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Inaugural Minnesota Chinese Speech Contest

Chinese language learners from throughout the state gathered at the University of Minnesota for the first annual Minnesota Chinese Speech Contest on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The full-day program included a keynote speech by Michael Everson, Professor Emeritus from the University of Iowa, separate speech competitions for 15 distinct levels of Chinese language learners, a talent show for high school contestants, and several award ceremonies. Read more!

Community Language

language classes

Registration is now open for CIUMN's summer Community Chinese Language and Culture Classes. Courses will begin on June 12 and run through August 24 with no classes the week of July 3 - 6. Select which course is right for you and secure your spot today! More information.

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Register Now: 2017 STARTALK


Online: June 13-16
On-site: June 19-26

In this FREE two-week program, Chinese language teachers will learn about integrating culture and language instruction to achieve cultural learning in the classroom. More information.

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May Chinese Language Cafe

Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Learn more and RSVP here!

Summer 2017 Community Chinese Classes

Registration open!
Learn more about offerings here!

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