Confucius Institute at WMU held its 1st Chinese Bridge Competition

Confucius Institute at WMU held its 1st Chinese Bridge Contest for high school students on April 23rd 9am-12pm Kalamazoo time.  The contest was divided into 3 groups-Basic, Intermediate and Advance-based on the competitor’s Chinese efficiency.

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西密孔院首届“汉语桥”中学生中文比赛决赛圆满落幕

       当地时间23日上午9点,西密歇根大学孔子学院首届汉语桥中学生中文比赛决赛正式拉开帷幕。比赛分为初级组、中级组和高级组,参赛选手经过知识问答、汉语演讲和中华才艺三个环节的比赛,最终决出冠、亚、季军。其中,柯露溪、柯碧琳问鼎高级组冠军,她们将代表西密歇根大学孔子学院参加美国中西部地区汉语桥比赛决赛。

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The Confucius Institute at WMU Celebrates the 2017 Chinese New Year

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2016 Chinese Culture Trip to Chicago Chinatown

A Chinese culture trip to Chicago Chinatown was held by WMU Confucius Institute on June 11th, 2016. Students and families, 38 people in total, from the Chinese Immersion Program in Meadow Brook, Grand Rapids, and the Chinese Teaching School in Kalamazoo paid a visit to Chicago Chinatown. They were excited about having a deep and extensive contact with the Chinese culture.

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ATYP Summer Programs 2016

For bright kids who are eager to learn…

1/2 day camps | $135/camp | No eligibility requirements | Grades 5-9 and incoming seniors | Free t-shirt

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Chinese New Year Celebration in Kalamazoo rings in the Year of the Monkey.

The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University sponsored and participated in the 35th Chinese New Year celebration organized by the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo on Feb. 6.

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Chicago Chinatown Trip 2015

Twenty families of students attending Meadow Brook Elementary school in Grand Rapids experienced a day trip to Chinatown in Chicago on August 15. hosted by the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University. .

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Chicago consul officials visit the Confucius Institute at WMU

On May 7, Counselor Qin Juhua, director of the education office at the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago, and two other officials visited the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University for meetings and to host training sessions. 

On May 8, the delegation met with the WMU provost, Dr. Timothy Greene. They exchanged opinions on various topics and discussed the possibilities for cooperation.

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CI-WMU Three-day Educational Trip to Up North

Teachers of Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University traveled to north Michigan on May 4th and spent three days for cultural classes in Inland Lake Elementary as well as team building activities in Mackinaw City/Island. 

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Chinese New Year Celebration

The Confucius Institute at WMU hosted the 2015 Chinese New Year Gala on Feb. 11 at Wesley Foundation. Provost Timothy Greene and Dr. Molly Lynde-Recchia, chair of World Languages and Literatures were some of the attendees. Dr. Wolfgang Schlöer, associate provost and director of Confucius Institute at WMU gave the opening remarks for the gala followed by the traditional Lion dance opening. Participants enjoyed 13 performances about China and participated in three rounds of Chinese games.

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