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Confucious Institute courses are now open for registration. We currently offer group classes and one-on-one language practice. Sign-up today!

One Year Anniversary

On Thursday, September 25th the GW Confucius Institute hosted a lunch reception to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the GW Confucius Institute and the 10th anniversary of Confucius Institutes globa

Symposium on Chinese Textbooks

On Friday, September 26th, 2014, the GW Confucius Institute hosted the First Symposium on International Chinese Textbook Development & Confucius Institute Te

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The GW Confucius Institute

The GW Confucius Institute was established in 2013 to promote the study of Chinese language and culture,  support Chinese teaching through instructional training and certification, and encourage increased research in China studies. Named for the famed Chinese philosopher (551-479 B.C.), GW's Confucius Institute is one of 430 across the world and the first in Washington, D.C. GW President Steven Knapp serves on the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, the governing body of institutes worldwide.

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Institute Goals

Expand the teaching of Chinese language and culture beyond university students to the professional and government communities D.C.

Provide a platform for research on China and Asia in a joint effort with Nanjing University

Strengthen GW’s relationship with China through collaborative and diplomatic endeavors