William and Mary

K-12 Chinese Programs

  • James River Elementary School
    James River Elementary School
    Yujing Luan and students discuss the order and position of their zodiac animals using Chinese hand signals for numbers.
  • Matoaka Elementary School
    Matoaka Elementary School
    Xiaojing Zou introduces Chinese calligraphy to students at Matoaka Elementary School.
  • Learning Erhu!
    Learning Erhu!
    Zhiting Liu visits Rawls Byrd Elementary School where she teaches the students how to play the erhu, a traditional Chinese musical instrument.
  • Chinese Independent Study
    Chinese Independent Study
    Dandan Jin teaches students Chinese at the Independent Study program with Rawls Byrd Elementary School.
  • Chinese Dancing
    Chinese Dancing
    Yi Hao teaches students how to dance 'hongyan' a Chinese dance at Rawls Byrd Elementary School

Educational programs for students in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) are an important component of WMCI's operations in the community. WMCI works with Hanban, BNU and W&M to establish and develop a number of initiatives designed to further Chinese studies for these students, including partnerships with local schools, Chinese culture camp, Confucius Classrooms, and training for teachers of Mandarin both on-site in the United States and in China.