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2nd International Chinese Teaching Conference

2nd International Chinese Teaching Conference
Information about the October 19, 2013 conference, including fees, hotel info, and area information.

Language Learning

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


Upcoming events and lectures in Portland sponsored by CI-PSU.
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.

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

PSU Programs

Chinese studies and Chinese language programs at PSU including: