Thursday, September 11, 2014

Looking for Chinese Language Classes or Cultural Activities for Your Children?

We would like to let everyone in the adoption community know about a fantastic organization that offers some services that you may be interested in.  The Confucius Institute at Colorado State University offers Chinese language and cultural education at a very reasonable cost.   The classes they offer are  not for credit, but are structured curriculum and are taught by professionals who are themselves native language speakers. They offer both adult and children's courses.  Each 10 week course is only $80.  If your child is not ready to delve into a full language program yet, they may be interested in the "Chinese Culture Alive!" class.  It is an introductory class that provides children opportunities to have fun while learning Chinese language and culture through various kinds of activities, such as making zodiac hats, coloring Peking opera masks, writing calligraphy, singing songs, weaving knots, paper cutting and more.  For more information about the classes they offer, follow these links

You may also be interested in attending their upcoming event.  On September 27 they will be celebrating 10 years of worldwide Chinese language and cultural teaching.  The event will be from 11am to 2pm at the Durrell Center on CSU campus.  There will be cultural performances, food, games, and other activities.  Bring your whole family and celebrate with our new friends at the Confucius Institute.