Confucius Institute Programs
The Confucius Institute at NC State is proud to offer the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School students. This two-week program is structured to enhance understanding between American and Chinese high school students. Through a combination of classroom study and excursions, students will have a unique opportunity to expand their language skills while experiencing China’s rich culture, tradition, and history.
The Nanjing program is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at NCSU and is designed for students interested in studying Chinese language and culture. With Nanjing Normal University, experienced teachers who are specialized in teaching Chinese as a second language will teach an intensive Chinese language course. Previous Chinese language knowledge is not required; students will be arranged in different classes according to their performance in the initial placement test. Various cultural activities such as lectures on topics of Chinese culture, attendance at Chinese art performances and excursions to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Yangzhou will also be arranged. Students will have a chance to talk and communicate directly with not only Chinese college students, but also other foreign students from all over the world who are learning Chinese at NNU.
STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of Americans learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages by offering students (K–16) and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development, forming an extensive community of practice that seeks continuous improvement in such criteria as outcomes-driven program design, standards-based curriculum planning, learner-centered approaches, excellence in selection and development of materials, and meaningful assessment of outcomes.