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Resources for Educators

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota is committed to supporting teachers of Chinese language by developing programming and working on initiatives. The Confucius Institute:

Professional Development

The Confucius Institute offers many professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators throughout the year, which include various workshops, monthly teacher gatherings, summer programs, an annual teacher meeting, and more. Learn more about professional development opportunities.

K-12 Student Opportunities

The Confucius Institute offers several opportunities for K-12 students to enhance their Chinese language and cultural experiences, including annual events, summer programs, and proficiency testing. Learn more about K-12 student opportunities.

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is a U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world. The program is sponsored by the Department of State and administered by American Councils for International Education. NSLI-Y provides merit-based scholarships for high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic year overseas immersion programs. Learn more about NSLI-Y. 


There are many resources available to Chinese language and cultural educators and learners. The Confucius Institute has collected a list of University of Minnesota and community resrouces. Learn more about resources available.