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Confucius Institute Professional Development Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: University International Center, 331-17th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

"Using Advertisements as Teaching Materials"
Presented by Dr. Dehui Liang, Capital Normal University

In this workshop Dr. Liang Dehui will engage Chinese language instructors in discussion about how to use advertisements as Chinese language teaching material. Chinese rhetoric knowledge will also be introduced through analysis of Chinese advertisements. Teachers will receive CEU credit for participating.

Dr. Liang Dehui joined the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota in 2013 as the director of the satellite office in Duluth. In October 2014 she became China-side director at the Twin Cities campus.

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Echoes and Reflections Training

Save the date: March 16, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

In March 2015 the Confucius Institute will present Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941), a historical exhibit curated by the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum. In conjunction with this exhibit CIUMN has partnered with Tolerance Minnesota to offer a teacher training for Chinese language and immersion teachers teaching grades 5-12, to learn how to teach about the Holocaust. We encourage Chinese teachers to invite their colleagues in history and social studies to support cross-disciplinary approaches to teaching about this time in history.

This professional development training uses “Echoes and Reflections,” a curriculum designed by the Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem, to help teachers teach about the Holocaust. A Chinese translation of the curriculum will be provided to all participants. This training will be facilitated by a trainer from Yad Vashem who will visit from Israel. All participants will receive a free copy of the curriculum. Teachers will receive CEU credit and lunch will be provided. Register for this free program TODAY.


Jewish Refugees in Shanghai exhibit coming to Minnesota

Exhibit showcase: March 19-May 7, 2015 at the Sabes Jewish Community Center

Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941) is a collaborative community effort to share information about the unique experiences of Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II. Learn more about the exhibit and related events.

2014 Confucius Institute of the Year

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota was awarded the “Confucius Institute of the Year” for 2014 during the 9th Confucius Institute Conference in Xiamen! Read more.

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