2017 Events



Chinese language students practicing Mandarin during the summer break

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Corner

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Each week, the GW Confucius Institute will host a 1 hour Chinese conversation corner meeting led by one of our trained student tutors. No preparation is required for this – simply come ready to engage in fun and friendly conversation in Mandarin!

A sample drawing of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School Asian Spring Festival

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

On May 26, 2017, the GW Confucius Institute provided a Chinese calligraphy demonstration at the annual Asian Spring Festival at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, which provides education that prepares the diverse adult immigrant population of Washington, DC. Every year, the Asian Spring Festival includes student performances and activities. At the end of the event, it has been a tradition to have a chinese calligraphy demonstration. The GW Confucius Institute was glad for the opportunity to join this year's event.

GWU Students on the Great Wall of China posing

2017 Summer Tour of China

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:00am to Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:00am

For the purpose of promoting the learning of Chinese language and culture, the George Washington University Confucius institute sponsored a group of students from the GW Confucius Institute as well as students from the university to take a tour in China from May 24 to June 7. The tour visited historically and culturally significant locations in Nanjing, Beijing and Xi'An. During the trip, participants had the opportunity to experience many aspects of culture firsthand.

Hand holding pencil, filling in a scan-tron sheet.

HSK & HSKK Testing

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

The HSK & HSKK are Chinese proficiency tests, which will make you eligible for scholarships, fellowships and summer camps offered through the Confucius Institute. It is also required when direct enrolling into Chinese universities. The GW Confucius Institute will offer 3 paper & pencil HSK and HSKK test dates this spring.

DCPS - Travel Orientation

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

On May 17, 2017 GW Confucius Institute staff provided a cultural orientation to local High School students who would be traveling to China for an 8-day tour this summer.

Families enjoying the costumer dress-up

2017 DCPS World Language Festival

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

On May 13, 2017, the GW Confucius Institute joined the DCPS Global Education's Second Annual DCPS World Languages Festival. During the Festival, DCPS students, families, and community members joined together to celebrate World Language instruction across the district.

Group Photot

Third Symposium on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

On Sunday, May 7, 2017 The George Washington University in collaboration with the Nanjing University Institute for International Students hosted our Third Annual Symposium on Teaching Chinese Language and Culture in the Era of All-Media. This year's theme was on Teaching Chinese Language and Culture in the Era of All-Media. Guest speakers from around the world came to the symposium to speak on different issues related to using technology in the Chinese classroom.

Event logo, showing the text "A Vision for DC" over the a background image of the city.

A Vision for DC - Leveraging the District’s Diversity through Bilingual Education

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

On May 4, 2017 DC Language Immersion Project will hold an event “A Vision for DC - Leveraging the District’s Diversity through Bilingual Education”, expecting over 100 people will be in attendance.

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Corner

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

2017 Spring Staff Retreat

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

In celebration of a wonderful year, GW CI Student Ambassadors and CI instructors held a boat race at Tidal Basin on April 28, 2017. Chinese Deputy Director Wenrong XIA and Student Ambassador Yunmo LI were the winners of the race. It was a beautiful afternoon, spent with friends!

GWCI Weekly Chinese Corner

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

hand holding pencil, filling in a scan-tron sheet.

HSK Testing

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

The HSK & HSKK are Chinese proficiency tests, which will make you eligible for scholarships, fellowships and summer camps offered through the Confucius Institute. It is also required when direct enrolling into Chinese universities. The GW Confucius Institute will offer 3 paper & pencil HSK and HSKK test dates this spring.

picture of calligraphy pen

The Power of the Pen: Arabic Calligraphy from East to West

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Three master calligraphers representing nearly a century of collective experience in the arts took attendees on a journey of Islamic Calligraphy. These artists hailed from across the globe (i.e., United States, Europe, and China), each having obtained an ijaza or official diploma certifying they have been trained and can now teach and work in same manner of the great calligraphic masters whose work graces mosques, palaces and museums. Calligraphy is often viewed as the most elevated form of art because it transforms the sacred word into masterpieces which inspire awe and introspection. These three artists represent different stages in their careers but all have been carefully trained by masters who trace their lineage centuries back. Join us for a rare experience to delve into the beauty of this classical art form through live demonstration and discussion with these masters.

GW CI - Weekly Chinese Corner

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

GW CI - Chinese Corner

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm