Since its opening in April 2007, the Confucius Institute has been working to promote Chinese language programs in K-12 schools and support the professional development of Chinese teachers. With the growing interest in learning Chinese, it is important to train qualified teachers to help meet this demand. Our goal is to train teachers across North Carolina through teacher training workshops, provide classroom resources, help teachers attain Chinese licensure, and provide a unified system through the creation of the Chinese Language Teacher Association of North Carolina to help our state excel in Chinese language acquisition.