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2014 Summer K-12 Chinese Language Teacher Training

2014 Summer K-12 Chinese Language Teacher Training
Opportunities to improve the quality of Chinese language teaching and to prepare K-12 Chinese language teachers pursuing teacher licensure with Chinese endorsement.

Language Learning

Language Learning
Information about non-credit online and in the classroom courses, tutoring, language proficiency exams and more.

HSK and YCT Language Proficiency Exams

HSK and YCT Language Proficiency Exams
Youth Chinese Test (YCT) application deadline is November 1st. Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) application deadline is November 15th.
Confucius Institute at PSU

The Confucius Institute at PSU promotes educational exchange and cooperation between the US and the People’s Republic of China. The China National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (HanBan) and PSU’s Office of International Affairs jointly established the Confucius Institute as a non-degree granting entity in 2007. Hanban provides a library materials grant and resources for hosting a visiting faculty member from Soochow University in Suzhou, PSU’s sister school in SW China. Hanban also provides support for community outreach and development of non-degree programs related to China and Chinese language studies.

A Documentary About the Confucius Institute at Portland State University

Free Tai Chi class ---The Oregonian: CIPDU Free tai chi classes downtown, at Portland State University offer exercise during the workday (video)


CI’s educational resources provide knowledge of Chinese language, culture, history, politics, economics, sociology, and philosophy through:

CI’s outreach services:

Teacher Training Programs

Short-term training programs for primary and secondary teachers of Chinese language for integration with local schools, colleges, and universities. Programs provide:

  • Advice/support for teachers of Chinese language and area studies
  • Chinese language teaching materials for students and teachers in the greater Portland area
  • Annual Summer K-12 Chinese Language Teacher Training Program
  • Chinese Language Conference at PSU

Chinese studies and Chinese language programs at PSU including: