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The 3rd Online Chinese Teaching Forum & Workshop

The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (CI-MSU) is pleased to announce that the third Online Chinese Teaching Forum & Workshop will be held at Michigan State University on October 27th-28th, 2017. With the success of the two, the 3rd annual OCTFW aims at continually promoting collaboration among educators in K-16 online Chinese teaching and learning field.

The theme of the forum is New Trends in Online Chinese Teaching. Participants can submit a proposal for an Onsite Presentation or a Remote Presentation. Dr. Kui Xie at Ohio State University, Dr. Jun Da at Middle Tennessee State University and Dr. Shijuan Liu at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will provide keynote speeches.


New Trends in Online Chinese Teaching

Time and Place

Time: 8:30am to 4pm EST, October 27th (Friday) & 28th (Saturday), 2017

Meeting Location: Private Room, Brody, Michigan State University

Registration Fee & Deadline

Forum on October 27th: $50 for onsite or remote participants

Workshop on October 28th: $50 for onsite or remote participants

Forum and Workshop: $100 for onsite or remote participants

Registration Deadline: October 22nd, 2017

We will provide materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks between sessions.

Participants are responsible for all other expenses. Registration fee will NOT be refunded.

Hotel: We recommend Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center which is very close to Brody where the OCTFW will be held. We blocked 10 rooms each day for Thursday (Oct. 26th) and Friday (Oct. 27th) at the rate of $108 per night plus tax. It is on a first come first serve base. Please make your own reservation and mention Group Code: 1710CONFUC for the discounted rate. For more hotel recommedation and information, please check HERE.

Airport: The closest airport is Lansing Capital Region International Airport (LAN). It is about 12 miles (one way) from MSU. Alternatively, you can fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and take Michigan Flyter bus (about 2 hours one way) to East Lansing.

For more travel information and things to do, please check HERE.

Contact Information

For travel-related questions, please contact Kate Chen (;

For all other questions, please contact Xiaowen Ning (

Tel: (517)355-3778

Address: 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824.