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Confucius Institute to host teacher training conference

The Confucius Institute at WKU has been selected as the site for the 2015 Hanban Volunteer Teacher In-Service Training conference Oct. 9-11.

The conference will include more than 130 Hanban Volunteer Teachers from more than 20 states and will be held at the WKU Center for Research and Development at 2413 Nashville Road. For information on presenters and topics, visit http://www.wku.edu/ci/teacherconference2015info.php.

Since its inception, the Confucius Institute at WKU, with the leadership of the education sector, has been able to maintain good relationships with superintendents and principals in Kentucky and Tennessee.

To enhance the training of teachers and develop effective communication and exchange of educational institutions in the United States, the conference will provide the Volunteer Teachers with information on various topics from speakers around the United States.

Teachers from the CI at WKU program who will attend the conference represent Hardin County, Simpson County, Owensboro, Warren County and Bowling Green school districts. The CI program also has teachers in Logan County, Adair County, Todd County, Barren County, Metcalfe County, Cloverport, Boyle County, Meade County and Daviess County school districts in Kentucky.

This is the second conference hosted by the CI at WKU. In September 2013, the CI at WKU hosted the inaugural “Joint Meeting of U.S. Confucius Institutes” which consisted of more than 300 CI leaders from the U.S. and China.

About the Confucius Institute: The CI at WKU is a conduit of all that is China. These partnerships are far reaching that will not only create or advance research opportunities for faculty/staff, but offer research and internship opportunities for WKU students. Anyone interested in partnering with us or interested in creating programs, contact Betty Yu at (270) 745-2836 or Terrill Martin at (270) 745-2530.

Contact: Terrill Martin, (270) 745-2530

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