CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

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Swing into the Chinese New Year to celebrate the Year of the Monkey—and learn more about how the Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Asia—at this annual, daylong extravaganza. As the co-sponsor, TC@Penn aims to create the most authentic festival atmosphere for visitors. Founded in 2010, TC@Penn is a student organization that aims to spread Chinese language and culture through free Chinese tutoring and holding Chinese culture events. During the event, the whole family can enjoy traditional music and dance, tai chi and tangram workshops, a Shaolin-style Kung Fu demonstration, family gallery tours, storytelling, crafts and much more. Activities are held in the China Gallery, which houses one of the finest collections of monumental Chinese art in the country, and throughout the international galleries of Museum. The day ends with a drum roll, a roar, and the popular Grand Finale Lion Dance Parade. A special red envelope of surprises awaits every family who attends the festivities! Free with Museum admission.

Date     Saturday   January 30th, 2016

Time    11:00AM – 4:00PM

宾大博物馆猴年春节庆祝活动期待您的参与!在这历时一天的精彩活动中,您将了解中国农历新年的庆祝方式!作为合办方,TC@Penn希望为您营造出地道的节日气氛。TC@Penn在2010年成立,旨在通过提供免费汉语教学活动和举办中国文化活动来推广中文,普及中国文化。在本次活动中,您可以和家人共同欣赏中国传统的音乐与舞蹈,参加太极拳和七巧板工作坊,观看少林功夫表演,观赏展览,参与故事分享活动等等。本次活动将在宾大博物馆中国展厅举办,宾大博物馆是拥有全美最高级别中国艺术品典藏的博物馆之一。活动的最后更有鼓乐和传统大型舞狮表演。每个前来参加活动的家庭都将获得一个藏有神秘惊喜的红色信封!持博物馆门票可以免费参加活动。

时间:2016年1月30日(周六)11:00AM – 4:00PM

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2015 TC@Penn Annual Prodution–Traditional Chinese Game Night

On November 29th 2015, TC@Penn’s annual activity– Traditional Chinese Game Night was held in Houston Hall Golkin Room. We provided more than ten types of traditional Chinese Dim Sum and sodas, which made our participants had a tasty experience even before the games.

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During the event, we divided the room into different zones for a great number of games in Chinese Childhood. For example, Drop the Handkerchief, One Two Three Woodman, Hawk Catches Chicks, Where Are You, Jian Zi, Jumping Squares, Rope Jumping etc. The rules were easy, but the joy was on fire. All the participants from different cultural background gathered together, memorizing the age of innocence, looking for the energy and enthusiasm back to the childhood.

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One Two Three Woodman! Run Guys! Run!

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Where are you! Our amazing president hiding and catching!

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Chinese rope weaving and Squares jumping!

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Look these smooth jumper conquering the rope!

Besides the fantastic games, we also provided great prizes, including stationery, cute accessories and the biggest surprise– Coffee Maker!

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Our luckiest participant with our VP marketing Yue Xu and President Linlin Wang!

Who gave the good luck to our participants? Tada! Our beautiful VP Ruiqi Zhu!

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For the sake of our participants, all the board member and our Tutors came to the room earlier to settle everything up! Not to mention the effort they’ve made during the pre-planning!

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Our VP events Yating Zhang, VP teaching Chenxi Li, VP finance Xueshan Deng and other board members

This grand night should be memorized!We really appreciate the great preparation and plan of all the TC members and all the participation of our TC Tutees and our friends! We will keeping working hard on our Chinese language teaching and Chinese culture expansion, see you in 2016 annual production!

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Our President and VPs

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Grand selfie of the great night!

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Our second Tutor Workshop

On October 23th, we had our second Tutor Workshop. Lots of our tutor elites squeezed their time for this workshop since they all felt obliged to improve their skills to guarantee the quality of both teaching and learning.  During the workshop, our experienced president Linlin Wang who majored in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Language gave us a lot of instructions and shared the precious experience as a Chinese teacher. She even gave us a lot of activity suggestions to make the tutor class more interesting and attractive to tutees, so did our vice president Ruiqi Zhu, vp teaching Chenxi Li.

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our president, board members and tutor elites participating in the workshop

Our president focused more on pronunciation correction and syntax and grammar explanation. All the tutors enjoyed this workshop so much and all of them were inspired.

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our president Linlin Wang giving tutors vivid explanations of syntax rules

We will design more interesting activities for our tutors. Our annual event– Traditional Chinese Game Night will be held on October 29th 8:30pm at Houston Hall 223– Golkin Room. This will absolutely be an unforgettable night! Come and join us for fun!

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Traditional Chinese Game Night 2015

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People always say that “we are too old for this kind of stuff…” But really!? Are you interested in those sports games Chinese people played in their childhood? Do you want to wear the trendiest sportswear and fight for the BIG awards? Do you want to meet awesome Penn people? Join us on October 29th, being young and being wild! Food and drinks are provided.

Location:Houston Hall 223—Golkin Room

Time:Oct 29th, participants enter at 8:15 pm, and the party begins at 8:30 pm

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You are a big fan of Philly Eagles, but do you know how to play “Eagle catches Chicks”? You love Chinese food, but have ever showed off your awesome chopsticks skills to others? You can definitely have new experiences at Chinese Sports Theme Party. Wear your trendiest sportswear to win BIG awards!

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New Tutor Team, A Fresh Start

At the beginning this fall semester, we recruited a new tutor team that consists of excellent Master students at Penn GSE. All the new members have their own sights of tutoring Chinese and value very much the expansion of Chinese language and culture.

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(Our new team)

During our first workshop, all the board members gave great speeches and shared their precious experiences with all the new tutors who dedicate themselves in contributing to TC@Penn. All the members learnt a lot and got familiar with this big family.

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With this fresh start, we are eager to make more progress in our tutoring quality and we do hope all the tutors and tutees enjoy themselves this semester!

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Free Chinese Tutoring Opportunities in 2015 Fall

Free Chinese Tutoring opportunities?

Yes, we are!

You are needed! We are recruiting new Chinese tutors and tutees for the 2015 fall semester. If you want to teach Chinese, please send your resume to tcrecruit2015@gmail.com before Sept. 10; if you want to learn Chinese and be a tutor, please sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/eSq23m4Odk before Sept. 10.

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LUCKY RED:RED FOR LUCK

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Free registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/china-red-annual-tcpenn-party-tickets-13719434197

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