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Celebrate Confucius Institute Day on September 27

Water CalligraphyJoin the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota as we celebrate Confucius Institute Day with free, fun, and engaging activities for all ages.

Attractions at the Confucius Day Celebration at the University of Minnesota will include:

Learn more about Confucius Institute Day.


Second Annual Chinese Proficiency Award Ceremony and Reception

Saturday, September 27, 2014
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Ted Mann Concert Hall

Please join the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Education at the second annual Chinese Proficiency Award Ceremony and Reception. This event will recognize your student for successful performance on the 2014 Youth Chinese Test (YCT), Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Chinese proficiency test, and/or the STAMP Proficiency Assessment.

Learn more and RSVP


Great news for immersion schools in Minnesota

An Omnibus Education Policy Bill was signed into law by Governor Dayton last spring will make it easier for immersion schools to hire native speakers. Among the provisions that MAIN has supported and/or followed in this session:

More details and links to the bill can be found on the Minnesota Advocates for Immersion Network website.

New Confucius Institute satellite office at the University of Minnesota-Morris campus

A satellite office of the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota is coming to the Morris campus. As a part of the University of Minnesota’s outreach mission, CIUMN serves communities statewide by delivering educational programs that connect them to Chinese language and culture in meaningful ways. (More.)


Celebrating 100 Years Since the first Chinese Students at the U

China 100 is a yearlong celebration honoring the first students from China and the wealth of connections that have come since. More at

HSK Testing

Sign up for the HSK Chinese Proficiency Test conducted by the Confucius Institute. Registration deadline is Sept. 30 for HSK test on Oct. 11, 2014!

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