International Studies & Programs

Teacher Workshops

The Asian Studies Center offers four workshops for middle and high school teachers: the Teaching About Asia Workshop, and the Workshops for Teachers of Japanese, Chinese, or Korean.

2017 Teaching About East Asia Workshop

This free 30 hour course provides an overview of the modern history and culture of China, Japan, and Korea with a special emphasis on pedagogy, best practices, Common Core connections, and teaching resources. Designed to assist middle and high school teachers of World Cultures, World History, and World Geography classes, this seminar will be held at MSU. This program is sponsored by the Indiana University NCTA National Coordinating Site (East Asian Studies Center).

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, each participant will receive:

  • A $500 teacher stipend;
  • $300 in free teaching resources;
  • Free continental breakfast and light lunch everyday;
  • 30 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) credit hours (approval pending);
  • Qualification for future National Consortium of Teaching about Asia (NCTA) international study tours.

This course has limited enrollment. Registrations will be accepted in the order received. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by email. Contact Jennifer Pippin, Outreach Coordinator for the Asian Studies Center, at pippinj1(at) with any questions about the course.

Teaching About East Asia Workshop flyer
Teaching About East Asia Workshop registration form 

Workshop for Teachers of Japanese

The annual Workshop for Teachers of Japanese took place on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 from 9:00am to 4:30pm in Room B110G Wells Hall. Contact Karen Klein at kleink14(at) with any questions.

Teachers of Japanese Workshop flyer
Teachers of Japanese Workshop application 

Workshop for Teachers of Chinese

The annual Workshop for Teachers of Chinese took place on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch Community Room. Contact Yu-Chen Kate Chen at chenyuc2(at) or 517-355-3778 with any questions.

Teachers of Chinese Workshop flyer
Teachers of Chinese Workshop application

Workshop for Teachers of Korean

The annual MSU Workshop for Teachers of Korean took place on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Room 115 of the International Center. For future registration and further information, please contact Jun Oh, President of the Mid-Michigan chapter of NAKS at junoh3(at)