Workshop for Teachers of Chinese

In collaboration with MSU’s Asian Studies Center and the Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN) at Asia Society, the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University is proud to offer a Workshop for Teachers of Chinese. This workshop is open to K-16 and heritage program Chinese teachers.


Building Bridges for Developing Students Biliteracy.
Selecting and Applying the Right Digital Tools for My Class.


Dr. Shuhan Wang, Project Director, CELIN at Asia Society
Dr. Luyi Lien, Academic Director, Yinghua Academy, MN
Dr. Catherine Ryu, Associate Professor, MSU
Dr. Jiahang Li, Assistant Professor, MSU

Time and Location

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

(Please check-in at 8:30 am and enjoy breakfast)

Henry Center
3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

Registration Fee & Deadline

The registration fee for the workshop is $100 per participant. Registration fee includes materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks between sessions. Participants are responsible for all other expenses. Registration fee will NOT be refunded.

Please register before 5pm on Monday, August 6th, 2018.
Complete the electronic registration form by clicking the link below to sign up for the event. After submitting the registration form, you will be directed to a MSU website to finish the payment process. The registration process will be completed once you have successfully paid the registration fee.

2018 WTC Registration
(Registration is closed)


Part I: Increasing my pedagogical understanding and skills

9-9:45am Understanding biliteracy development through immersion Dr. Shuhan Wang, President of CELIN: Biliteracy framework
9:45-10:30am Curriculum, instruction, assessment (CIA) for an immersion classroom Dr. Luyi Lien, Academic Director, Yinghua Academy, MN
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-11:45am Hands-on product by grade level
11:45am-12pm Sharing, gallery walk
12-1pm Lunch

Part II: Using technological tools to serve my teaching

1-1:45pm Why and how to use tech tools to support Chinese language teaching Dr. Jiahang Li, Associate Director, CI-MSU
1:45-2:15pm Tone Perfect & Picky Bird Dr. Catherine Ryu, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Letters, MSU
2:15-3:15pm Hands-on activity to develop a task (break on your own)
3:15-4pm Sharing and reflection

Travel Information

Hotel: We recommend the Candlewood Suites Hotel-Lansing which is right next to the Henry Center where the WTC will be held. We blocked 15 studio rooms for Monday (Aug 13th) at the rate of $94 per night plus tax. The hotel cutoff date is 7/27/18 and it is on a first come first serve base. Please make your own reservation and mention Confucius Institute at MSU for the discounted rate. For more hotel recommendations and information, please check HERE.

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

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

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Chen.
Kate Chen
Phone: (517) 355-3778