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Chinese Cultural and Language Spring Camp

The UK Confucius Institute offers a one week Chinese Culture and Language Camp during spring break.  Throughout the program, students are taught simple Chinese language and take a part in a variety of cultural activities. This program is for children in grades 3-6. Click here for more information.

Chinese Cultural and Language Summer Camp
The UK Confucius Institute offers a one week Chinese Culture and Language Camp at the beginning of summer holiday. Throughout the program, students are taught Chinese language and take a part in a variety of cultural activities. This program is for students in grades 9-12. Click here for more information.

Professional Development
At the UK Confucius Institute, we understand how important it is for our Chinese teachers to stay abreast with the new ideas, new developments and best practices in the classrooms. In light of this, we hold yearly routine Professional Development Workshops to help our CI teachers and Kentucky local teachers to improve and grow in their teaching. We offer 8-10 Professional Development Workshops each year. Our workshops focus on Chinese teaching pedagogy, new developments and ideas in education and classroom management. Previous presenters include Dr. Mimi Met, Dr. Jianghua Bai, Dr. Henry Ruan, to name a few.
In addition to Chinese teachers PD workshops, we will hold Professional Development Workshops for Kentucky's Social Studies teachers on how to teach about China. Click here for more information.

High School Students' China Trip
The UK Confucius Institute is pleased to announce the Summer China Trip for Kentucky high school students. This trip is a 14 day study tour of China and is designed to help students expand their Chinese language and cultural experiences. There is a scholarship provided for each participant that covers all the expenses within China. Participants must pay the visa application fee and roundtrip airfare. Click here for more information.

Educators' China Trip
This program is designed to help participants expand their Chinese language and cultural programs. The trip is sponsored by the UK Confucius Institute and all expenses within China are paid for. The participants must pay for the visa application fee and their international round trip airfare. Click here for more information.

Chinese Proficiency Competition
The competition consists of three parts: Speech, Q&A (only for the high school level), and Cultural Performance. The winner from the high school competition will go on to the next round in Washington, DC. Click here for more information.

AP Chinese Resources
The AP Chinese Language and Culture course is designed to be comparable to fourth semester college/university courses in Mandarin Chinese. These AP courses deepen the students’ immersion into the Chinese language and culture and prepare students to demonstrate their level of Chinese proficiency. Click here for more information.