Confucius Institute

Zhao Yue (Joy) Ph.D.

Director of the Confucius Institute
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Office Location

305 Bailey Hall




Zhao Yue is the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Southern Maine, as well as a teaching Professor. She is a Vice-Dean from the International Institute of Chinese Language and Culture at the Dongbei University of Economics and Finance.

She is also a researcher for the Institute of Business Chinese at Beijing Language and Culture University; Business Consultant of Business Chinese Test (BCT) at Peking University; Instructor of MOTCSL(Master of Teaching Chinese as Second Language ) of Jilin University; proctor of Mandarin Chinese testing in Liaoning province; and a member of the research and development team for the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), Business Chinese Test (BCT), and Youth Chinese Test (YCT) through Hanban (Headquarters of the Confucius Institutes).

She was a professor at Kyushu International University,Japan from 2002~2004.
She taught Business Chinese as a second language for the international students at Dongbei, as well as Chinese Culture for doctoral international students. Her research field is Chinese language and culture. She is interested in cross-cultural communication.