Chinese Language and Culture Camp 2018

Chinese Language and Culture Camp 2018: Ideas Float

Date: Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM (M-F)
Location: Pacific Lutheran University (12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98447)
Admission: Free – space is limited, REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot***

Students will learn how ideas and cultural traditions like the Chinese sky lantern came to be and how these traditions have changed and adapted over time as they have traveled to new countries like the United States.



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CLTA-WA Summer Workshop 2018

2018 Summer Workshop: Making It Real: Speaking, Reading, and Grammar for Authentic Communication

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 1 – 5 PM
Location: Westside School (10404 34th Ave, SW, Seattle, WA 98146)
Admission: Free – REGISTER HERE by August 15 (clock hours provided for attending entire event)

Presenter: Bridget Yaden, Ph.D; Professor of Hispanic Students and Director of the Language Resource Center at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, WA.

During this interactive workshop, participants will learn and share ideas as well as free resources for authentic communication through speaking and reading.




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Dual Language Immersion Boot Camp 2018


Dual Language Immersion Boot Camp 2018

Date: Monday, August 20, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Concord International School (723 S Concord St, Seattle, WA 98108)


The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington is proud to be a cosponsor of the ninth Dual Language Immersion Boot Camp for Educators. The Dual Language Immersion Boot Camp is an opportunity for educators new to dual language /immersion programs (whether starting one or planning one) to learn from experienced teachers and administrators about the critical features you need to know from the very beginning.


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International Education Workshop


International Education Workshop: How to Respect Student’s Rights, Promote Social-Emotional Development, and Facilitate Agency: Lessons From Janusz Korczak

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Seattle Pacific University (3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119)

Learn more about the inspirational legacy of Dr. Korczak and apply his innovative ideas, tools, and practices into your own classrooms and schools. This daylong, professional development workshop will feature expert speakers (see list below) and expound on Korczak’s work and its pedagogical implications across nations. Participants will develop a greater understanding of Korczak’s role in promoting student agency and self-advocacy. As youth consider the importance of actively engaged citizenship, this workshop is both timely and important across nations and cultures.

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Featured Confucius Institute Programs


The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington is proud to host the HSK and the YCT at the University of Washington. The HSK and YCT exist to certify that non-native Chinese speakers are qualified to communicate in Chinese at the level required for school and daily interactions in China. Educational institutions and businesses often require proof of language proficiency for non-natives.

Student Exchanges

This spring, Seattle is proud to send two student delegations, one from Chief Sealth International High School and one from Beacon Hill International Elementary School, to Chongqing to represent our city and school district. They represent the best of student exchange opportunities between our countries and offer us all hope for future good relations between China and the United States.

Seattle-Chongqing Sister City Partnership

The Seattle – Chongqing Sister Cities established 35 years ago as an important step in positive international relations between China and the United States. In 2010, Seattle Public Schools was invited to partner with the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission after CIWA was founded.

About the Confucius Institute

Learn Chinese language any time, any place. Connecting students and teachers to opportunities to learn and teach Chinese language and culture in China and throughout Washington State.

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