“Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned? – Confucius, The Analects
In Chinese thought, all human beings are regarded as part of the larger family of humanity. The highest state for humanity to reach is as a single community, the world belonging to everyone. We believe that language and cultural learning is the best way to minimize the cultural gap among different peoples and strengthen mutual understanding. The Pace CI is a place for people of all backgrounds to gather to learn from one another other and grow together. By offering language courses, cultural activities, and other services to the community, the Pace CI can be a bridge for cross-cultural communication and cooperation.
Confucius was a sage whose thoughts still have great influence today, both in China and around the world. The essence of Confucian thought is benevolence, or universal love. As a great philosopher, educator, and statesman, Confucius devoted his whole life to achieving two goals through education: the cultivation of the ideal person and a harmonious society governed by virtue. His philosophy, which emphasized personal and governmental morality, respect for humanity, justice, peace, and sincerity, is universal. Confucius is not only the namesake of our institute but is also the role model for our behavior and values, influencing the nature of our education, teaching methods and philosophy.
The values of our institute include respect, care, professionalism, creativity, growth, and excellence. With these values we aim to build up the Pace CI into a harmonious community with a dedication to learning and growth, a grand vision, and a commitment to quality, creativity, and excellence. Our staff help make this vision a reality, achieving success through diligent work and a high level of professionalism. As a staff we are committed to play an important role in Chinese language and cultural education in the Greater New York area