The UNL Confucius Institute continues to offer 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).
The UNL Confucius Institute 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.
The UNL Confucius Institute 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 will also help to make reference materials available to Nebraska educators and other professionals to use.
The UNL Confucius Institute will host annual Chinese Speech Competitions to promote Chinese language and culture learning. The Institute will also offer 3-5 UNL-CI scholarships every year to qualified UNL undergraduate students. The institute will continue to help set up UNL students summer study abroad in China and provide scholarships to qualified individuals.
The UNL Confucius Institute will regularly administer the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) and Youth Chinese Test (YCT) to learners and to help trained teachers get certified in teaching Chinese as a foreign language in Nebraska.
The UNL Confucius Institute will work with K-12 schools in Nebraska on training teachers to teach Chinese, help schools to develop Chinese curriculum at all levels, help to establish distant learning programs for some schools.
The UNL Confucius Institute will work with UNL and local Chinese students and scholars associations to organize and/or sponsor Chinese cultural events/activities, such as Nebraska Educators culture tour of China, UNL undergraduate student and high school student culture tour of China, art exhibits, lectures, performances and movie shows.
The UNL and Confucius Institute staff, working with UNL Administration, will develop a long-range plan for future program development.