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2018 Minnesota Chinese Speech Contest
for High School Students

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Community Center (1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305)
Theme: 我的中国缘

Minnesota high school students (must be born between November 1, 1998 – October 1, 2003) are invited to participate in the Minnesota Chinese Speech Contest hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota. The contest will include a two-minute speech, a written test on Chinese cultural trivia, and a three-minute talent performance.

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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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A Look Back at China Day 2018

On February 8, 2018, more than 500 students from twelve schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin gathered at China Day 2018 to hear Jessica Beinecke present on how she became a Chinese social media sensation.

The goal of China Day is to encourage Chinese language learning and promote interest in Chinese culture among high school students in Minnesota.

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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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