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The Asian Studies Center offers five workshops for teachers: the Teaching About East Asia Workshop, and the Workshops for Teachers of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic.

2019 Teaching About East Asia Summer Art & Literature Seminar

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. The course will encourage and facilitate K-12 teaching and learning about East Asia in World History, Geography, Social Studies, Art, and World Literature. Media specialists, librarians, art teachers, and world language teachers are also encouraged to apply. 


Dates and Location

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Evening Kick-off Event, Tuesday, June 11, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Full Week Seminar, Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

There will be one 6-hour follow up meeting in the fall of 2019.



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

  • $200 stipend;
  • $200 in free teaching resources;
  • 30 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) (approval pending);
  • Qualification for future National Consortium of Teaching about Asia (NCTA) short courses and international study tours.


Register now as space is limited. Registration closes June 1, 2019.



Questions about this seminar?  Contact Dr. Ethan Segal, Professor of History, at segale(at) to learn more.

This program is funded by the Freeman Foundation in association with the MSU Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia at the University of Pittsburgh.


Workshop for Teachers of Arabic

This workshop will focus on best practices for teaching Arabic and will be held in the Dearborn area July 27, 2018 in collaboration with the Michigan Arabic Teachers' Council and Global Educational Excellence. Professor Wafa Hassan will conduct this great workshop. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact Jennifer Pippin at pippinj1(at)

Workshop for Teachers of Chinese

The annual Workshop for Teachers of Chinese will take place on Saturday, August 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at MSU Henry Center. For more information and to register visit the Workshop for Teachers of Chinese web page.

Workshop for Teachers of Japanese

The annual Workshop for Teachers of Japanese will take place on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room B125 of Wells Hall. Contact Jennifer Pippin at pippinj1(at) with any questions.

Registration Deadline: April 27, 2018

Teachers of Japanese Workshop Registration
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Workshop for Teachers of Korean

The annual MSU Workshop for Teachers of Korean will take place on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 115 of the International Center. For registration and further information, please contact Jeehyae Chung (Michigan Association of Korean Schools) at jeehyae(at)