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On May 21, 2016, 25 high school students from across the Midwest participated in the 2016 Midwest Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for U.S. High School Students hosted by the Confucius Institute at University of Minnesota (CIUMN) and co-sponsored by the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago and Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban. (More.)
On Friday, January 29, 2016, the University of Minnesota Confucius Institute hosted the 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration for Teachers. (More.)
The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota together with the Minnesota Department of Education hosted the third annual Chinese Proficiency Awards on Saturday, October 10, 2015. (More.)
The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota celebrated International Confucius Institute Day with a performance by the Capital Normal University Performance Troupe on September 22, 2015. (More.)
The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota was awarded the “Confucius Institute of the Year” for 2014 during the 9th Confucius Institute Conference in Xiamen. (More.)
The Volunteers In-Service Conference is an annual training program that provides continued professional development for Hanban visiting teachers. This year, the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota was honored to host the conference (More.)
On October 23, Chinese language educators throughout Minnesota came to Coffman Union to hear Huajing Maske speak about interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning Chinese language in K-12 schools. (More.)
September 27, 2014 marked the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Confucius Institute. (More.)
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. (More.)
A satellite office of the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota is coming to the Morris campus. (More.)
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.)
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.)
The Confucius Institute hosted a group of 12 musicians and performers from Inner Mongolia University on October 1-4, 2013. (More.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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 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.)
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.
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.
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.)
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.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota has been named “Institute of the Year” and was honored at a ceremony in Beijing, China.
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.
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.