Learn and Experience China through Language & Culture in Heart of DC! 学中文,体验中国

GW CI's Summer Tour of China 2018

For the purpose of promoting the learning of Chinese language and culture, the George Washington University Confucius institute is honored to announce that the program will sponsor a group of students from the GW Confucius Institute as well as students from the university to take a tour in China during the summer of 2018. The dates are tentatively set for the period of May 28 - June 10*. The GW Confucius Institute’s partner institution in China, Nanjing University, will be hosting the tour. The tour will visit historically and culturally significant locations in Nanjing, Xi'an and Chengdu.

Chinese Arena–Chinese Debate Competition

Chinese Arena华语擂台–Chinese Debate Competition was held by GW Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) and GW Confucius Institute. This competition was exclusively open to all non-native Chinese speakers. Five teams competed on the stage; each team had two contestants and one Chinese mentor. The competition provided a stage not only for students to show their talents, but also for two cultures to exchange and combine.

Going Global: The China Factor

U.S.-China commerce will be the most important business story of the next decade. On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia held a panel discussion with industry-leading Chinese and U.S company executives, legal and business policy experts on how to build successful business relationships with Chinese companies both in China and in the U.S. and to provide services and products in the U.S. which appeal to Chinese companies seeking U.S. market access.

GW President LeBlanc Meets with NJU & Ministry of Education Delegations

The GW Confucius Institute hosted a meeting between the George Washington University President LeBlanc and Minister Counselor of Education, CEN Jianjun, an official of the Chinese Embassy in the United States, and Chancellor Zhu Qingbao, of Nanjing University. President LeBlanc thanked Chancellor Zhu for NJU’s continuous support towards GW Confucius Institute and other educational programs such as the annual Chinese Language Speech contest. President LeBlanc also received a delegation from the Chinese embassy led by Minister Counselor of Education, CEN Jianjun.

Private Reception: Honoring Donation by Dr. Liliane Willens

The GW Confucius Institute has received a generous donation of antique furniture dating from early & mid 20th century China from Dr. Liliane Willens. In her youth, Dr. Willens lived in Shanghai, China during the 1930s and 1940s. We are honored to accept such historical and special furniture, which will be placed in the GW Confucius Institute building. This reception will mark the formal introduction of the furniture into our offices, common spaces, and classrooms.

2017 Jiangsu Cup Speech Contest Winners & Recap

The 7th Annual Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest for the greater Washington Metropolitan area was held at George Washington University on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Spring 2018 Course Schedule is available!

The GW Confucius Institute offers evening group courses for Mandarin Chinese as well as 1-on-1 private tutoring with instructors, professional tutors and student tutors. Group Classes meet in the evenings after regular work hours, where as 1-on-1 tutoring can be tailored both in terms of meeting time and lessons to meet your learning goals. See our Spring 2018 Class Schedule page for course offerings, pricing, and class dates. 

Online registration for Group Courses will open December 21, 2017. The deadline to register for Group Classes is January 19, 2018. 


 Spring 2018 Course Offerings