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Learning to Question: Chia-ying Yeh and Minsheng Scholarship Winner Yuxin Guo

Back home in Beijing last December 19, 2020, third-year UBC student Yuxin Guo received a pleasant surprise: she was one of 15 winners of the Excellence Award (优秀奖) for the Chia-ying Yeh and Minsheng Scholarship. Among the 15 winners, Yuxin is the only student who hails from a North American university. The scholarship was started […]

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Behind the Success of the Chinese Language Program: 2021 Volunteer Training Workshop Recap

Fellow instructors, TAs, WorkLearns, and volunteers posing for a group photo.  Behind the success of one of North America’s largest, most comprehensive Chinese language programs is a huge team of very capable volunteers. These volunteers form the backbone of UBC’s Chinese Language Program, helping mentor hundreds of avid Chinese learners through the CLP’s oral language […]

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Community-Engaged Learning and Teaching: Instructors Uniting and Learning How To Build Communities Through Teaching!

The Virtual Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning Workshop brought instructors from the Chinese and Cantonese Language Programs together along with special guests from both programs, the Centre for Community-Engaged Learning, and various individuals from well-known Canadian universities. In an engaging day of discussions, they sought to broaden the horizons of the Chinese Language Program and expand […]

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One Small Community, Diverse Connections: Chinese Volunteer Appreciation Team Building 2020

Publish date: Jan 18, 2021 December marked the end of 2020, but wherever there is an end, there is a beginning… Although 2020 has been a challenging year, making us feel isolated from time to time, a new community emerged in the Chinese Language Program (CLP), connecting our students, volunteers, TAs and professors!  Everyone shaking […]

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2020 Undergraduate Conference of Chinese Studies: Coming to a Successful Conclusion

The Chinese Language Program is pleased to announce that the Undergraduate Conference of Chinese Studies (UCCS 2020), held asynchronously from December 3 to 24, has concluded after a 3-week period of Canvas sessions. A fledgling undergraduate forum at UBC, UCCS 2020 invited young scholars to present new research, engage in discussions, and help build a […]

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“The Voices of Our Community”

Let’s Celebrate Our Achievements And The New Year Together! The holidays are among us and Chinese Lunar New Year is right around the corner too. The Chinese Language Program is hoping to bring people together for the festive seasons—to hear each other’s voices and feel a sense of community. As an encouraging learning community, we’ve […]

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Through our lenses: Our Online Lives

With the transition to online school came many changes to each of our daily routines, from sleep cycles to study habits to classroom etiquette. The Chinese Language Program recently started a series on our Instagram story, titled “Our Online Life”, where our beloved professors, TA’s, and students share bits of their new lifestyles with everyone. […]

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Chinese Fun Night 2020: The CLP Plays Among Us!

This past Friday, November 20th, the Chinese Language Program held their first online game night. Over forty students and TAs from the program were in attendance, playing with nine instructors…most of who had previously never played online games before! There’s no better way to help students feel closer with their teachers than to see them […]

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UCCS 2020 Coming Soon: 3-24 December 2020

UBC’s Chinese Language Program Presents: Undergraduate Conference of Chinese Studies (UCCS) Date December 3-24, 2020 Platform Canvas UCCS website The Chinese Language Program in the Department of Asian Studies, UBC, is pleased to announce that the Undergraduate Conference of Chinese Studies (UCCS) is to be held on Canvas from 3 to 24 December, 2020. A […]

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Chinese One Minute – How to confess to your crush

In modern Chinese culture, November 11 is unofficially known as “Singles’ Day”, or 光棍节 (literally, bare sticks day, named because the date 11/11 resembles four solitary sticks). This day is meant to celebrate those who are living the single life, a direct opposite of Valentine’s Day on February 14th. This day has become known for […]

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