U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

Confucius Classroom at:

Saylesville Elementary School 
in partnership with Northern Lincoln Elementary School

Program Goal:  To promote an appreciation and understanding of Chinese culture and language throughout the Lincoln School System through coursework, discussion and activities to further the school department’s mission of producing lifelong learners and productive citizens in a global society.

For more information about Saylesville Elementary School, please visit their website. For more information about Northern Lincoln Elementary School, please visit their website.

Students at Saylesville Elementary School show off their character writing.

Program Objectives:

  • To form a partnership with the Confucius Institute at Bryant University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)
  • To establish Confucius Classrooms within the Lincoln Public School System for the promotion of Chinese culture and language across the curricula for all students
  • To create a center for the introduction of Chinese language and culture to students in Grades 1-5
  • To provide students, community members and organizations with opportunities to learn about Chinese language and culture
  • To provide enrichment programs and curricula for students to study and learn Mandarin as a Foreign Language at the elementary level
  • To support participation in activities and experiences that promote awareness and knowledge of  Chinese culture and language.

Students at Northern Lincoln Elementary School in the Mandarin Chinese After-School program

Saylesville Elementary School and Northern Lincoln Elementary started their Before and After-school Chinese language and culture programs in April 2011

Current Programs:
Lincoln Public Schools has recently started a "Before the Bell" Program at four of its elementary schools for Grades 4 & 5, which includes a Chinese language program to choose from:
1) Central
2) Northern
3) Lonsdale
4) Saylesville