Established on July 7, 2009, the Confucius Institute at WMU was created through a partnership between WMU and Beijing Language and Culture University.
The Confucius Institute at WMU is a non-profit organization provides Chinese language and cultural studies options for WMU students and faculty.
The Chinese Language Teachers Association, Inc. (CLTA) is a professional organization devoted exclusively to the study of Chinese language, culture and pedagogy. In the years since our establishment in 1962, the Chinese Language Teachers Association has both reflected and responded to changes in our students, our teachers and our world. Although approximately half of our membership is composed of specialists in Chinese language, literature, linguistics and culture teaching at colleges and universities throughout the world, we increasingly count among our membership teachers of Chinese at primary and secondary schools and Chinese community schools, as well as students of the language and other interested parties. From each of these diverse types of experts, we learn much, and can consequently give much more to all of us engaged in the learning and teaching of the Chinese language.