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Maggie T Ooi
Aug 27, 2013

Community Invovement Spring 2013

Aug 27, 2013 by Maggie T Ooi

Boise State’s Chinese club has been busy this spring sharing Chinese culture, language, and history with the Treasure Valley. On March 14th BSU Chinese club officers Maggie Ooi and Tori O’Neal paid a visit to The Village Charter School in Boise, where they talked to 6-8th graders about China. In addition to discussing the language, history, traditional clothing, and food, the students got to try their hand at using chopsticks after a brief lesson from Maggie. All involved had a great time, and with student feedback like “You guys are awesome! You taught us so much, I mean, you even taught us how to use chopsticks!” it was definitely a success for the Chinese club.

More recently the BSU Chinese club continued its work with area schools by participating in South Junior High’s International Night. In addition to arranging for Chinese dancers and musicians to give performances, BSU Chinese club also set up a table serving as one of the “countries” students could visit. When students came to the China table, they were encouraged to ask questions about China, explore the workings of the Chinese zodiac, and practice writing Chinese characters.

Lastly, BSU’s China club is wrapping up the semester by mentoring a senior at Inspire Connections Academy whose Senior Project is making a Chinese character book.