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Confucius Institute Day is September 27

Join the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota as we celebrate Confucius Institute Day with free, fun, and engaging activities for all ages. More information to come soon.

Confucius Institute Coming to Morris

A satellite office of the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota is coming to the Morris campus. (More.)

Confucius Institute Hosts Annual Chinese Teacher's New Year Celebration

On January 24, 2014 the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota hosted its annual Chinese New Year celebration for Chinese language teachers. More than 30 teachers attended to help ring in the Year of the Horse on the University of Minnesota campus. (More.)

2013 Minnesota Chinese Language Teachers Meeting

The Confucius Institute welcomed 53 people on Thursday, October 17 for the 6th annual Minnesota Chinese Language Teachers Meeting held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. (More.)

Inner Mongolia University Music Ensemble Performances

The Confucius Institute hosted a group of 12 musicians and performers from Inner Mongolia University on October 1-4, 2013. (More.)

First annual Minnesota World Language Proficiency Award recognizes more than 150 Chinese language learners on University of Minnesota campus

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Education collaborated to honor more than 150 Chinese language learners at the first annual Minnesota World Language Proficiency Award ceremony on October 3, 2013. (More.)

Confucius Institute engages with visitors to Dragon Festival

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota hosted a table with the China Center at the Dragon Festival on July 13 and July 14, 2013. (More.)

CI Hosts Fifth Annual StarTalk Summer Institute

From June 17 to 28, instructors from the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) delivered a professional development class of fourteen Chinese language teachers. (More.)

First Online YCT Test

Between May 20 and May 30, 2013 the Confucius Institute held a series of YCT tests at four of its Confucius Classrooms sites. The tests involved bands two, three and four with 90 students taking the tests. (More.)

Annual HSK Testing

From May 14th to May 17th, the Confucius Institute held annual HSK testing, Chinese proficiency test, sessions for Orono High School, Westonka High School, Excelsior Elementary and Scenic Heights Elementary. (More.)

Capital Normal University’s Chamber Ensemble Visits

From April 29 to 30, the Capital Normal University’s Chamber Ensemble visited Confucius Institute’s two Confucius classrooms – Minnetonka High School and Patrick Henry High School, where the delegation offered eight traditional Chinese music workshops that explain the history of the music instruments, including pipa, erhu, Chinese flute and xun, and showcase some feature traditional Chinese music pieces. The high school students were put into amazement by the beauty and uniqueness of the traditional Chinese music.

Annual China Day

On April 15th, the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota (CIUMN) held the annual China Day at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium. More than 600 students from 8 high schools throughout Minnesota participated in the event.(More.)

Asia Society's Chris Livaccari Visits CIUMN

The The Confucius Institute welcomed Asia Society's Director of Education and Chinese Language Initiatives, Chris Livaccari on March 8 and 9. Mr. Livaccari brought his international language learning experiences and passion for teaching to two great professional workshops. (More.)

Confucius Institute Holds 5th Annual Chinese Teachers New Year Party

The Confucius Institute celebrated the Year of the Snake with 50 Minnesota language teachers from across the state on February 15, the sixth day of the traditional Chinese New Year’s fortnight-long celebration. (More.)

Workshop in the Use of Integrated Performance Assessment

On January 19, the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota (CIUMN) held a professional development workshop addressing the topic of using Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) in teaching. (More.)

Confucius Institute Executive Director Receives Worldwide Recognition from Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban

Congratulations to Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota’s (CIUMN) executive director, Joan Brzezinski, who was awarded a 2012 Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award. (More.)

Minnesota Chinese Language Teachers Annual Conference

Members of the Minnesota Chinese language teaching community convened at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on November 11 for the Confucius Institute's Minnesota Chinese Language Teachers Annual Conference. (More.)

U.S. debut of the Baoting Li and Miao Autonomous County Song and Dance Troupe

The award-winning Baoting Li and Miao Autonomous County Song and Dance Troupe made its U.S. debut on October 16 at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the University of Minnesota campus. (More.)

Confucius Institute Summer Camp at Capital Normal University in China

The Confucius Institute Summer Camp at Capital Normal University in China hosted 18 high school students from the Orono and Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan school districts for a two-week campin July. (More.)

