headlines: Topic Areas National & Global Engagement

Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

In North Carolina and across the country, 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension programs. Extension’s centennial is linked to the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which provided funds for life-changing educational programs. Today, Cooperative Extension programs in North Carolina are based in all the state’s 100 counties and on the Qualla… Read More

STEM Outreach Initiative

The Goodnight Scholars Program’s STEM Outreach Initiative (SOI) encourages reciprocal partnerships between educational organizations (i.e., K-12 public school, non-profit organization focused on STEM education, etc.) in North Carolina and current Goodnight Scholars. Through these partnerships, organizations can use the STEM knowledge and skills of Goodnight Scholars to support educational programming for their various communities.

International Cultural Leadership Project (ICLP)

ICLP participants meet and interact with international students at cultural and volunteer activities, workshops, and seminars. NC State students get a chance to share their culture with others, expand their horizons, and work on their foreign language skills. Students can also earn credit towards the Global Perspectives Certificate for successful participation in the ICLP.

Doing Business in China Class

This interactive course is designed to give a general overview of business in China, focusing on understanding Chinese culture aspects that affect business in China. Topics covered include simple business Chinese phrases, Chinese business culture, etiquette, communication techniques, how to build and maintain business relationships, etc. We will also have special guest speakers to share… Read More

Chinese Language Classes

Confucius Institute at NC State University offers five proficiency levels of Chinese Language Classes from basic introductory Chinese to advanced topics. Whether you learned or not learned Chinese before, there always has a class suits your needs. Our language class program has been offered more than seven years and opens every academic semester. For more… Read More

Confucius Classrooms

Confucius Classrooms are local hubs that stimulate and support the innovative teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture. Since 2009, Confucius Institute at NC State and local educational institutions set up three Confucius Classrooms at Central Carolina Community College (CCCC), Enloe High School and Saint Augustine’s University. By nature, the Confucius Classroom is a… Read More

Chinese Bridge Summer

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… Read More

Chinese Teacher Training Program

Since 2007, the Confucius Institute at NC State University has been working to promote Chinese language programs in K-12 schools and support the professional development of Chinese teachers. NC TEACH is an alternative teacher Education Program for people with a desire to teach in k-12 schools. CLTA-NC is a non-profit organization provides us with a… Read More

NNU Summer Study Abroad

A five week intensive Chinese language Program runs in cooperation with Nanjing Normal University. 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… Read More

2014 NC Chinese Language Contests

The Chinese Language Speech and Writing Contest aims to provide a state for Chinese learners and Chinese American to present their Chinese speaking and writing skills and increase their understanding of Chinese language and culture. This year marks the 5th Annual Chinese Language Speech and Writing Contest. Since 2010 Confucius Institute at NC State have… Read More

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