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CIKU instructor is teaching kids speak vegetable in Chinese

​​The Confucius Institute works with school districts across the region to start, build, and expand programs in Chinese language. CIKU assists schools in finding highly qualified Chinese teachers, offers professional development and networking opportunities for K-16 Chinese instructors, and maintains a reference library of teaching materials. The Institute also provides support and advising to individuals interested in becoming certified teachers of Mandarin Chinese.

Districts looking for qualified Chinese language teachers certified to teach in the state of Kansas are encouraged first to contact the University of Kansas School of Education. The KU School of Education offers two programs of study that lead to PK-12 license in Chinese language--a B.S. in Education with a major in Chinese and the Graduate Licensure Program in Chinese.

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) also has a Visiting International Teacher program that brings qualified teachers from China to teach in Kansas for a period of up to three years.

Each year the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas awards a Chinese-English dictionary to diligent students of Chinese language. These students are selected by their instructors and are to be congratulated for their hard work. 

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