As AAMU continues to prepare its students for the globally competitive world of the 21st Century, the Confucius Institute at AAMU will provide a platform for addressing the strategic goal of internationalizing the curricula to be responsive to current and emerging needs. There is a high probability that some graduates from AAMU will take positions with one of the U.S. companies in China, and the University wants to be sure that they are prepared.
The Institute also addresses university’s service mission by providing programs and services to the larger community about Chinese language and culture. CIAAMU currently offers courses such as Introductory Chinese, Chinese Writing, and History and Culture of China to students and greater Huntsville. It is planning for more cultural, educational, and business related exchange programs in the near future.
Since its establishment in 2016, the CIAAMU has focused on teaching Chinese language and culture while also developing academic exchange programs with its partner school Nanjing Forestry University (NJFU)
Besides three credit courses on campus, CIAAMU, as a non-degree granting entity, supports community outreach and development of non-degree Chinese language- and culture-teaching activities, including events and outreach (in cooperation with other civic organizations as appropriate) on Chinese language, culture, history, economics, philosophy; short-term courses in Chinese language and culture; training programs for primary and secondary Chinese language teachers in Huntsville; organizing and hosting regional and international conferences; hosting various types of Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK/YCT/BCT) language-proficiency testing; and, in conjunction with AAMU’s International Programs Office, developing and promoting curricula for study abroad programs in China.
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