Confucius News

100 Thousand Strong at GW

On November 19th, students from colleges around the country came together at GW with one goal: increasing the number of American students studying in China.

Courses and Workshops

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

Lunar New Year 2015

On February 19, the first day in the Year of the Sheep, the George Washington University has also its university wide celebration on campus.

Chinese New Year Family Festival

The Chinese Embassy Cultural Attache, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the George Washington University Confucius Institute, and other sponsors have gathered in Kogod Courtyard in the American

Religion in Contemporary China

Along with China’s astonishing economic growth in recent years, Chinese religions have enjoyed a remarkable renaissance. On April 7th, five professors of religious studies from the US and China wil

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 465 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.

Learn Mandarin 

We teach Mandarin to students of all levels and are conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC. Studying Chinese language and culture has many practical applications, including professional, travel and personal goals. We also develop customized classes for organizations and groups across a variety of fields.

Attend an Event 

GW's Confucius Institute holds numerous cultural celebrations and events throughout the year, including Chinese holidays and language competitions. Often, our activities are free and open to public. We offer unique opportunities for the local community to gain insight into Chinese practices like tea service, Eastern medicine and more. 

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Institute Goals

  • Expand the teaching of Chinese language and culture to the professional and government communities of 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