William & Mary

K-12 Chinese Programs

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    Martial Arts Demonstration, Walsingham Academy  Students strike a pose as they learn a Taiji Fan routine taught by Student Intern Xiusen Pan  
  • Volunteer Teacher Yanmin Liu practices a proper front kick in taekwondo at James River Elementary.JPG
    Taekwondo Club, James River Elementary  Student Intern Yanmin Liu practices a proper front kick in Taekwondo with students at James River Elementary.  
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    Chinese Language and Culture Class, Matoaka Elementary  Student Intern Lianghao Liu teaches Matoaka Elementary School students the art of Chinese paper cutting.  
  • Students join Volunteer Teacher Mengxia Zhang in playing traditional Chinese instruments
    Chinese Club, James River Elementary  Students join Student Intern Mengxia Zhang in playing traditional Chinese instruments.  
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    Art Class, Matoaka Elementary School  Elementary school students show off their Chinese crafts, made with help from student interns Mengxia Zhang and Yanmin Liu.  
  • Art Class, Matoaka Elementary School  Student Intern Lu Cui and her art class students at Matoaka Elementary School show off their calligraphic works.  
  • WMCI Visiting Proffesor Qiong Yang gives a lecture to Grafton High School students about the Chinese Spring Festival.
    Cultural Demonstration, Grafton High School  WMCI Visiting Professor Qiong Yang gives a lecture to Grafton High School students about the Chinese Spring Festival.  
  • Chinese Club, James River Elementary School  Student Intern Lu Cui shows students the 12 zodiac animals.  
  • Xiaojing Zou and Yujing Luan intuduce the history of the shuttlecock to the students
    PE Class, Laurel Lane Elementary School  Xiaojing Zou and Yujing Luan introduce the history of the shuttlecock to the students.  
  • Art Class, Matoaka Elementary School  Student interns Xiaojing Zou and Feng Wang pause for a group picture with their art class students who display the papercuttings they've made  
  • Zhiting Liu visits Rawls Byrd Elementary School where she teaches the students how to play the erhu, a traditional Chinese musical instrument
    Music Class, Laurel Lane Elementary School  Zhiting Liu visits Laurel Lane Elementary School where she teaches the students how to play the erhu, a traditional Chinese musical instrument.  
  • Dandan Jin teaches students Chinese at the Independent Study program with Rawls Byrd Elementary School
    Independent Study, Laurel Lane Elementary School  Dandan Jin teaches students Chinese at the Independent Study program with Laurel Lane Elementary School.  
  • Yi Hao teaches students how to dance 'hongyan' a Chinese dance at Rawls Byrd Elementary School
    PE Class, Laurel Lane Elementary School  Yi Hao teaches students how to dance 'hongyan' a Chinese dance at Laurel Lane Elementary School  
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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 campsConfucius Classrooms, and training for teachers of Mandarin both on-site in the United States and in China.