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Join Us for Chinese Language Cafe on May 24!

Come practice your Chinese (or learn a few words!), enjoy delicious Chinese-style snacks, and meet new pengyou at the Chinese Language Cafe! All language levels are welcome!

Interested in taking classes at the Confucius Institute? Chinese Language Cafe also provides an opportunity for prospective students to consult with instructors and learn more about our classes.

The Confucius Institute will also host a Resource Center Open House. Come explore our collection of Chinese books, movies and cultural materials!

Time and Date: Thursday, May 24, 5:30-7:30pm
Location: University International Center

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Apply Now: STARTALK Program
Teaching and Assessing Chinese Culture
and Language Authentically

Online: June 20-22
On-site: June 25-July 3
Instructional Days and Hours: 10 Days, 60 hours

In this FREE two-week program, Chinese language teachers will learn about integrating culture and language instruction to achieve cultural learning in the classroom. The 2018 STARTALK program will use a blended model with four online and six face-to-face (residential) instructional days.

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2018 Minnesota Chinese Speech Contest
for High School Students

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota hosted the second annual Minnesota Chinese Speech Contest for High School Students at Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins, Minnesota. Fourteen students from across the state competed in four levels of the competition. The Confucius Institute congratulates all participants for their efforts and wishes the winning contestants the best of luck on the next stage of the competition!

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Community Chinese Language Classes

Registration is now open for Summer 2018 Community Chinese Language Classes. Classes run June 11 to August 23. Learn more

10th Anniversary of the Confucius Institute

In 2018, the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Save the date for a conference on career opportunities and future trajectories for K-16 students who have made the study of Mandarin language a priority in their K-16 education. Learn more

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Resource Center Hours

Mon.-Th. 8:00-Noon, 1:00-8:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:00-Noon, 1:00-4:30 p.m.