2017 Events



Instructor ZHANG Hongcheng bends down to view a child's completed panda paper-cut.

Movie Night in Chinatown Park & DC Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 6:30pm

The Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) will screen Monkey King: Hero is Back as a part of the Chinatown Park movie series. They will have free snacks, arts, and crafts. There will be cultural activities including Chinese Paper-cutting led by the GW Confucius Institute. This event is free and open to the public.

Four GW Instructors hold trays of mooncakes in front of a mid-autumn festival poster.

2019 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, the GW Confucius Institute will celebrate the 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival in the GW Confucius Institute townhouse. Guests will have the chance to taste traditional holiday treats, mooncakes, and network with others interested in China and other Asian cultures. There will be materials available for you to hear about learning Chinese language and study abroad opportunities in Asia.

Wine & Cheese

Free Happy Hour Drinks - Fall 2019 Semester Kickoff (RSVP Only)

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Come join the GW Confucius Institute at Tonic at Quigley's for our Semester Kickoff Happy Hour! 

Graphic of 3 pairs of people saying "hello" in both English and Chinese. Text below reads: "Free Conversation Practice."

Chinese Conversation Corner - Sep 4

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by native Mandarin speakers, who will encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Graphic of 3 pairs of people saying "hello" in both English and Chinese. Text below reads: "Free Conversation Practice."

Chinese Conversation Corner - Aug 21

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by native Mandarin speakers, who will encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Graphic of 6 pairs of people saying "hello" in both English and Chinese. Text below reads: "Free Conversation Practice."

Chinese Conversation Corner - Aug 7

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by native Mandarin speakers, who will encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Graphic of 6 pairs of people saying "hello" in both English and Chinese. Text below reads: "Free Conversation Practice."

Chinese Conversation Corner - July 31

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by native Mandarin speakers, who will encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Image of 3 pairs of people saying "hello" in Chinese and English. Text below states: "Free Conversation Practice."

Chinese Conversation Corner - July 17

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by native Mandarin speakers, who will encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

8 People Looking Through Books & Supplies Being Given Away at GWCI

Annual Market Week

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 5:30pm

The GW Confucius Institute is making a large number of instructional materials, media, and decorative items available to you for FREE this week during our Annual Market Week. Take a look at the photo gallery to see the books, media, and other items that we are giving away.

If you are interested in receiving materials please stop by the GW CI office during the week of July 15 - 19 between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM or between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Please RSVP to let us know when you will be able to come so that we can plan accordingly.

Image of 3 pairs of people saying "hello" in Chinese and English. Text below states: "Free Conversation Practice."

Chinese Conversation Corner - July 10

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The GW Confucius Institute regularly hosts 1-hour Chinese conversation corners. These corners are guided by native Mandarin speakers, who will encourage conversation and discussion. No preparation is required - simply come ready to chat in Chinese and make friends!

Chinese Conversation Corner - June 19

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 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!

Chinese Conversation Corner - June 5

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 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!

Carlos Rosario - Asian Spring Festival

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

On Thursday, May 23, Mr. LIU Gang and GW CI Instructor LIU Zhi visited the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School to demonstrate the art of Chinese Calligraphy during their annual Asian Spring Festival, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Guests enjoyed a 5 minute introduction to the art of calligraphy by Mr. LIU Gang. Afterwards, Instructor LIU Zhi provided students with samples of Chinese Calligraphy. Each student could receive their name or special phrase written in Chinese characters. It has been our great pleasure to participate in this annual celebration with the students of Carlos Rosario.

Woman writing Chinese calligraphy characters on red paper

Phelps High School International Culture Day - Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This event was devised to celebrate different cultures. It was also an opportunity to promote cultural pride, awareness, and tolerance within our school community. Community partners helped to make this event a success by setting up cultural displays that demonstrated various aspects of specific cultures. For example, some cultural displays had historical items, informational literature, posters, pictures, clothing, writing, folktales, stickers, figurines, candy, food, games and other distinctive things from the culture.

GW Confucius Institute Instructors LIU Zhi and GAO Xiaoli demonstrated the art of Chinese Calligraphy for students, and also encouraged students to attempt Chinese Calligraphy for themselves. Students asked to receive their name or special phrases written in Chinese characters, and many attempted to write Chinese Calligraphy with the Instructors' guidance.

Chinese Conversation Corner - May 15

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 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!