member of staff at the University's School of Culture, Language and Area Studies.
Date:
14 November 2021

Chinese Cultural Workshop at Claremont Primary and Nursery School

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Monday 8 November saw over 40 year 5 children at Claremount Primary and Nursery School have fun whilst learning about China and Chinese culture at a workshop organised NCI. The event was delivered by local artist and musician Ling Peng with support from NCI teacher Qin Yu.
Date:
14 November 2021

NCI teacher wins top awards at Mandarin teaching competition

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We are pleased to announce that Miss Jiaohong Liao, one of our overseas volunteer teachers, competed at the "UK Mandarin Teaching Championship - Central and Northern England" on Sunday 24 October, winning not just first prize but also the award for "Best Lesson Plan Design".
Date:
28 October 2021

Family Fun at NCI's Chinese Dragon Puppet Workshop

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To mark our annual Confucius Institute Day, NCI held another Chinese cultural workshop for children in partnership with Lakeside Arts on 9 October. The workshop "Chinese Dragon Puppet Making" was once again led by local artist, musician and storyteller Peng Ling with support from two CSSA student volunteers, Helen and Sky.
Date:
24 October 2021

"About China" Workshop 1 : 'Telling Stories through Music and Sound"

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To celebrate our annual Confucius Institute Day, NCI has organised a series of workshops in partnership with Lakeside Arts, introducing local children and their families to elements of Chinese culture and language through fun, creative activities.
Date:
30 September 2021

NCI holds outdoor Tai Chi workshops led by Dr Lan Lo

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Nottingham Confucius Institute were delighted to offer four Tai Chi workshops for University staff, students and members of the general public in the fresh summer air on UoN's beautiful University Park campus. Spread across July and early August, the events were organised in partnership with Lakeside Arts and led by Dr Lan Lo, a qualified Tai Chi instructor and member of staff at the University.
Date:
21 August 2021
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Nottingham Confucius Institute

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Si Yuan Building
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