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The 4th Online Chinese Teaching Forum & Workshop

The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (CI-MSU) is pleased to announce that the 4th Online Chinese Teaching Forum & Workshop (OCTFW) will be held at Michigan State University on November 3rd-4th, 2018. Building on the success of previous years, this year's OCTFW aims at promoting collaboration among educators in the K-16 online Chinese teaching and learning field.

The theme of the forum is Improving the Quality of Online Chinese Teaching and Learning. Participants are invited to submit a proposal for an onsite presentation or a remote presentation. Dr. Jun Da of Middle Tennessee State University, Dr. Mingyu Sun of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Dr. Shijuan Liu of Indiana University of Pennsylvania will provide the keynote speeches.


Improving the Quality of Online Chinese Teaching and Learning


Time: 8:30am to 4pm EST, November 3rd (Saturday) & 4th (Sunday), 2018

Meeting Location: Room 252, Erickson Hall, East Lansing, Michigan State University

Registration Fees & Deadline

November 3rd Forum: $50 for either onsite or remote participants

November 4th Workshop: $50 for either onsite or remote participants

Forum and Workshop together: $100 for either onsite or remote participants

Registration Deadline: October 28th, 2018

Materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks between sessions will be provided.

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

Hotel: We recommend the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. Participants will handle their own hotel reservations. For more hotel recommedations 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 the Michigan Flyer 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, Room 253, East Lansing, MI, 48824.