2017 Events



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Movie Nights in Chinatown Park

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us in support of the Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) Chinatown Park movie series.

Two smiling student ambassadors stand behind a reception table.

2018 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the GW Confucius Institute will hold the 2018 Mid-Autumn Festival in the GW Confucius Institute townhouse.

Two Chinese moon cakes on a table with flowers

Chinese Conversation Corner - September 18

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based on skill-level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

A yellow card in with the characters for ZhongWen, which means Chinese

Chinese Conversation Corner - August 22

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based off skill level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

A yellow card in with the characters for ZhongWen, which means Chinese

Chinese Conversation Corner - August 16

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based off skill level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

A yellow card in with the characters for ZhongWen, which means Chinese

Chinese Conversation Corner - August 8

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based off skill level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Author Howie Southworth answers a question while moderator Taoran Sun listens intently.

Chinese Street Food: Small Bites, Classic Recipes, and Harrowing Tales Across the Middle Kingdom

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Howie Southworth is a food author, photographer, and media producer. He is a frequent speaker on education, culture, and cuisine for organizations across the globe. The GW Confucius Institute invited Mr. Southworth for a moderated Q&A about his newest cookbook "Chinese Street Food: Small Bites, Classic Recipes, and Harrowing Tales Across the Middle Kingdom." Co-author, Greg Matza, joined the discussion via Skype.

A yellow card in with the characters for ZhongWen, which means Chinese

Chinese Conversation Hour - July 24

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based off skill level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Child in classroom cutting red paper with scissors

Chinese Paper-Cutting Workshops - CHEC

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:37am

The GW Confucius Institute held 4 X 35-minute workshops on Chinese Calligraphy for students participating in the STARTalk program at The Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC). GWCI Student Ambassadors Natalia Simmons-Thomas and Melanie Tuberman gave the students an introduction to the art form of Chinese paper-cutting.

Three seated people conversing near a window

Chinese Conversation Hour - June 27

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 5:00pm

GW Confucius Institute regularly hosted 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners were guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who divided students into groups based off skill level and encouraged conversation and discussion. No preparation was required - guests can simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Child practicing writing Chinese calligraphy at table in classroom

Chinese Calligraphy Workshops - CHEC

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:37am

The GW Confucius Institute held 4 X 40-minute workshops on Chinese Calligraphy for students participating in the STARTalk program at The Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC). Instructor LIU Zhi gave an introduction to the art form of Chinese calligraphy and wrote each child's name in Chinese characters. Students practiced calligraphy with a special paper using water and calligraphy brushes.

Two people seated and having a conversation

Chinese Conversation Hour - June 19

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who will divide students into groups based off skill level and encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

A yellow card in with the characters for ZhongWen, which means Chinese

Chinese Conversation Hour - June 7

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

GW Confucius Institute regularly hosted 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners were guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who divided students into groups based off skill level and encouraged conversation and discussion. No preparation was required - guests can simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Three seated people conversing near a window

Chinese Conversation Hour - May 30

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

GW Confucius Institute regularly hosted 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners were guided by our professional Mandarin instructors, who divided students into groups based off skill level and encouraged conversation and discussion. No preparation was required - guests can simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Woman writing Chinese calligraphy characters on red paper

Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Instructor LIU Zhi demonstrated the art of Chinese Calligraphy for students at the Carlos Rosario School. Each student could receive their name or special phrase written in Chinese characters.