The Confucius Institute at the University of North Florida works collaboratively with its partners: Hanban, Shaanxi Normal University, Duval County Public Schools and Jacksonville Chinese School.
of Confucius Institute, is the institution directly under the Chinese Ministry
of Education, committed to
developing Chinese language and culture teaching resources and making its
services available worldwide, for meeting the demands
of overseas Chinese learners to the utmost degree, and to contributing to
global cultural diversity and harmony (learn more).
Shaanxi Normal University is a key institution of higher learning directly
affiliated to the Ministry of Education in the People's Republic of China. It is situated
in the ancient capital city of Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China. It is a key university under
the construction plan
of China’s national “211 Project" and a university under China’s Innovation Platform Construction Plan of the“985” (learn more).
Duval County Public Schools continues to expand their Chinese programs. Currently, there are nine schools, four high schools, three middle schools and
two elementary schools, providing Chinese language/culture programs. High
schools consist of 1) Stanton Preparatory School, 2) Williams M. Raines High School, 3) Jean Ribault High School and 4) Mandarin High School. Middle
schools that offer Chinese language/culture teaching include 1) Jean Ribault Middle School, 2) Mandarin Middle School and 3) James Weldon Johnson Middle School. Two elementary
schools are 1) Rufus E. Payne Elementary School and 2) Mandarin Oaks Elementary School.
Established in 2003, Jacksonville Chinese School aims to provide Chinese language/culture instruction and learning to Jacksonville community. The Jacksonville Chinese School is committed
to providing each child with a nurturing and inspiring Chinese educational program
in addition to striving for cultural exchanges between the Chinese community
and other ethnic groups.