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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. We primarily work to support K-12 education. 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.
  • 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.

Continuation Agreement

View the Agreement on the Continuation of the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University.

CI-MSU Programs


Chinese Language Conferences and Workshops

CIMSU provides annual conferences and workshops to train Chinese language teachers and promote the development of Chinese programs in K-12 schools.

What People Say About CI-MSU

Still looking for quality online Chinese courses for middle and high school students? Not sure whether an online Chinese course will work for your kids or not? Check out what students and parents are saying about our online Chinese courses. The video is based on interviews with students who enrolled in our online Chinese courses in 2017.



K-12 Students Enrolled in Online Chinese Courses
Chinese language teachers annually trained through conferences and workshops
Community Outreach Events

Links to Other MSU Chinese Programs



The Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University is part of International Studies & Programs (ISP). It has been named a National Undergraduate Resource Center (Title VI NRC) since 2000 by the U.S. Department of Education, directs one of the largest, most diverse programs of education about Asia in the Midwest.







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