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International Chinese Learning



Office for International Chinese Learning

The major responsibilities of the Office for International Chinese Learning include promotion of Chinese language learning overseas and provision of services for the Confucius Institutes. Dedicated to coordinating the entire university’s Chinese language educational resources, the Office places a premium on teaching Chinese language and culture to domestic and international Chinese learners and supplying training to students and scholars who determine to devote themselves to teaching Chinese language. The Office is also responsible for the Confucius Institute related affairs of BNU.

The Confucius Institute, not a university in the usual sense, is an education and cultural exchange institute to promote Chinese language and culture; it also serves as a non-profit public service institute. The most important task of the Confucius Institute is to supply Chinese language learners from all over the world with standardized, authoritative and modern Chinese language learning materials. Confucius, a great figure in traditional Chinese culture, is a symbol of the renaissance of traditional Chinese culture and is thus chosen as a brand for Chinese education. In order to promote Chinese language and culture, the Chinese government in 1987 established Hanban(Confucius Institute Headquarters) to administer the Confucius Institutes. Inheriting the ideas that “harmony is valuable” and “striving for harmony but not sameness,” the Confucius Institute boosts exchange and integration of Chinese culture with world cultures and aims to establish a harmonious world with lasting peace and common prosperity.

Currently BNU has established Confucius Institutes at five universities in four countries: the Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma (OUCI) and the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University in the United States; the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester, UK; the Confucius Institute in Quebec, Canada; and the Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning at Aalborg University, Denmark.

News

The Chinese AP Seminar Held by the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University Successfully Completed
The Summer Training for Chinese Language Teachers Successfully Completed at San Francisco State University
The Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University Sponsored by Hanban Holds 2010 "Chinese Bridge" Summer Camp in China
Prize-winning Works of the 6th Chinese Bridge Cup Contest Held by the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University
The Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University Held PRC 60th Anniversary Celebration and Series of Events for the Mid-Autumn Festival
The Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University Issued Scholarship Certificates
The Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University held Special Forum in Memory of the Birth of Confucius
BNU and the University of Oklahoma Signed Implementation Agreement for the Confucius Institute

Notices

Notice regarding the 2010 candidates for Chinese volunteer teachers to go to Australia
Notice regarding the 2009-2010 school year examination for Chinese volunteer teachers at the Confucius Institute

Links

Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters
Jointly established Confucius Institutes:
Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester, UK
Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University, US
Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma (OUCI), US
Confucius Institute in Quebec, Canada
Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning at Aalborg University, Denmark
College of Chinese Language and Culture
School of Chinese Language and Literature




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