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2016 Chinese New Year Celebration for Teachers

Chinese language teachers from across the state of Minnesota joined the Confucius Institute for an evening of mingling and networking, enjoying Chinese food, admiring student work on display, and winning prizes to take home to their classrooms. Read more.

5th Annual K-12 Mandarin Program Administrators Conference

Date: Friday, March 11, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Keynote: "Developing and Sustaining Strong Chinese Language Programs: Cultivating Chinese Teachers as World Language Teachers."

The Mandarin Program Administrators Conference offers insight into the world of K-12 Mandarin Chinese language program administration for educators interested in starting or developing Mandarin language programs at the school or district level. 

This year's conference will feature guest speaker Ms. Robin Harvey, Master Teacher of Foreign Language/TESOL/Bilingual Education in the Multilingual/Multicultural Studies Program of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Learn more.



Spring 2016
Weekend Workshops

Dates: February 20 and 27
Time: 9:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
To start of the lunar new year, we will be offering our first official Weekend Workshop Series focused on Chinese characters and stroke order. Learn more and register here! Seats are limited.

NSLI-Y Shanghai Program featured on NSLI-Y Interactive

Hear about the experiences of participants from the summer 2015 University of Minnesota implemented NSLI-Y Shangai program, now featured on the NSLI-Y Interactive website.

CIUMN named 2014 Confucius Institute of the Year

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

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