Confucius Institute

Teacher Appreciation Day & Confucius' Birthday

our 9th annual teacher appreciation day is coming up fast!

The Confucius Institute will be celebrating Chinese educators throughout Northeast Ohio on Friday, September 30th. In celebration of Confucius' birthday, we will honor all of our dedicated teachers and school administrations. More info to come as we get closer to the event!



On October 2nd, 2015, Cleveland State University’s Waetjen Auditorium was filled with over 850 local teachers, students, and educational leaders. Dr. Anthony Yen, President of the Confucius Institute Board of Trustees, and Dr. Jianping Zhu, Cleveland State’s interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, welcomed the attendees to the event. Four new Confucius Classrooms were unveiled, and the Confucius Institute honored outstanding students who had participated in programs to help increase their knowledge of Chinese culture.

Each teacher and school administrator received recognition for their achievements in promoting Chinese education. Students cheered as their schools were represented on stage. Later, it was the students turn to wow the audience. Each class had prepared a performance to show off what they had learned about China and their knowledge of the Chinese language. The groups sang, danced, and performed skits, which were truly the highlight of the event.

Students from Roxboro Middle School use shadow puppets to tell the story of the Chinese zodiac.jpg

Students from Roxboro Middle School use shadow puppets to tell the story of the Chinese zodiac


Read more about the 2015 Teacher Appreciation Day & Confucius' Birthday Celebration

"Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University celebrates the 8th Teacher Appreciation Day and Confucius Institute Day" - Hanban News

"克利夫兰州立大学孔子学院举办第八届教师感谢日暨孔子学院日活动" - 汉办新闻中心

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Event Photos

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Anthony Yen Teacher Appreciation 2015   







Dr. Anthony Yen welcomes the audience

Chinese Bridge Summer Camp Teacher Appreciation 2015

Celebrating the participants of the 2015 Chinese Bridge Summer Camp

Confucius Classroom Teacher Appreciation 2015

Presentation of the Confucius Classroom Plaques

Teachers Teacher Appreciation 2015

Teachers are Awarded for their Achievements
St. Ignatius Teacher Appreciation 2015
Students from St. Ignatius High School perform a skit
Qipao Teacher Appreciation 2015
Students Model the Qipao
Audience Teacher Appreciation Day 2015
The Audience

Past Teacher Appreciation Day & Confucius' Birthday Celebrations

6th Annual Celebration (2013)

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Contact Information

For information on future Teacher Appreciation Day & Confucius' Birthday Celebrations, please contact Qiong Yan at or at (216) 523-7127.