Chinese Language Program
Chinese Language Program The Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University (CIKSU) is one of the largest Confucius Institutes in the world. CIKSU collaborates with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (Bright from the Start), providing Chinese language instruction at public and private pre-K centers throughout the state of Georgia. CIKSU also collaborates with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), offering Chinese language and culture classes in elementary, middle, high schools in Cobb, Hall, Dekalb and Bibb counties. Our Chinese language program has quickly become a successful model for early childhood/elementary foreign language education in the US.
Chinese Language Program In the academic year of 2013-2014, CIKSU made great progress in Chinese language education program. From 2009 to 2013, the number of classes increased from 7 to 328, and the student enrollment grew from 140 to 7,162. Chinese language programs are also offered online through the Georgia Department of Education’s Georgia Virtual School. CIKSU has also developed a series of multimedia courseware (online Chinese education) for Georgia Virtual School.
Chinese Language Program In the beginning of 2014, CIKSU worked closely with the Georgia Department of Education, developing a Chinese Curriculum Companion for Teaching Chinese to Support the Georgia Performance Standards for Modern Languages (K-12). This program received great support from GaDOE. The first symposium regarding this program was held on September 23, 2014, at KSU Center. The chairs, speakers and discussants included GaDOE officials/educators/specialists, college professors, school administrators, local Chinese teachers, and representatives from CIKSU.