Mandarin for Future Mandarin Teachers
July 6 – August 14, 2015
Mandarin for Future Mandarin Teachers (MFMT) was established in 2006 through Confucius Institute at China Institute (CI@CI), a partnership between China Institute and East China Normal University (ECNU). This summer program provides scholarships for a select group of pre-service and in-service Chinese language teachers to take professional development courses taught by distinguished ECNU professors who are leading scholars in their respective fields. Participants can earn graduate credits that may be used for Professional Development credit in schools or to obtain teaching certification from the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
The MFMT program offers:
FREE Tuition and Accommodation**
Early-bird Registration***: by March 16, 2015
Registration Fee (non-refundable): $30
For more information, please contact Aaron Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-744-8181, ext. 138.
*The 4 courses are Social Linguistics, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Chinese Lexicology, and Intellectual History of China.
***$30 registration fee is waived for early-bird applicants.
East China Normal University (ECNU) campus
2006 MFMT participants
2010 MFMT participants with Professor Gu Weilie (Photo Credit: Edward Lian)
Please click to download the application form.
• Speak Mandarin Chinese at native or near native levels
• Be currently teaching Chinese at an accredited U.S. public or private school
• Or be enrolled in a program leading to the career of Chinese language teacher
• Or seek a career in teaching Chinese in American schools
• Hold bachelor degree
Admissions are given on a rolling basis. Early application is recommended.
• All participants are required to secure, and bear the costs of their own air travel and other transportation between US point of departure and ECNU in Shanghai.
• All participants are required to assume full responsibility for the costs of obtaining a valid passport with a valid entry visa to China, any necessary immunizations, and travel insurance effective throughout the program.
• In the event that a participant decides to withdraw from the program after acceptance and payment of the program fee, that fee is nonrefundable, unless the participant submits a signed statement from a physician indicating that the withdrawal is necessary for medical reasons.
• In the case of a medically-based withdrawal, CI@CI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to decide whether a make-up session will be permitted; however, in that circumstance, scholarship will not be available, and any make-up session must be fully funded by the participant.
• CI@CI reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment or other factors beyond its control. If CI@CI must cancel the program prior to the start date, all program fees will be refunded, except for a $30 registration fee.
• In the event that CI@CI must cancel the program after the start date, a portion of dormitory upgrade or extension fees may be refundable, depending on the cancellation date, subject to Confucius Institute at China Institute’s ability to recoup funds from the providing institution.