Chinese Conversation Circle

Chinese Conversation Circle

Pick up basic Mandarin words and phrases while learning about traditional Chinese culture. Led by instructors from the Confucius Institute at Portland State University, each standalone session highlights a traditional Chinese ceremony, celebration, or aspect of Chinese culture. Drop in anytime during a session to chat and learn. 

Free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration required.

October 6—Mid-Autumn Chinese Music Performance

November 10—Thanksgiving Celebrations

December 1—Winter Solstice Festival

January 5—New Year's Celebration Activities

February 2—Spring Festival & Tang Yuan

March 2—Ethnic Minority Groups

April 6—Qing Ming Festival & Poems

May 4—Dragon Boat Festival

June 1—Ancient Chinese Poetry & Music

July 6—Wushu - Chinese Martial Arts Performance

August 3—Qixi (Chinese Valentine's Day)


Upcoming Chinese Conversation Circle

Friday, December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, March 2, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, April 6, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, May 4, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, June 1, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, July 6, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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