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Fall Community and Chinese Language Classes

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Registration is open for fall term 2016 Chinese Language and Culture Classes at the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota. Our 10-week classes on Chinese language and culture will take place from September 12 - November 17, 2016.


NSLI-Y Students Arrive in Shanghai

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota's NSLI-Y group recently left for seven weeks of immersion into Chinese language and culture in Shanghai. This year's NSLI-Y Shanghai group is comprised of 25 students from 14 states, chosen from nearly 3,900 applicants nationwide. Follow along with their journey through weekly updates! Read more!



Over the course of this two-week program, 20 Chinese language teachers from across the nation learned various methods for enhance cultural and language learning in their classrooms. Participants engaged in activities including reflections on culture, developing authentic teaching materials and lesson plans, and leading half-day micro teaching sessions. Read more!


2016 Midwest Regional Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for U.S. High School Students


On May 21, 2016, 25 high school students from across the Midwest participated in the 2016 Midwest Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for U.S. High School Students hosted by the Confucius Institute at University of Minnesota (CIUMN) and co-sponsored by the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago and Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban. Read more!


NSLI-Y Shanghai Program Particiapant Featured on the NSLI-Y Interactive Wesbsite

Hear about Seth Paternostro's experience in Shanghai as a participant of the summer 2015 University of Minnesota implemented NSLI-Y Shangai program, now featured on the NSLI-Y Interactive website.

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