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Startalk group photo

The Startalk Texas Teacher Program at University of Houston took place July 8-19 and it did extremely well! We had a group of 20 participants selected from 40 applicants. They were from the Greater Houston Area (12), Texas and the other states (8).  Reports about the program have been featured by KUHF - Houston Public Radio, China Daily USA, and The Daily Cougar.


The University of Houston Chinese Studies Program has received a $99,980 grant to launch the STARTALK program over the summer. The program is available to public and private elementary and secondary school teachers, community college professors and instructors at various Chinese heritage schools in Texas.


Tammy Ngo, a Minor in Chinese Studies, has won First Place in a National Contest of Chinese Song Singing

Tammy Ngo, a student from Chinese 3301 class, won First Place of a SuperStar Chinese Song Singing Contest organized by Cheng & Tsui, a leading publisher in Boston.  The SuperStar Chinese Song Singing Contest is highly competitive. It has attracted thousands of participants who are learning Chinese as a second language at the levels of both high school and universities in the USA.

Tammy commented that “I have always wanted to enter this contest, ever since I heard about it during my first semester of Chinese. This year I finally managed to get some help to put together an entry. It was really nerve-racking to wait for the results, so I'm really happy to finally have the results. Winning would not have been possible if I didn't have the help of Zhang Laoshi (Prof. Jing Zhang) and my classmates. Entering this competition has been a great experience.”

As a winner of First Place, Tammy has received following awards:

  • 6 GB Kindle Fire HD 7" with one copy of any eBook published by Cheng & Tsui
  • Karaoke Machine + No. 1 Karaoke-100 Hits CD
  • $250 Cheng & Tsui gift certificate

Tammy Ngo, minoring in Chinese, is in honor’s college. Here is the link to her singing video:

2011 Student Scholarships Awarded
- World Hall of Fame Network (in Chinese)

New Year Hops onto Horizon
Students and faculty usher in the Year of the Rabbit with a festival to share traditional food and music. 
- The Daily Cougar

Consul General Gao Yanping and Governor of Texas Rick Perry Jointly Hold the Reception Celebrating WORLD EXPO 2010 Shanghai China & China-Texas Friendly Relations
UH Students Caleb Sturgis and Yan Yixiu perform at the event hosted by Consul General Gao Yanping of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston and Texas Governor Rick Perry.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

2009 Student Scholarships Award Ceremony

- World Hall of Fame Network (in Chinese) 

UH Celebrates the 2008 Moon Festival
- World Hall of Fame Network (in Chinese)