Chinese for K-12

Confucius Institute hosts a variety of activities and programs designed for K-12. We host annual Chinese Language Competition for NJ High Schools in which students are tested on their pronunciation, character writing, among various other aspects of Chinese. Please check back in late Fall 2017 to register for our 2018 Chinese Language Competition.

Chinese Competition 2017Participants of 2017 Annual Chinese Language Competition

We also run Chinese Enrichment Classes for Kids. This program introduces children to Chinese language and culture through simple lessons with crafts, songs and rhymes. Children will learn basic Chinese words such as hello (nihao), my name is (wo jiao), and great job (zhen bang). These classes run at various times throughout the year.

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                                              Kids participating in the Chinese Enrichment Program.

 Chinese Opera Workshop for Kids. This program introduces Chinese Kun Opera. Participants learn about various stage props, their symbolic use, common stage movements as well as the common characters and dress.

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                               Participants in traditional Kun garb, learning about common stage movements

Each summer, we also run various themed summer camps for kids in which they learn Chinese crafts in conjunction with Zimmerli Art Museum. For more information, please visit

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                             Participants from past Chinese Culture Summer Camp with their folded paper insects.