Programs and Activities

The Chinese Culture and Language Programs is hosting the following events in 2019 and 2020:

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Humanities Building Room 408, 

The Chinese Language and Culture Program is co-hosting the Fall 2019 Workshop with the Chinese Program.  We invited two experts in teaching Chinese as a second language, Prof. Yang Xiao-Desai from SF State and Prof. Wenhao Diao from University of Arizona. The presenters will bring their research on California State World Language Standards and strategies, share their experience, authentic materials and classroom activities in teaching Chinese in K-12 schools with all participants. The Workshop will focus on helping participants better understand What, Why, and How to teach Chinese through carefully selected topics, enhancing professional capabilities and teaching skills while also developing academic content knowledge. This is a unique platform for professional exchanges, sharing strategies, successes, and hands-on experiences, and building network system in the field.

The space is limited. First come. First served!  Download the workshop flyer   (PDF, 1.24MB)

How to register and registration deadline:

Download the Fall 2019 Workshops on Chinese Lagnuage Teaching   (PDF, 165KB) to by 9/30/2019. 


Please contact Mr. Jiaxin Xie at 415-405-2868 or email

Date: Monday, November 4, 2019 from 11:00am to 12:15pm

Location: College of Business, Room 222.

Guest Speaker: Ms Yingying Li
  • Founder, Yingfluener
  • Co-host of How China Works
  • Executive Coach, Founders’ Space
  • COO of Skive lt, Inc.(
  • AACYF "30 under 30" Chinese entrepreneur in 2018

Download the Decoding China and Unlocking Your Opportunities flyer   (PDF, 128KB)

Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 from 11:00am through 3:00pm

Location: Annex I Student Event Center, 1 North State Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132

The Division of International Education (DoIE) will host the Chinese Culture Day Celebration together with campus community during the 2019 International Education Week.

The Chinese Kung Fu show will kick off the event to welcome all participants. The multiple Chinese cultural activities from 11:00am to 3:00pm include brush calligraphy, Chinese painting, traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese paper-cutting, picking Ping-Pong balls, Chinese Kungfu, Chinese Qingcheng Tai Chi, and more Chinese art exhibitions to experience Chinese culture. SF State students and faculty and students from local schools will present stage performances from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

All SF State students, faculty and staff are welcome to join us to celebrate IEW– Chinese Culture Day!

Download the Chinese Culure Day flyer   (PDF, 161KB)

School field trips:

For local schools’ field trip for students and chaperones to visit SF State and participate in the Chinese Culture Day celebration, please contact Mr. Jiaxin Xie at 415-405-2868 or email for related documents required by SF State Risk Managmeent.


For more information of this event, please feel free to contact Mr. Jiaxin Xie at 415-405-2868 or 415-405-3931, or via email

Date: Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Location: Marina Middle School, 3500 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA 94132

Division of International Education (DoIE) at SF State and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) are proudly presenting the 16th Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest (CLBCC) for K-12 Students.  This contest is sponsored by Education Office of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco, and supported by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC).

The purpose of the contest is to provide more opportunities for students to demonstrate their linguistic and cultural talents, and showcase their interest and achievements in learning the Chinese language and culture with help from their teachers and parents. An award ceremony will be held at Marina Middle School on Friday, April 10th, 2020.

Through the Chinese Language Bridge Cup Contest, we hope that the study of Chinese will not just connect the students with the language, but also with the culture, literature, and rich history of China

Contest details:

  • The contest will be held at Marina Middle School located at 3500 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94132.
  • Participants will be placed in the grade division based on their grades at daytime school.
  • There will be one champion, a few 2nd and 3rd place winners and several honorable mentions awarded for each event per group. Champions, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive trophies and certificates. Honorable mentions will receive certificates.
  • Participants (3-5, 6-8, 9-12 grade students) may register for two Chinese Calligraphy contests (both Brush and Pen) at the same time, but all those participants register for both pen and brush contests MUST complete two contests in 90 minutes.
  • Participants may register for only one Poetry Recital contest (Mandarin or Cantonese).
  • Poetry Recital contest is divided into "heritage speaker" and "non-heritage speaker" for both Cantonese and Mandarin contests. The defination of “heritage” or “non-heritage” Cantonese and Mandarin speaker is determined by the registered Home Language Survey provided by the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and will be double checked with the school district if the eligibility of a student is questioned.
  • The contest schedule for each contest group will be posted on this page by March 3rd, 2020.

Imoprtant handouts:

*Please note the infomration in the handout is subject to change.

How to register and registration deadline:

  • Complete the online registeration (coming soon) form by February 22, 2020.  There is no paper applications - Faxed and emailed registrations form are not acceptable.
  • Registration deadline is February 22nd, 2020.  No late registration will be accepted.

Click here to register (Coming soon)


Please contact Mr. Jiaxin Xie at 415-405-2868 or email for further questions.