The Confucius Institute (CI) at San Diego State University was established in collaboration with the Office of Chinese Language International Council (Hanban). Hanban is committed to making Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services available to the public and to the promotion of cultural diversity and harmony. Through academic partnership with Xiamen University, the CI at SDSU aims to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation between China and the United States. This partnership will serve to promote the development of Chinese language education in the greater San Diego region and Baja California as a whole, while continuing to foster historical understanding and cultural collaboration on both sides of the Pacific.
The CI at SDSU focuses especially on teacher training. By offering both on-site and online classes, while also utilizing the most advanced language teaching pedagogy and technology, the CI at SDSU aims to establish a public face and a central environment for Chinese teachers training in Southern California and Baja California and the greater San Diego region as a whole.
Mission and Goals
To offer teacher-training and to provide a pool of well-qualified and well-trained Chinese language teachers to meet the language and culture learning demands of the greater San Diego region
To assist local schools with the development of Chinese language programs and to provide them with teaching resources
To provide a series of seminars and courses in language and culture with San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and local arts and cultural communities
To provide a series of seminars and workshops in economic and market updates for business executives, collaborating with the SDWTC, ABA and local business communities
To provide information and consultative services for people who are interested in conducting cultural, economic and business activities with China
The CI Headquarter- Hanban
Hanban is the executive body of the Chinese Language Council International, a non-governmental and non-profit organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of China. Hanban is committed to making the Chinese language and culture teaching resources and services available to the world, to meeting the demands of overseas Chinese learners to the utmost, to contributing to the formation of a world of cultural diversity and harmony.
SDSU and Confucius Institute
The Confucius Institute (CI) at San Diego State University is established in collaboration with Hanban. Housed in the College of Arts and Letters, the purposes of the CI at SDSU are to strengthen educational cooperation between China and the United States, and to promote the development of Chinese language education at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels as well as at the community schools. The CI at SDSU focuses especially on teacher training. By offering both on-site and online classes while utilizing the most advanced language teaching pedagogy and technology, the CI at SDSU aims to establish a public face and a central environment for Chinese teachers training in Southern California and Baja California, especially in greater San Diego region.
Our Partner- Xiamen University
Like every Confucius Institute, the CI at SDSU partners with one of the elite Chinese universities, Xiamen University. Founded in 1921, Xiamen University is a distinguished national research university located in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. It is the first university founded by overseas Chinese. By the end of 2008, Xiamen University has established 9 CIs by partnering with universities and institutions throughout the world. The CI at SDSU is its 10th Confucius Institute and the first CI Xiamen University established in the United States.
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5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-6060
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