About the Confucius Institute

“The Confucius Institute at Alfred University (CIAU) was established in 2008 with the support of the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). It is part of an international network of Confucius Institutes dedicated to promoting the study of Chinese language, culture, ethics, and philosophy, and furthers the understanding of China today.

CIAU is affiliated directly under the Provost’s Office at Alfred University. It is an educational resource for teachers, parents, and students throughout western New York. In addition to being a full professional development and workshop center, CIAU has a resource library with more than 3,000 print and media materials for educators and students.”

To get more information, check https://youtu.be/6y_A25q-Rjw or http://ciau.us.chinesecio.com/


National Conference on K-12 Chinese Immersion Programs


Upcoming Events

National Conference on K-12 Chinese Immersion Program
Friday, November 3, 2017

Alfred University, 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802
Registration Fee: $30

Confucius Institute at Alfred University will gladly invite teachers, researchers and media, communication, cultural studies and linguistic experts to participate in our 1st National Conference on Chinese Immersion Program(CIP) under the theme of "K-12 Chinese Immersion Program in USA: Why, What and How?" which will be held on November 3rd in Alfred University, NY.

We believe that this conference could provide a platform where participants can exchange ideas, obtain valuable experiences, and broaden their academic knowledge and networking. Presentation proposals are invited on the following sub themes, including but not limited to:

  • Development & Promotion of CIP
  • Scope of CIP
  • Pedagogy of CIP
  • Evaluation of CIP
  • Technology Use in CIP

Abstract Deadline: Sept. 30, 2017
Acceptance Announcement: Oct. 15, 2017

Email CIAU@alfred.edu for more info


Jan. 26th: Master Fang Received the 2017 Alfred Community Spirit of Service Award

Feb. 2nd: Chinese Corner of this Semester Resumes

Feb. 11th & 12th: CIAU Chinese Teaching Experience Exchange Conference held at AU

Feb. 12th: Chinese New Year Gala at AU

Feb. 15th: Visit from Chinese Consulate-General in New York City

Feb. 24th: CIAU Faculty Participated in the Cultural Bowl

Feb. 27th: Confucianism Lecture at Alfred University


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