Teacher Training

Key to the mission of the UCLA Confucius Institute is bringing together education professionals from the U.S. and China to strengthen instructional practices and materials for teaching Mandarin, and provide opportunities for teachers to integrate Chinese history and culture into their subject areas.  We work with university partners to help prepare future credentialed teachers. Our Mandarin Teaching Scholars Program places teachers-in-training in K-12 schools that want to introduce the language to their curriculum.   Our monthly professional development sessions provide training in standards-based instruction, help teachers enhance their leadership skills, and develop a network for materials sharing and communication.

CSET Preparation Classes


This workshop is designed to help students pass the Chinese California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in Mandarin, an exam required by the state for becoming a credentialed K-12 teacher. The Chinese CSET tests knowledge in Chinese language competency, Chinese culture and literature, and linguistics. During the workshops teachers from each of the above specialty areas will teach students key concepts and test taking strategies.

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