Posts Tagged with “Chinese language”

Confucius Institute offers summer program for teachers, students interested in learning Chinese language and culture

April 18th, 2012

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - For the fifth consecutive year, Bryant University's Confucius Institute will offer two summer programs for the study of Chinese language and culture.

A two-week program for elementary-, middle- and high-school students and a three-week program for current and prospective K-12 teachers are offered through a grant from STARTALK, part of the federal government's National Security Language Initiative, which seeks to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages that are not widely taught in the United State.

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Confucius Institute offers summer program for teachers, students interested in learning Chinese language and culture

April 15th, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Bryant University's Confucius Institute is offering two summer programs for the study of Chinese language and culture.

A two-week program for middle- and high-school students and three-week program for current and prospective K-12 teachers are offered through a grant from STARTALK, part of the federal government's National Security Language Initiative, which seeks to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages that are not widely taught in the United State. This is the fourth consecutive year Bryant has received a STARTALK grant.

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Lincoln School Department dedicates new Confucius Classrooms

October 6th, 2010

The Lincoln School Department's dedication ceremony for its two new Confucius classrooms culminated with a performance by a trio of Mongolian folk singers at Lincoln High School. The classrooms at the high school and Northern Elementary school are satellites of Bryant University's Confucius Institute.

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Say ‘ni hao’ to Mandarin at Lincoln High School

October 6th, 2010

Thanks to a partnership with the  Confucius Institute at Bryant University, Lincoln High School will be able to institute Mandarin classes that are taught on site by a native Mandarin speaker.

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NAHS dedicates Confucius Classroom

November 12th, 2009

A collaboration between North Attleboro, Mass., and Bryant's Confucius Institute yields the region's newest Confucius Classroom in the town's high school. The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports that 32 students are enrolled in the introductory Chinese course, with the expectation that a higher-level course will be added next year for students who want to continue their study of the language.

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Teaching culture in a Chinese language program

November 9th, 2009

In a paper published in the Fall 2009 issue of the journal US-China Review, authors John Q. Lu and Hong Yang, director of Bryant's U.S.-China Institute, review the encouraging results delivered by the integrated approach Bryant University's Startalk Program takes in teaching Chinese language and culture to K-12 students.  (The US-China Review is the quarterly publication of the US-China Peoples Friendship Association.)

Smithfield High School’s Confucius classroom teaches Chinese language and culture

October 15th, 2009

The Providence Journal reports on the opening of the nation's first Confucius Classrooms, an educational collaboration between Smithfield public schools and Bryant's Confucius Institute.

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Confucius Classrooms teach kids about China

October 14th, 2009

WJAR reports on today's dedication ceremony of two Confucius Classrooms in Smithfield public schools, opened in partnership with Bryant University's Confucius Institute.

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Bryant to host Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) April 18

March 3rd, 2009

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - On April 18, Bryant University's Confucius Institute will become one of the first institutions in Southern New England to offer all three levels of China's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK), known as the Chinese Proficiency Test.

The deadline to register for the test is March 27, 2009; an information session will be held at Bryant on March 17, 2009. For more information, please visit http://china.bryant.edu or contact Ms. Kun Xie at (401) 232 6883 or kxie@bryant.edu.

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Registration opens for Chinese language classes at Confucius Institute

December 30th, 2008

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  — Bryant University's Confucius Institute is offering to the public two courses in Chinese language - one for youngsters in grades K-12, the other for adults.

The Chinese Language Class for Young Learners will be held on the Bryant campus every Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. beginning on Feb. 2. The class, which runs for 15 weeks, is intended to introduce students to basic conversational Chinese as well as reading and writing skills. Emphasis will be given to immersing participants in the language and providing a good foundation in essential phrases and common vocabulary. The course will also incorporate Chinese cultural issues associated with the language.

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