Teacher Appreciation Day 2019 Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University October 4, 2019
The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University hosts an annual Teacher Appreciation Day. Hundreds of teachers and students gathered on October 4, 2019 to learn about Chinese language and culture teaching and learning. They also heard about the Chinese Summer Bridge Camp and other opportunities available to both teachers and students.
Dr. Yan Xu, Director of CSU-CI,welcomed the crowd and gave the CI Annual Activities Report.
Dr. Yan Xu
Dr. Yan Xu recognized Xuhong Zhang, Associate Director Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University.
Wenjun Wang served as MC for the program.
Ms. Wenjing Wang, Teacher of MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, told about the 2019 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp of the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University.
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Ms. Wenjing Wang
Next, Miss Kimyana Macy Hammett, Student of Shaw High School in East Cleveland, told about her experience in Beijing at the 2019 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp.
Miss Kimyana Macy Hammett
Iranian American Mr. Ali Soltanshahi, Director of CSU-CISP, spoke about the value of international education at the annual Confucius Institute Teacher Appreciation Day at Cleveland State University. He told his story of leaving Iran to live in France, only speaking Farsi, and eventually the United States and the issues in being a minority for the first time.
Mr. Ali Soltanshahi
Ms. Grace Paul, Teacher of Solon High School, spoke about the Joy of Teaching & Learning Chinese.
Ms. Grace Paul
The Keynote Address was given by Dr. Xizhen Qin, Associate Professor of University of South Florida. Her topic was Revisiting the Concept of Culture in Foreign Language Classroom.
Dr. Xizhen Qin keynote speech
Proclamations were presented to Dr. Yan Xu, Director of CSU-CI, by Ms. Esther Kelsch, Representative of US Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge and Mr. Alexander Lackey, Representative of Mayor Frank G. Jackson.
Ms. Esther Kelsch and Dr. Yan Xu
Alex Lackey and Dr. Yan Xu
Dignitaries at Teacher Appreciation Day
Xuhong Zhang, Alex Lackey, Esther Kelsch, Anthony Yen, Dr. Jianping Zhu, Dr. Yan Xu and Liwei Huang
Dr. Anthony Yen, Chairman of CSU-CI Board of Directors and Dr. Jianping Zhu, Provost and Senior Vice President of CSU, presented awards to the teachers at the annual Confucius Institute Teacher Appreciation Day at Cleveland State University.
Dr. Anthony Yen and Dr. Jianping Zhu
Dr. Anthony Yen and Dr. Jianping Zhu present award to teachers
Dr. Anthony Yen and Dr. Jianping Zhu present award to Xuhong Zhang
They all then posed for a group photo.
The enjoyable event ended with a delicious lunch and networking.
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