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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.


3rd Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop

The 3rd workshop on the ancient art form of Chinese paper cutting will be hosted by the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, in Brown Hall Room 2045. The workshop includes a brief presentation about the history of paper cutting and a hands-on opportunity to create your own paper cuttings, including paper cutting for window decoration and Chinese Characters.