On December 10th, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton was awarded the “Excellent Test Center of Chinese Test” on the 2019 International Chinese Language Education Conference, one of seven receivers of this award.
In the past 12 years, the CIE received the “Overseas Chinese Test Center of the Year” twice. It also won the “2007-2017 Outstanding Contribution Award in Chinese Test” in 2017. These awards recognize the contributions and achievements of the CIE in promoting … » Continue Reading
On December 9th and 10th, the delegation of the Confucius Institute in Edmonton attended the 2019 International Chinese Language Education Conference in Changsha, China. Over 1,000 delegates from about 160 countries attended the conference.
The theme of the conference was “Innovation and Development of International Chinese Language Education in the New Era”. 32 forums and workshops covered many topics that the delegates concerned about on international Chinese language education, including policies, standards, Chinese teachers, … » Continue Reading
On December 6th, the Night of Beijing Opera was held at Triffo Theatre, MacEwan University. This was the sixth time that the Confucius Institute in Edmonton worked with Edmonton Beijing Opera Association (EBOA) to bring Beijing opera to Edmonton.
The artists from Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Troupe and EBOA presented the classical Beijing opera “Longfeng Pavilion” which tells a story about Ming Dynasty court intrigue. The spectacular performance from four lead artists Junjie Chen, … » Continue Reading
On December 3rd and 4th, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton organized the Beijing Opera Workshop for school students. 22 artists from Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Troupe brought the cultural treasure of China to Londonderry School and Meyonohk School.
During one-hour workshop, the students enjoyed the unique music of Beijing Opera played on the chief musical instruments such as jinghu, yueqin, sanxian, bangu (drum), cymbals, etc. They also learned the history, characteristics and facial masks … » Continue Reading