Student Resources

Chinese Chair Culture Group Meeting

Chinese Chair Culture Group

Bring along all your questions about Chinese language and culture learning!

Get to know China from peers with a Chinese background. Meet and make new friends of different nationalities who share common interests.

The Cultural Group is a casual bi-weekly meeting group focusing on Chinese culture appreciation and cultural sharing between non-Chinese students and Chinese native students in the Department.

There are two sessions in each meeting covering different topics. You are welcome attend either one of the two sessions or both sessions.

Volunteer Chinese native students are invited to help explain and share cultural knowledge with the students who are learning Chinese language and culture in the department. Various mini activities will be organized in each group meeting. It is a platform where you may relax, chat and make friends! Bring all your questions about Chinese language and culture, and more importantly, your interests in and curiosity about China!

In Semester 1 2018, Chinese Chair meetings are on:
4-5pm and 5-6pm, Tuesdays
- Week 2 (March 13)
- Week 4 (March 27)
- Week 6 (April 17)
- Week 8 (May 1)
- Week 10 (May 15)
- Week 12 (May 29)

All are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: Philosophy Room S249, The Quadrangle (A14)

Contact: Dr Irene Shidong An

Chinese Table Language Group Meeting

Chinese Table Language Meeting

From 2 April, 2018 to 5 June, 2018
Session 1: Mondays 12–1pm
Session 2: Tuesdays 3–4pm (Semester 1, 2018)

Practise your Chinese with fellow native Chinese-speaking students!
The purpose of this event is to help students who are learning Chinese at the beginner or intermediate levels.

Chinese native speaker students studying at the University of Sydney are invited to volunteer as student tutors to form small groups with Chinese learners to help with their study and practise conversational Chinese. A member of the Chinese Studies teaching staff is available in every session to support and help these group activities.

This has been running for many years and has provided a good opportunity for students from different cultural backgrounds to meet and help each other. We have received very positive evaluations from the students, especially from the volunteer helpers who said they have benefited greatly in gaining their first experience in teaching Chinese to foreign students.

All are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: Session 1: The Refectory, The Quadrangle (A14) | Session 2: Philosophy Room S249, The Quadrangle

Contact: Dr Irene Shidong An

Chinese Festival (Co-organised by University of Sydney Union)

The University of Sydney is holding its very first Chinese Festival in May 2nd, Wednesday, from 3pm to 6pm!

The Chinese Culture Society, Chinese Development Society, Sydney University Chinese Student and Scholar Society, Hokkien Students' Association and The Department of Chinese Studies are collaborating to bring the Chinese Festival to the University of Sydney community!

Do you want to eat dumplings and more delicious foods?
See Authentic Chinese Performances?
Write Chinese calligraphy?
Meet and greet native Chinese Speakers?

Taste of China: Food
Chinese Dumplings
Moon Cake
Chinese Tea
Xi Zhi Lang (喜之郎)Jelly
La Tiao, Chinese Spicy Snacks
Pickled Radish

All-you-can-try Cultural Activities
Chinese Calligraphy - Write your name in Chinese Characters!
Chinese Traditional Clothes - Try it on and feel the ancient spirit
Chinese paper cutting - a variety of patterns for you to cut
Making colored lantern - create your very own colored lantern
Drawing ink painting - boost your creativity with Chinese ink painting
Win Prizes

Chinese Tea Ceremony
More TBA

Access Member: FREE
Non-Access Member: $6

Please remember to reserve your place here.