Confucius Institute at Dragon Boat Festival

On July 14-15, 2012 the China Center and Confucius Institute hosted a booth at the annual Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Phalen Park in St. Paul. (More.)

STARTALK CIPOMIP 2012 a success

The two-week STARTALK program ran from June 18 - June 29 and had 18 participants.  The focus of the program was to understand the nature of culture, culture learning, and the interrelatedness of language and culture for improving Chinese language teaching. (More.)

Joan Brzezinski named executive director of the University’s China Center and Confucius Institute

Joan Brzezinski has been named executive director of the University’s China Center and Confucius Institute. Joan has been the interim director of the China Center while serving in her permanent position as director of the Confucius Institute. (More.)

Confucius Institute satellite office opens on Crookston campus

The University of Minnesota - Crookston campus opened a Confucius Institute satellite office on January 28 with a Chinese New Year event that included a dance performance and dinner.

Confucius Institute satellite office opens on Duluth campus

The University of Minnesota - Duluth campus' new Confucius Institute will offer programs and resources to educators in the region, especially in K-12 schools. Joan Brzezinski, Director and Qijie Li, Assistant Director attended the grand opening on January 21.

Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota named “Institute of the Year”

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota was named a 2011 Confucius Institute of the Year by the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters. Qijie Li, assistant director, accepted the honor on behalf of the Institute at a ceremony in Beijing, China, on December 12. (More.)

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明尼苏达大学孔子学院夏令营圆满结束 

7月29日由国家汉办主办、首都师范大学承办的美国明尼苏达大学孔子学院夏令营圆满结束。短短的14天夏令营生活有如一道精彩纷呈的中国大餐,营员们不但在课堂上品味到了中国文化的魅力,更通过丰富多彩的活动尝到了原汁原味的中国百姓生活。

明尼苏达大学孔子学院夏令营在北京圆满闭幕 

日前,在首都师范大学举办的美国明尼苏达大学孔子学院夏令营闭幕。短短的14天的夏令营生活有如一道精彩纷呈的中国大餐,营员们不但在课堂上品味到了中国文化的魅力,更通过丰富多彩的活动尝到了原汁原味的中国百姓生活。

2012年吉林大学赴美国孔子学院巡演系列报道 

美国当地时间2月8日,伴随着清晨的第一缕阳光,吉林大学赴美国孔子学院巡演代表团成员就已经从驻地出发,乘坐大巴前往明尼苏达州的弗格斯福尔斯市,为明尼苏达州11所孔子课堂和当地学校的学生献上此次巡演活动的最后一场演出。明尼苏达大学孔子学院的相关负责人同车前往。

2012年吉林大学赴美国孔子学院巡演系列报道 

美国时间2月6日,正值中国的元宵佳节,吉林大学赴美国孔子学院巡演代表团经过短暂的休整,继续前往位于美丽的密西西比河畔、明尼苏达州圣保罗市的明尼苏达大学校园,进行此次巡演的第四场演出。 

Chinese dancers wow a full house

The Chinese American Association of Minnesota (CAAM) Chinese Dance Theater (CDT) performed for a full house in Kiehle Auditorium at University of Minnesota, Crookston Saturday evening, following a Lunar New Year dinner servcd in Bede Ballroom.

Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota named 'Institute of the Year' on KSTP

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota has been named “Institute of the Year” and was honored at a ceremony in Beijing, China. 

Celebrate the Launch of UMD's New Confucius Institute 

Gao HongTo celebrate the launch of UMD's new Confucius Institute, Gao Hong, world-renowned Chinese pipa soloist, and Carleton College's Chinese Music Ensemble will perform on Saturday, January 21 at 3 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall. 

Chinese Dance Theater coming to the U of M, Crookston

The beautiful and vibrant culture of China will be brought to the University of Minnesota, Crookston by the Chinese American Association of Minnesota (CAAM) Chinese Dance Theater on Jan. 28. The dance theater will perform in Kiehle Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. Preceding the dance performance, there will be a Lunar New Year Dinner served at 6 p.m. 

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