Friday, October 31, 2014

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Confucius Institute

Southwestern College and Guangzhou University are currently working on protocols for the establishment of a Confucius Institute at Southwestern College. Aimed at promoting friendly relations between China and other nations through an understanding of the Chinese language and Chinese culture, the National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Beijing, China has established a series of Confucius Institutes (CI) at educational institutions throughout the world. The major activities of the CI include Chinese language training, educational exchanges, culture courses and Chinese as a Second Language certification. There are currently over twenty Confucius Institutes in the United States including the following: San Francisco State University, the University of Maryland and the University of Kansas.