Activity Plan:

  • UNLCI offers non-credit Chinese language and culture classes for UNL students, staff and faculty members, K-12 school students and the general public. Most of these classes are taught by instructors who come from China and are funded by Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters).
  • UNLCI sponsors a high school Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for middle and high school students every summer to spend two weeks in China experiencing education and culture.
  • UNLCI hosts annual Chinese Speech Competitions to promote Chinese language and culture learning.
  • UNLCI also offers 3-5 UNL-CI scholarships every year to qualified UNL undergraduate students. The institute continues to help set up UNL student¬ís summer study abroad in China and provide scholarships to qualified individuals.
  • UNLCI regularly administers the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) and Youth Chinese Test (YCT) to students and to help trained teachers get certified in teaching Chinese as a foreign language in Nebraska.
  • UNLCI will work with K-12 schools in Nebraska to train teachers to teach Chinese, help schools to develop Chinese curriculum at all levels, and help schools to establish distant learning programs for some schools.
  • UNLCI will work with UNL and local Chinese students and scholars associations to organize and/or sponsor Chinese cultural events/activities, such as Ping Pong Competition, art exhibits, lectures, performances and movie festivals.
  • UNLCI organizes an annual China Culture Tour for Nebraska Educators including public school superintendents and administrators, UNL faculty, and Nebraska state educational officials.
  • UNLCI hosts a Chinese Culture Workshop for public school teachers to attend and immerse themselves in culture and history for a weekend.
  • UNLCI staff, working with UNL Administration, will develop a long-range plan for future program development.
  • UNLCI continues to partner with public and private entities to serve as a resource center on Chinese issues for local communities, businesses and schools in Nebraska. The Institute also makes reference materials available to Nebraska educators and other professionals to use.
  • UNLCI will offer non-credit Business Chinese (based on demands) for local business and industry that are currently doing or planning to do business or trade with China. These classes are specifically designed to meet learners' objectives and goals.