Programs and Activities

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

Upcoming events:

Cancellation Notice - 2020 Summer Institute   

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Given no face-to-face training event on campus is possible during this COVID-19 outbreak, we have to make a very hard decision to cancel "2020 Summer Institute" scheduled for June 15-16. 
To support Chinese language teaching remotely, we are working together with a group of experts and senior teachers from Northern California and across the country in organizing a series of Zoom presentations on Remote Chinese Teaching. We welcome all teachers to join us for this professional training series. 
Stay healthy! Stay strong!

The following event has been canceled.

Date: Monday, June 15 - Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 9 AM to 3 PM

Location: San Francisco State University, Humanities Building, Room 408

Division of International Education (DoIE) - Chinese Language & Culture Programs (CLCP) and the Chinese Program will jointly host 2020 Summer Institute on Chinese Language Teaching, aiming at helping local Chinese language teachers enhance their Chinese language knowledge, improve their teaching capabilities, and motivate all participants to become active in sharing teaching experience in the network system of Chinese teaching.


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

Spring 2020 Chinese Teaching and Learning Workshop

Monday, March 9, 2020

The health and safety of our event participants and people in our community are San Francisco State University’s highest priorities. The San Francisco Department of Health (SFDPH) on Friday issued enhanced recommendations in response to COVID-19. After careful consideration and in accordance with SFDPH guidelines, we have to cancel the Spring 2020 Workshop on Chinese Teaching on Sunday, March 22 to limit the potential exposure of COVID-19, effective Monday, March 9. This decision aligns with SFDPH’s goals for social distancing: to limit people being exposed to the virus by reducing the number of occasions when people come together. 
Thank you for your understanding. Let’t work together to ensure the safety and health of our community.

Past events:

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!

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


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