CHINA INSTITUTE’S AP CHINESE PREP COURSE

Get exclusive preparation for the AP Chinese Language and Culture test in this exciting new class at China Institute. This course provides a unique opportunity for high school students to boost their proficiency in Mandarin, gain an extra advantage on college applications, and prepare for college-level course work.

DISCOVER WETLANDS

May is American Wetlands Month — students, teachers, and the general public are invited to join a live webcast on May 9th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EST) to discover what students from Alaska to Virginia to Suzhou, China are doing to learn about and help wetlands!

Watching the webcast and participating in the live web chat is as easy as visiting WetlandsLIVE’s website.

UNDERSTANDING CHINA THROUGH LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

K-12 educators in all subjects are encouraged to join our twelve-week, 36 hours professional development course that explores how to use different genres of Chinese literature and art to effectively and innovatively teach about Chinese culture while meeting national, state, and city-wide teaching standards.

ADULT SUMMER INTENSIVE MANDARIN I & II

Complete one-year university language study this summer at the China Institute! Our six-week summer intensive programs will prepare you to converse about everyday life and read and write short passages in Chinese! Register before May 1 and save $125!

MANDARIN FOR FUTURE MANDARIN TEACHERS

Mandarin for Future Mandarin Teachers (MFMT) was established in 2006 through Confucius Institute at China Institute (CI@CI), a partnership between China Institute and East China Normal University (ECNU). This summer program provides scholarships for a select group of pre-service and in-service Chinese language teachers to take professional development courses taught by distinguished ECNU professors who are leading scholars in their respective fields.

SUMMER STUDY IN CHINA

Experience the excitement of Chinese-style life, take Chinese courses, explore different cities, and enjoy an "unforgettable, life-changing summer."

RAFFLE FOR MoMA FILM SCREENING

Enter our raffle for a chance to win two tickets for the New York premiere of Beijing Flickers at the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, Janary 10th, at 7:00 PM. There are 50 tickets up for grabs!

HS SUMMER STUDY IN CHINA - BEIJING 2012

"I loved going to the Bashang plateau. The life there is so different from my life in Beijing and it was absolutely beautiful there. My favorite part of the Bashang trip was riding on the horses. There’s nothing like galloping on a horse on the grasslands with the sun shining down. It’s exhilarating experience. I could talk for a long time about the 48 hours I spent in Bashang but I guess I ‘ll stop now. But the whole trip was an amazing experience!"

CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Chinese for Children program, following the American Council on Foreign Language Teaching (ACTFL, www.actfl.org) Standards, offers immersion style Mandarin Chinese classes to children from 3-13 years old. Your child will learn Mandarin Chinese language and culture through songs, stories, games and art projects in a student-centered classroom environment.

HS SUMMER STUDY IN CHINA - SHANGHAI 2012

On Sunday, SSC students split up into small groups and spent the day at the homes of various host families around Shanghai. Together they conversed in Mandarin, laughed, watched Chinese dating shows and embarked upon meaningful cultural exchange. Some groups cooked with their host parents while others walked around Shanghai getting an insider’s perspective on local life.

ADULT LANGUAGE AND STUDIO PROGRAMS

Phonetics & Pronunciation Workshop
Have you ever wanted to say mom but got a horse instead ( or )? Maybe you’ve received disapproving looks from your teachers when asking for a kiss instead of a question (wěn or wèn )? Understanding and using proper tones is crucial to effective oral Mandarin conversation, as tones convey difference in meaning. In this two-hour workshop, students focused on the phonetics of the Chinese language: initials, finals, pronunciation, tones, and special rules.

HS SUMMER IMMERSION ACADEMY - STARTALK

China Institute, together with STARTALK, offers a six-week Chinese language summer academy in New York City to metro-area high school students. Equivalent to one semester of high school Mandarin Chinese, the language academy offers intensive language instruction with an emphasis on practical communication skills integrated with cultural activities, hands-on studio art classes, and field trips to area sites of cultural and historical significance.

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE @ CHINA INSTITUTE

Mr. XU, the Vice-Chairman of the 9th and 10th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, gave a lecture on “The Essence of Chinese Culture and Contemporary China” at China Institute.

DISCOVER CHINA THROUGH ART (DCTA)

Discover China Through Art (DCTA) is the Gallery’s innovative art education program. We strive to introduce Chinese art and culture to all age groups, pre-K through seniors, through interactive gallery talks and art workshops in conjunction with Gallery exhibitions.

China 360 Featured Resource

Beijing and Nanjing China’s Capital Cities

Last summer, the Teach China program led a group of 14 U.S. educators to trace the history of Nanjing & Beijing from late imperial capitals into modern capitals in the 20th century. This resource collection explores these two important Chinese capitals.

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Upcoming Events

Buddhism and World Cultures
Lecture Series
- Explores the foundations, growth, and influence of Buddhism in India, China, Tibet, Japan, and the Western World. Coming this fall.
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Chinese for Children
An Immersion
- Style Class for Children Ages 3-13
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