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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 the Chinese Immersion 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.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Yvonne Caamal Canul, Superintendent of Lansing School District
  • Dr. Shuhan Wang, Project Director, CELIN at Asia Society
  • Dr. Luyi Lien, Academic Director, Yinghua Academy, MN
  • Dr. Jiahang Li, Associate Director of CI-MSU, Assistant Professor, MSU


Greenville Public Schools

Hollie Stephenson, Immersion Programming Coordinator


Forest Hills Public Schools
Dr. Sue Gutierrez, Principal of 5th/6th grade school

Tim Shaw, Principal of K-4 school

Jesus Santillan, Immersion Coach/Administrator


Post Oak Academy, Lansing School District
Tracy Ojerio, Principal
Ann Jones, IB coordinator

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
(Registration is closed)







Opening Plenary

  • Dr. Yvonne Caamal Canul
    Superintendent of Lansing School District
    Download presentation HERE
  • Dr. Shuhan Wang, Project Director of CELIN
    Download presentation HERE


  • How to make secondary immersion work
    Dr. Luyi Lien, Academic Director of Yinghua Academy
  • Support Chinese immersion in the age of Digital Learning
    Dr. Jiahang Li, Associate Director of CI-MSU
    , Assistant Professor, MSU
    Download presentation HERE




Showcase: Chinese immersion programs in Michigan

  • Post Oak Academy:
    Tracy Ojerio, Principal
    Ann Jones, IB coordinator

    Download presentation HERE
  • Forest Hills Public Schools:
    Dr. Sue Gutierrez, Principal of 5th/6th grade school
    Tim Shaw, Principal of K-4 school;
    Jesus Santillan, Immersion Coach/Administrator

    Download presentation HERE
  • Greenville Public Schools:
    Hollie Stephenson, Immersion Programming Coordinator

    Download presentation HERE




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 7/27/18 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 Flyer bus (about 2 hours one way) to East Lansing.

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

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