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August 25, 2014





All Roads Lead to China

Confucius Institute Partners with Christ Methodist Day School


Memphis, Tenn --- The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) will partner with Christ Methodist Day School (CMDS) to launch a pilot Chinese language and cultural program as a part of the mainstream instructional day as well as an after-school program in September. The classes will feature academic and enrichment activities focusing on the Chinese language and culture including, but not limited to, Chinese, calligraphy, dancing, martial arts, cooking, paper cutting, and Mandarin Chinese language.


“We are honored to partner with Christ Methodist Day School to offer this wonderful opportunity to their students,” noted Dr. Hsiang-te Kung, director of the CIUM. “Dr. Bryan Williams, head of CMDS, and Amanda Bardos, director of the CMDS after-school program made it possible. We look forward to partnering with CMDS as we work together to build a world-class, international program for the students, faculty, staff, and parents.”


The Confucius Institute is a non-profit, public institute with the goal of promoting Chinese language and culture and supporting local Chinese teaching internationally through affiliated Confucius Institutes around the globe. The CIUM was recently selected as one of the top six Confucius Institutes in the United States and one of the top 30 Confucius Institutes in the world.


For additional information about the CIUM or Chinese language and cultural programs, contact Riki Jackson, CIUM assistant director, at 901-678-3166 or visit


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Chinese Bridge Summer Camp 2014

The 2014 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for U.S. High School Students was an immersion camp sponsored by Hanban, the Confucius Institute Headquarters. This exciting two-week summer camp offered students a unique chance to experience China on a personal level.

The two-week summer camp took place from mid-July to the beginning of August. The camp was a wonderful opportunity for campers from high schools all over Tennessee to expand their horizon and have a first-hand experience in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. We look forward to offering the camp again next year. Click here for more information on next year's China Summer Bridge Program for High School Students.


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Confucius Institute at U of M Offers Classes in Chinese Language and Culture

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) is offering Chinese language and culture classes for individuals and groups of all ages. The CIUM provides courses in the afternoons, evenings and Saturdays (as needed) on the U of M campus. All classes are taught by certified teachers and professors who are native speakers with a specialty in teaching the Chinese language to non-native speakers. Ten group classes are offered for a total of $200. Private lessons are $300 for a ten (10) class session.

For additional information about classes or the CIUM, contact Riki Jackson at or 678-3166.

For 2014-2015 Chinese Class Information, please click here.

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