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U OF M AWARDS CONFUCIUS GRANTS TO 7 SCHOOLS

U OF M AWARDS CONFUCIUS GRANTS TO 7 SCHOOLS

Students across Tennessee are getting a leg up on their global competition by learning Chinese and studying China in depth, thanks to grants to seven private and public schools from the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM).

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis and the Office of Chinese Language Council International have awarded Confucius Classroom grants to seven schools. The Confucius Classroom program provides an opportunity for CIUM to teach Chinese language and culture to students from preschool through post-graduate school.

Confucius Classrooms receive 500 to 750 donated books on Chinese language, culture, history and art along with $20,000 worth of technology, start-up funds for Chinese language and cultural programs, and a full or part-time Chinese language teacher if needed.

The seven schools receiving the grants are Campus School, Hutchison School, Dyersburg Intermediate School, Hillsboro High School, Bristol City Schools, Greeneville Middle School and Tusculum Elementary School. (more)

Learn more about the 2011 Confucius Institute Scholarship  The University of Memphis Confucius Institute

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