Worldwide Confucius Classroom
Confucius Classrooms were established to make Chinese language instruction and Chinese cultural studies available to high/primary school students around the globe by the Chinese Government.
At present, more than 600 Confucius Institutes and Classrooms have been established in 88 countries and regions with the aim of making Chinese language instruction available to K-12. Confucius Classrooms are run by foreign country schools with the support and sponsorship from Schools in China (China Base Schools) and Hanban. Official Confucius Classrooms receive grants from the Chinese government / Hanban and are sent Chinese teachers to provide guidance to the model classes. At the same time, the base school will also receive foreign students to visit China to allow them to learn the Chinese culture first hand and provide them with a full range of language learning environments.
On October 16, 2009, a leader of Hanban and GA’s Head of School Jim Connor signed an agreement to create a Confucius Classroom at Germantown Academy - the first one to be named in the state of Pennsylvania, cooperatively established with Chinese secondary school, High School Attached to Capital Normal University. This distinction award gives GA and the surrounding area students and community members unprecedented access to Chinese language studies, travel to China and friendship-building opportunities with Chinese students, teachers, and professors.
For more information about the Hanban, visit the website http://english.hanban.org/.