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K-12 Opportunities

K-12 Cultural Access Mini-Grant: The Confucius Institute Cultural Access Mini-Grant Program serves Minnesota’s K-12 school community with the aim to increase opportunities for Minnesota schools to engage in Chinese language and culture activities.

Chinese Bridge Summer Camp: Organized by the Hanban, the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp is an elite 14-day intensive language and culture training program for 717 American high school students studying Mandarin Chinese, and their teachers.

Chinese Bridge Speech Contest: Co-sponsored by the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago and Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban, the Chinese Bridge Speech Contest started in 2007 with the intention of providing a stage for Chinese high school learners all over the world to communicate with each other and present their achievements in learning Chinese.

China Day: An annual event for high school students studying Chinese with the goal of encouraging Chinese language learning and promoting interest in Chinese culture among high school students in Minnesota.

Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Chinese Proficiency Test: The HSK is a standardized international Chinese proficiency test for non-native speakers. The HSK tests students’ ability to apply Chinese language in their studies, personal life and work.

Young Learners Chinese Test (YCT) Proficiency Test: Young Learners Chinese Test is a standardized international Chinese proficiency test, directed at examining non-native primary and secondary school students’ capability in applying Chinese language in their studies, personal lives and work.

Past K-12 Opportunities

Transitions: Collaborative Photo Exhibit for Minnesota and Chinese High School Students: A rare opportunity for young artists to exhibit their photography and participate in a cross-cultural artistic collaboration.