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2014 Bronco Bash and Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University promoted Chinese culture at university and office level. Two festivals, bronco bash and mid-autumn festival, at the beginning of the new academic year kindled the passion for Chinese culture at WMU.


2014 Fall Registration under Way for Low-cost Chinese Culture Classes

KALAMAZOO--The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University is accepting registrations for Fall Chinese culture classes that begin the week of Sep. 8, 2014.

The low-cost classes are taught by instructors from Beijing Language and Culture University and are open to the public. They meet once a week, are taught in English, and are offered to adults age 18 or older for personal enrichment rather than academic credit.


Welcome to Our 2014 Chinese New Year Gala

The Confucius Institute and Chinese language program at Western Michigan University will hold a 2014 Chinese New Year Gala on Jan. 29 at Wesley Foundation. You can experience Chinese cultural activities, enjoy traditional Chinese New Year dinner, see and hear performances of Chinese dance, music and arts here. Besides these, you may also win a prize there. Welcome to join us. 


Confucius Institute Showcases Chinese Culture at Bronco Bash

Western Michigan University holds “Bronco Bash” annually in the beginning of the fall semester to welcome new students. During “Bronco Bash”, academic departments, school institutes and student associations all promote themselves to attract new students’ attention. WMU Confucius Institute also joined  “Bronco bash” for the 5th year.


New Group of Chinese Teachers Arrived

The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University welcomes an new group of Chinese teachers for language, and history and culture courses in Forest Hills and Portage Public Schools and Kalamazoo Montessori School. The Chinese teachers and volunteers, all of whom come from Beijing Language and Culture University, will be in Michigan for periods ranging from one to three years and all are formally trained in teaching Chinese as a second language.