The Confucius Institute
The Confucius Institute is a non-profit education organization that is a partnership between the University of Massachusetts and the Office of Chinese Language International Council's (Hanban). The Confucius Institute promotes the teaching and understanding of Mandarin language and Chinese culture by offering Mandarin language courses and providing professional training to Mandarin language teachers.
The University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute is a system-wide entity with an office in the McCormack Building on the UMass Boston Campus.
The five University of Massachusetts campuses are engaged in a range of research and training programs, focused on Chinese language and culture.
Campus Advisory Council to the Interim Director of the UMass Confucius Institute
Governing Board Members of the UMass Confucius Institute
UMass Confucius Institute Contacts
Interim Associate Director
Various public schools have already engaged the University of Massachusetts Confucius Institute in initiatives that further the teaching of Mandarin. CLASS and Primary Source, organizations that provide learning opportunities and curriculum resources for K-12 educators, have worked with the Confucius Institute to disseminate Chinese language and cultural programming to its partner institutions. Communities throughout New England are welcome to participate in many Confucius Institute events and can request information through the Confucius Institute Website.
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