For more information:

Confucius Institute at URI
University Library

Room 163
15 Lippitt Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Tel: 401-874-5746
Fax: 401-874-7095
Email: yanma@uri.edu

 

Confucius Institute at URI Providence Capital City Campus
Room 215
80 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-277-5178
Fax: 401-874-7095
Email: yanma@uri.edu

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Confucius Institute Course Descriptions

Confucius Institute Fall 2009 Course Schefule

Confucius Institute Summer 2009 Course Schedule

Confucius Institute Spring 2009 Course Schedule

Chinese Librarianship, 2009

Special Topics Course LSC597

Confucius Insititute Fall 2008 Course Schedule

Providence Campus

Kingston Campus

Education & Programs

Madam Xu Lin, director of Hanban shakes hand with Robert Carothers, president of URI after signing an agreement making URI a Confucius Institute Vice Provost Lynn Pasquerella visited Hanban in China on June 15th. Dr. Pasquerella met with Mr. Zhao Guocheng, Deputy Director-General of Hanban to discuss various issues of the development of the Confucius Institute at URI. Photo courtesy of Yan Ma

Chinese International Engineering Program (IEP)
As a new addition to URI’s acclaimed International Engineering Program, designed to prepare engineers for today’s global workplace, the Chinese IEP enables students to earn double minors in Chinese language and Asian Studies along with their engineering degree. It is a five-year program, with the fourth year spent in China. Chinese IEP students study for one semester at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou and then complete a six-month engineering internship with one of our partner companies, likewise in China. The program also offers the opportunity for students to participate in intensive summer language programs at Zhejiang University, as one means of preparing themselves for the fourth year abroad. Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, Chinese IEP students in good academic standing can expect financial aid for their time spent in China.

The Chinese IEP is directed by Dr. John M. Grandin, Executive Director of the IEP, and is housed in the Texas Instruments House at the entrance to the URI campus, 61 Upper College Road, where Chinese IEP students may also apply to live.

Students at URI's International Engineering Program can find information about opportunities in China here.

For further information, contact the IEP at iep@etal.uri.edu or by phone at: 401-874-4700.


Chinese International Business Program (IBP) The Chinese International Business Program meets the needs of the rapidly evolving global workplace. It is part of the International Business Program designed to prepare students for international careers. It provides the opportunity to earn simultaneous degrees; a BS in Business Administration with a major in one of the seven business disciplines and a double minor in Chinese language and Asian studies (BA in Chinese). IBP students study language and culture each semester along with their business curriculum. In the fourth or fifth year of the five-year program, they then go to China as interns with participant firms in China and also as exchange students with one of our partner universities. The rapid expansion of global business will ensure that IBP graduates will be in very high demand. The program offers a thorough grounding in one of the College of Business Administration majors: Accounting, Finance, General Business, Global Business, Entrepreneurship Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. The addition of a second degree in a language and experience in the overseas marketplace will make our graduates front-runners in the development of the new global economy.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Higgins, Dean of the College of Business Administration. Dean’s Office, Ballentine Hall, 7 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881 Telephone: +1 (401) 874-2337; Facsimile: +1 (401) 874-4312; markhiggins@uri.edu.


Chinese Librarianship
The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island offers its Global Education for Librarians and Information Professionals Program. The Chinese Librarianship program meets the increasing demand for information professionals with an understanding of Chinese language and culture. The Chinese Librarianship program provides students and professionals with an opportunity to travel to China to study the history of Chinese librarianship and libraries and information services from the ancient to the contemporary times.

URI students enrolled at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, as well as MLIS students outside of URI, can find information about opportunities and programs in China through URI GSLIS department's Global Education for Librarians and Information Professionals, here.

For more information, contact Dr. Yan Ma, Director, Global Education for Librarians and Information Professionals Program, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, 94 West Alumni Avenue, Kingston, RI 02881, Tel: 401-874-2819; Fax: 401-874-4964;

yanma@uri.edu

 

The US-China Center for Research in Visual Information, Visual Literacy and Global New Media
The US-China Center for Research in Visual Information, Visual Literacy and Global New Media is the first and only one in this discipline in China. The Confucius Institute at the University of Rhode Island serves as a platform to enhance and strengthen the programs and projects at the Center for Research in Visual Information, Visual Literacy and Global New Media. The Center facilitates research and teaching in visual literacy and new media and enhances the reputation of both URI and Zhejiang University in academic world in the global arena. The Center will make international academic and scholarly exchange possible in the area of visual literacy and new media research and education.

For more information, contact Dr. Yan Ma, Director, the US-China Center for Research in Visual Information, Visual Literacy and Global New Media, 94 West Alumni Avenue, Kingston, RI 02881, Tel: 401-874-2819; Fax: 401-874-4964; yanma@uri.edu

 

Professional development services for teachers of (teaching) Chinese as a foreign or second language
Courses in pedagogy, and methodology of how to teach Chinese. Intensive day and evening courses taught by highly qualified faculty & experts in the field

 

HSK Preparatory Course
HSK, the Chinese abbreviation for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (Chinese Language Proficiency Test), has been established for more than 15 years. It is a standard language test designed for non-native speakers. Courses offered to prepare to take the test for elementary, intermediate and advanced levels certificates.

For more information about HSK Preparatory Course please contact:

Dr. Wen Xiong, Department of Modern & Classic Languages and Literatures
Tel: 401-874-7025;Fax: 401-874-4694;
E-mail: wen_xiong@mail.uri.edu

 

Summer Chinese Language Courses
The summer Chinese language courses at the beginning level are open to the Rhode Island community.

 

Immersion Programs for the Americans and Chinese
These language and culture courses prepare students, businessmen, visitors, and others to go to China to study, work, do business and travel in China or in the US.

 

Chinese Culture Series
The Confucius Institute will invite scholars and experts to conduct lectures and workshops on China and Chinese culture. The Confucius Institute will work with other Confucius Institutes to promote Chinese culture by inviting authentic cultural programs to come to URI.

 

URI students can now take Chinese language classes through the Department of Modern and Classical Languages & Literatures. More information can be found here.