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Chinese Immersion Forum

The Confucius Institute at the Michigan State University (CI-MSU) and the Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN) at the Asia Society collaborate to offer you this forum.

Our aim is to bring together educators at school, district, state, and national levels; teacher developers; policy makers; community members; and researchers to hear about and share strategies and successes, seek advice in addressing challenges, and network with and learn from each other.


An Educator's Forum: Chinese Dual Language and Immersion Education in Michigan.


Dr. Shuhan Wang, President of CELIN

Luyi Lien, Academic Director, Yinghua Academy, MN

Time and Location

Monday, August 13, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Please check-in at 8:30am and enjoy breakfast)

Henry Center
3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

Registration & Deadline

This Forum is free of charge. Breakfast, lunch, and materials are included. You are responsible for all other expenses.

Please register as soon as possible because the space is limited. The registration deadline is Monday, August 6th, 2018.
Complete the electronic registration form below to sign up for the forum.

2018 Chinese Immersion Forum Registration


Tentative Agenda





Opening: Welcome

  • Associate Dean of College of Education, MSU
  • President of CELIN
  • Superintendent of Lansing School District


Showcase I: Chinese immersion programs in Michigan




Showcase II

  • How to make secondary immersion work: Yinghua Academy 
  • Using and creating online platform and recourses to support Chinese immersion programs




Roundtable I: Establishing a new program




Roundtable II: Sustaining/expanding existing program


Plenary: Reflection and Next Steps 

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 each night for Sunday (8/12) and Monday (8/13) at the rate of $94 per night plus tax. The hotel cutoff date is 7/13/18 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 recommedation 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 Flyter bus (about 2 hours one way) to East Lansing.

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

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