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CI-MSU Leads in Chinese Language learning
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Confucius Institute at Michigan State University

Experience Chinese

Established in May 2006, the Confucius Institute at MSU (CI-MSU) is a collaborative effort of Michigan State University, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and the Open University of China. CI-MSU offers innovative programs and services to meet the rising demand for high-quality Chinese language and culture education worldwide. Our missions include:

  • Meet the ever-increasing demand for Chinese education in the U.S.; promote Chinese culture and language worldwide.
  • Provide quality Chinese learning materials and experience to both K-12 students and adults.
  • Develop new teaching resources and for teachers and schools as well as provide consulting to existing teachers and school districts.
  • Recruit and train highly qualified & certified Chinese teachers for K-12 schools.
  • Conduct research on issues specific to teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
  • Reform and create an innovative & effective learning and teaching system for Chinese language and culture.

CI-MSU Programs

Chinese Teacher Certification
There is a great need for Chinese teachers; with CI-MSU, we can help you find one or you can become one.
Online Chinese Course
CI-MSU has many course offerings, including 1A to 4B and AP online Chinese courses.
Outreach Events
CI-MSU provides summer camps, culture kiosk and other outreach activities and events..
Online Course Feedback    
Still looking for quality online Chinese courses? Not sure whether online Chinese course will work for your kids or not? Check out what students and parents say about our online Chinese courses. The video is based on interviews with students who enrolled in our online Chinese courses in 2017.


Students Enrolled in Online Chinese Courses
Chinese Teachers Certified by Michigan Department of Education through CTCP
Community Outreach Events

The Confucius Institute has been a very important part of Michigan State University, and to the State of Michigan.

June Pierce Youatt

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, MSU


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Confucius Institute at MSU
230 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
Phone: (517) 355-3801
Fax: (517) 432-4797