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The Chinese American Foundation is collaborating with California State University, Northridge to promote Chinese language

To promote modern Chinese language education and enrich cultural diversity, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) has partnered with the Chinese American Foundation to launch an educational project. This project aims to assist the CSUN College of Humanities in continuing to offer Chinese language courses, providing an opportunity for interested students on campus to learn Chinese and understand Chinese culture.

On October 24th, the Chinese American Foundation and the CSUN College of Humanities jointly held a “Collaboration Celebration Ceremony” on campus.

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Chinese American Foundation, Joey Yu, expressed the foundation’s focus on partnering with CSUN’s College of Humanities this year. They hope to help the college consistently offer Chinese language courses, allowing students to have the opportunity to take Chinese language courses and potentially complete a minor in Chinese studies. This not only provides students with the chance to learn Chinese and appreciate the charm of Chinese culture but also, more importantly, opens a door to a diverse multicultural world for college students about to enter the workforce. Through learning Chinese, these young students have the opportunity to understand the cultural background of the Chinese community and promote social harmony.

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Joey Yu, Chief Executive Officer of the Chinese American Foundation

The Chairwoman of the Chinese American Foundation, Sher Li, mentioned the “Collaboration Celebration Ceremony” held today between CSUN’s College of Humanities and the Chinese American Foundation. As the Chairwoman of the Foundation, she expressed her humble and grateful participation in the event. Since last year’s “Asian American Heritage Month,” the Chinese American Foundation has introduced various series, including “Our Story,” featuring outstanding Chinese representatives, bilingual excerpts from Confucius’ Analects, and chapters on Asian American history, with the aim of promoting and preserving Chinese culture.

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Sher Li, Chairwoman of the Chinese American Foundation

Director Qi Wang from the Consular Affairs Office of the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles, Jeffrey Tadór Reeder, Dean of the College of Humanities at CSUN, Adrian Perez-Boluda, Department Chair, and Suren P. Seropian, Director of Development, all expressed in their speeches that the collaboration between the Chinese community and the university to promote Chinese language education is a valuable endeavor with important implications for enhancing cultural exchange between China and the United States.

Director Qi Wang from the Consular Affairs Office of the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles

Dean of the College of Humanities, Jeffrey Tadór Reeder, especially thanked CAF in his email: “Allow me to echo the sentiments expressed so eloquently; it was a wonderful event; it was a great way to celebrate the start of our partnership; and it filled my heart to see the students perform and to give a speech about their class that was made possible because of this partnership. Joey, Sher: Thank you for your tireless work and dedication on behalf of the Chinese American Foundation for the benefit of our students, the Chinese program, and cultural and language education at CSUN.” 

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Jeffrey Tadór Reeder, Dean of the College of Humanities

It is explained that earlier this year, the leaders of the Chinese American Foundation learned about the challenges faced by the CSUN College of Humanities’ Modern Chinese Language Courses (101/102 classes) due to various factors. They sought community assistance and conducted multiple visits to the campus, actively liaising with department heads and teachers to understand and discuss the situation, ultimately leading to the formation of this collaborative project.

The Chinese American Foundation hopes to assist the CSUN College of Humanities in consistently offering Chinese language courses, allowing interested students to have the opportunity to learn Chinese, appreciate the charm of multiculturalism, and enjoy the pleasures of learning the Chinese language.

Adrian Perez-Boluda, Department Chair

Suren P. Seropian, Director of Development

Wei Cao, Director, China Institute

Speech of Joey Yu, Chief Executive Officer of the Chinese American Foundation:

Speech and performance by students of Chinese courses in CSUN:

 

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Appreciation Certificate from CSUN College if Humanities to American Chinese Foundation