A Chinese culture trip to Chicago Chinatown was held by WMU Confucius Institute on June 11th, 2016. Students and families, 38 people in total, from the Chinese Immersion Program in Meadow Brook, Grand Rapids, and the Chinese Teaching School in Kalamazoo paid a visit to Chicago Chinatown. They were excited about having a deep and extensive contact with the Chinese culture.
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The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University sponsored and participated in the 35th Chinese New Year celebration organized by the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo on Feb. 6.
Twenty families of students attending Meadow Brook Elementary school in Grand Rapids experienced a day trip to Chinatown in Chicago on August 15. hosted by the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University. .
On May 7, Counselor Qin Juhua, director of the education office at the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago, and two other officials visited the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University for meetings and to host training sessions.
On May 8, the delegation met with the WMU provost, Dr. Timothy Greene. They exchanged opinions on various topics and discussed the possibilities for cooperation.
Teachers of Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University traveled to north Michigan on May 4th and spent three days for cultural classes in Inland Lake Elementary as well as team building activities in Mackinaw City/Island.
The Confucius Institute at WMU hosted the 2015 Chinese New Year Gala on Feb. 11 at Wesley Foundation. Provost Timothy Greene and Dr. Molly Lynde-Recchia, chair of World Languages and Literatures were some of the attendees. Dr. Wolfgang Schlöer, associate provost and director of Confucius Institute at WMU gave the opening remarks for the gala followed by the traditional Lion dance opening. Participants enjoyed 13 performances about China and participated in three rounds of Chinese games.
On January 23rd, teachers from Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University visited Northward Elementary School in Allegan and had three 50-min presentations about Chinese New Year for second, third and fourth graders.
The Confucius Institute and Chinese language program at Western Michigan University will hold a 2015 Chinese New Year Gala on Feb. 11 Wednesday at Wesley Foundation from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. 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.
Open to the public | Registration required | Free admission