The Chinese Program hosts many events and activities throughout the academic year. The activities allow students to explore Chinese culture in a relaxed setting that encourages interaction. Past events have included Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration, Lunar New Year Celebration, Chinese Program Information Night, Karaoke Night, and a Meeting with a Chinese Theater Artist.
Extra-curricular activities organized by the Chinese program are an integral part of the language courses.Participants come from students of all levels. Most of the activities are open to all members of the Duke community who are interested in the Chinese culture.
Chinese Conversation Partner Program
Organized by the International House at Duke, the Chinese Conversation Partner Program provides students opportunities to interact with the Chinese community on campus. Students who are enrolled in classes above CHN 02 are encouraged to apply. It is a great way for students to practice Chinese with native speakers and enhance their understanding of the Chinese culture.
Chinese Speaking Table
Every Thursday during the semester, Chinese instructors, students from the Chinese language classes, and members of the Chinese Hall gather together to have dinner while practicing speaking Chinese in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Chinese speakers of all levels are welcome to join.
Location: The private dining room in Grace’s Café at Trent Hall on Duke Central Campus
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Chinese Hall is part of the Langdorm (Language Dormitory) selective living group at Duke University. The close-knit community, which is divided into five language-specific halls, celebrates a multicultural and linguistic experience through organizing a variety of cultural events during the semester. Many of the events organized by Chinese Hall are in collaboration with the Chinese program.