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Things you need to know about Confucius Institutes

Updated : 2018-04-12

The Confucius Institutes are set up worldwide by the Hanban (Chinese Language Council International) to promote Chinese language and culture, with the use of standard Chinese language textbooks for overseas learners and Chinese language courses, for cultural and educational exchanges and more friendly relations with other countries to promote cultural diversity globally. Schools wanting to help with Confucius Institutes overseas need considerable experience in cross-cultural communication and qualified Chinese language teaching facilities and volunteers, and are generally found in major Chinese cities. Shanxi University has one overseas Confucius Institute at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in America.

Confucius Institute at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)

This is located in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, a financial hub of the American southeast and was founded in March 2017 under an inter-university agreement. The Confucius Institute at University of North Carolina Charlotte is aspired to become a leading institute to promote language and cultural understanding and building bridges between Greater Charlotte and China. Confucius Institute will be a vital part of the internationalization process of UNC-Charlotte, and a catalyst of change to educational and social development of China. With this vision and working with various partners collaboratively, UNCC-CI will further the development and understanding of Chinese language and culture on UNCC campus, K-12 community, and Greater Charlotte area, and promote collaboration between U.S. and China, and especially between UNCC and Shanxi University.

Scholarships

The Confucius Institute Scholarship is part of a Chinese government program to encourage overseas students, scholars and Chinese language teachers to come to China for further study to stimulate the development of Confucius Institutes and international Chinese language education. The Confucius Institute, or Hanban, is in charge of the program, its design, and training for qualified students and the school where they will study. Shanxi University is responsible for the education and administration of qualified students and has enrolled over 50 overseas students in the Confucius Institute Scholarship program since, 2010.

Taking part in cultural activities

Because of Shanxi University’s a long history it was asked by Hanban, the International Chinese Language Council, to administer the Confucius Institutes worldwide and has sent many people to Armenia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Laos, Cambodia and the United States for cultural activities 2009 - 14, which included vocal music performances, traditional musical instrument performances, dances, painting and calligraphy. These tours combine Shanxi folk dances and music and have shown the remarkable features of the Yellow River Valley civilization and have shown the strength of Shanxi University, and promoted cooperation with overseas universities.

Eligibility

Masters of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages:

This scholarship is provided to outstanding students of Confucius Institutes, overseas Chinese language teachers, outstanding HSK exams takers, “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition winners (Foreign College Students), and foreign high school students, and outstanding graduates of Chinese language programs around the world.

One-Academic-Year + Masters of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages:

This scholarship is for Confucius Institute students from Africa and Latin America who would like to engage in Chinese language teaching.

One-Academic Year:

This scholarship is for outstanding students of Confucius Institutes, “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition winners (Foreign College Students), foreign high school students, overseas Chinese language teachers, outstanding graduates of Chinese language from around the world, outstanding HSK takers, or anyone intending to become a Chinese teacher. Qualified people can major in Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History or Chinese Philosophy.

One-Semester:

This is for outstanding students of Confucius Institutes, “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition winners (Foreign College Students), foreign high school students, overseas Chinese language teachers, outstanding graduates of Chinese language programs around the world, and outstanding HSK takers. Qualified people can study Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy. To apply check the following homepage: http://wsc.sxu.edu.cn/kzxy/kyjxj/63550.htm

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