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Students as Linguists and Diplomats: Strategies for Preparing Globally Competent Chinese Language Students

with Chris Livaccari

Join the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota and guest speaker, Chris Livaccari, for a professional development on developing global competency in Chinese language students.

About Chris Livaccari
Chris Livaccari is Director of Education and Chinese Language Initiatives at Asia Society in New York. He is a Chinese and Japanese language educator and a former U.S. Foreign Service officer in Tokyo and Shanghai. The Asia Society is one of the leading voices of Chinese language education in the United States.

Global Competency
The Asia Society defines global competence as "the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance." (Educating for Global Competence, 2011) As students develop as proficient, and even bilingual, speakers of Chinese, it is important that they are also developing as responsible members of a global community. Chris Livaccari will give an overview of global competency and strategies for developing these skills in your students.


Saturday, March 9
10 am - 12 pm

(note time change)


FREE, but registration required


101 University International Center
331-17th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


This event is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, please email Emily Ruskin at with your name and the name of your school(s).