CI-PITT welcomes 2016-17 teachers
The Confucius Institute at the University of Pittsburgh welcomed 33 new teachers to Pittsburgh last week! We are delighted to welcome this new batch of teachers to the US. CI-Pitt is a language and culture center dedicated to supporting the learning of Chinese language and culture for the greater public and serves some 4,000 students in the K-16 arena in Pennsylvania and Ohio to create a platform to better understand and learn about China and the Mandarin Language.
CI-PITT was honored as 2015 Confucius Institute of the Year
CI-PITT was one of only 20 to receive this honor of the 500 institutes located in 134 countries, and has won more awards than any other CI worldwide. CI-PITT was previously honored as CI of the Year in 2008, 2010, and 2013.
2015 June, Madam Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, visited the Confucius Institute at University of Pittsburgh, where she highly appreciated the institute's achievements in teaching and used the English expression "Only One" to describe its excellence.
CI-Pitt has one of the largest and most comprehensive Guest Teacher Programs in the United States and has hosted and trained over 144 guest scholars that served as Mandarin language teacher interns. Each semester CI-Pitt also offers Evening Chinese Program, Chinese Culture Corner, and short lessons on Chinese Culture.