How do I apply for the Michigan China Quiz Bowl?

Based on the Michigan Japan Quiz Bowl sponsored by the Michigan Japanese Teachers Association since 1993, the Michigan China Quiz Bowl is a competition where teams from middle and high schools across Michigan test their knowledge of Chinese language and geography. Divisions include students registered in first, second and third year middle school Chinese courses and first, second, third, and fourth year Chinese high school courses. Chinese  native and heritage students (those who are from homes where Chinese may be spoken) and students who have spent more than 30 days in China are ineligible to participate. Native and heritage speakers, however, are encouraged to volunteer as score keepers, time keepers, and score sheet runners.

The 2016 Quiz Bowl will be held in early spring 2016. Visit the webpage to check the past events.

How do I apply for the CLAM conference?

Join us for the 8th Annual CLAM Conference and please consider submitting a session proposal! The CLAM conference is about sharing practical ideas about teaching and learning Chinese with fellow educators, administrators, and students! Registration is FREE for those who apply before October 31 and parking will be FREE in front of the Law School for the first 100 cars.

Registration Form for 2015 Conference (FREE before Oct. 31)

Session Proposal Form for 2015 Conference

How do I apply for a scholarship in China?

Hanban makes available scholarships to U.S. college students interested in studying Mandarin Chinese or who are interested in learning to teach Chinese language or culture. Scholarships include tuition, housing,  stipends and airfare. Students from Wayne State should indicate a preference to study at Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Below are websites for scholarship applications and information:

For further information please contact Dr. Li Liang at

How do I apply for the SSLP?

Since 2006 Wayne State University has partnered with Tsinghua University, the Tseng Hin Pei Charity Fund, the Wang Foundation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hanban and individual donors to offer this summer service learning program in rural China. By traveling to remote regions and providing K-12 students with opportunities to learn and practice English, volunteers have inspired rural Chinese students to study English and other subjects included in the national college entrance exam.

Click here for more information.

How do I apply for the High School Bridge program?

The Hanban High School Summer Program provides two weeks of Chinese language and cultural training in China each summer. Selected students need only pay for their airfare and visas; Hanban (Chinese Language Council International) provides all in-country expenses, including room, board, transportation, language instruction, cultural activities, and sightseeing tours. The program generally takes place during the month of July.

Click here for more information.

How do I invite Chinese TA's to my school?

The K-12 outreach program provides volunteers from Wayne State University to make visits to southeastern Michigan schools. In conjunction with teacher requests, volunteers help teach basic aspects of Chinese language and culture. Teachers may fill out a request form (click here) to indicate preferred dates, times, and activities. Click here for more information about this program.

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