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Confucius Institute to hold Chinese camps

For the latest information, please visit http://experiencechinese.com/index.php/programs/summer-camp. The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (CI-MSU) is holding a non-profit Chinese Language and Culture Camp for K-12 students this summer. The program includes camps at three different levels: Kindergarten through grade 5, 6th grade through 8th grade, and 9th grade through 12th grade. The camps feature… Read More »

Codde elected to military education board

Joseph Codde, professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University, was elected to serve a two-year term on the University Military Education Advisory Committee beginning in August. The committee provides oversight and guidance as to the ways in which military education at MSU may best serve the university, state and nation.  This includes… Read More »

Oxford schools, led by alumnus William Skilling, plans Chinese exchange program

Michigan’s Oxford Community Schools system is pushing educational boundaries with its new virtual and physical exchange programs with Chinese students and educators. “We feel it is mission-critical for every student to become fluent in a world language and fluent in multiple world cultures,” said Oxford Superintendent William Skilling, who is also an 1988 and ’92 graduate… Read More »

Confucius Institute presents Chinese New Year Festival

The Chinese New Year festival is the most important holiday for Chinese people. On the seventh day of the Chinese New Year (which falls on Jan. 29 this year), the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University invites students, faculty, staff and families throughout the Lansing area to celebrate this great festival with a special performance… Read More »

Confucius Institute’s ZON program a success in Flushing

Since 2006, the Confucius Institute at the MSU College of Education has been working on ZON — a program that uses computer games to help fifth and sixth graders learn about Chinese language and culture. ZON is used in ten school districts across five different states, including the Flushing district in Michigan. Ruhui Ni, director of ZON, said that the team had… Read More »

Confucius Institute celebrates dragon boat race and new elementary program

Sunday, September 4, the MSU and greater Lansing community gathered along the banks of Grand River to witness an ancient Chinese tradition: dragon boat racing. The dragon boat race, sponsored in part by the MSU College of Education‘s Confucius Institute (CI-MSU), consisted of several long racing boats, which were decorated to look like dragons. Traditionally, each boat has 20 paddlers, one drummer, one steerer and one person designated… Read More »