Culture on Campus

Whether you're interested in Chinese culture or you want to get some extra practice speaking Chinese, there are a ton of ways to connect with the Chinese-speaking community on campus. Several Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) on campus that come together often for a variety of cultural Chinese events. Annually they throw a celebration of the Chinese New Year that draws a huge crowd, but throughout the year they have smaller events such as food festivals, guest lectures and seasonal parties.


Chinese Language Lab

For over five years Professor Xu has been regularly hosting the Chinese Language Lab on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch hours. 

It offers a comfortable environment for students and allows them to receive one-on-one assistance. It also offers support to those who desire to strengthen their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.  

“I just simply want to help my students. I often have to pass up a few lunch dates with my husband and colleagues but it is definitely worth it... my goal is to meet my students where they are and encourage them to move further.”

- Professor Jenny Xu

Chinese Student Organizations on Campus

These groups connect Chinese students of every level and native speakers across the UofA campus. They help members practice the language in a fun environment and network with people outside of the normal classroom experience.

chinese language culture club

Chinese Language and Culture Club (CLCC)

Download their flyer for more info

chinese students and scholars association

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)

Connect with them on Facebook