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Courses and Workshops

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HSK & HSKK

FALL HSK DATES

Learn more about fall test dates, registration deadlines and fees; visit our HSK information page.

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Fall 2016 Happy Hours

Join GWCI in our series of Happy Hours this semester! Happy Hour will be held from 5pm to 7pm on September 7th and 8th, then again in November from the 14th to the 17th.

GWCI Cultural Series - Kunqu Opera

The GW Confucius Institute and UMD Confucius Institute will co-host the Wintergreen Kunqu Opera Society from China. They will perform traditional opera at the UMD Campus.

GWCI Cultural Series: Chinese Calligraphy

The George Washington University Confucius Institute will be hosting a lecture on Chinese calligraphy and the history of Chinese characters. Dr.

Mid-Autumn Festival 2016

GW Confucius Institute with the GW Language Center, the Chinese Program in the department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at GW and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies all co-hosted hosted t

CCTV Interviews

CCTV interviews GWCI Student Ambassador & GW Students about Chinese New Year Gala.

Schwarzman Scholars Fellowship

GW's own Marguerite Wedeman, 2014 Jiangsu Cup Award Winner, bests more than 3,000 applicants for the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars Fellowship.

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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Events

October
03
Monday
5:30pm—7:30pm
October
12
Wednesday
7:45pm—9:30pm
October
27
Thursday
7:45pm—9:30pm
November
06
Sunday
8:30am—3:00pm
November
06
Sunday
8:30am—3:00pm

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