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Draper Elementary School Chinese DLI Teacher Yinyao You Receives Confucius Institute Award

On December 12, 2017, Draper Elementary School Dual Language Immersion (DLI) teacher Yinyao You was presented with the 2017 “Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award” by Madam Liu Yandong, a Vice Premier of China, at the 12th annual Confucius Institute Conference in Xi’an, China. The Confucius Institute at the University of Utah (CIUU) was proud to nominate Yinyao You for this prestigious award, which recognizes his outstanding performance as a teacher in Utah DLI classrooms.

Yinyao You is the 2nd grade Chinese DLI teacher in the Confucius Classroom at Draper Elementary School. He has taught in Utah for the past 4 and a half years, and he contributes greatly to the DLI program by giving presentations at CIUU teacher training workshops and College Board workshops for new Hanban guest teachers.

 As of this year, the Confucius Institute is represented in 146 countries around the world, comprised of a total of 525 Confucius Institutes (CI) and 1113 Confucius Classrooms (CC). Out of this vast network, only 30 individuals representing their CI or CC receive this award, and only five are selected from the United States. Out of those five, Yinyao You is the only guest teacher to receive the award -- the other four are presidents of universities or directors of the CI.

 yinyao you shakes hands with the chinese vice premeir while receiving his award

Vice Premier Liu Yandong presents Yinyao You with his award


This honor speaks as a testament to Yinyao You’s impressive achievements as a guest teacher and his contributions to the Chinese DLI program in Utah. CIUU is proud to have him on our team and we hope that he will continue to work in Utah in the future!


You can view a list of all winners here. Click the red “En” on the right side of the page to view in English, and then click “Advanced Individual" to see the complete list.

Last Updated: 1/4/18