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GW Confucius Institute

George Washington University Confucius Institute
乔治·华盛顿大学孔子学院

The GW Confucius Institute is an educational program of the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences at the George Washington University. Its mission is to promote the study of Chinese language and culture, support Chinese teaching through instructional training and certification and encourage increased research in the area of China studies.

The institute teaches Mandarin at all skill levels through group classes and customized private instruction. The institute offers a variety of cultural programming throughout the year including art performances, lecturers, Chinese traditional holiday celebrations and panels focused on current events. Members of the D.C. community can gain exposure to the Chinese culture without traveling abroad. The GW Confucius Institute also serves as the resource and support center for GW faculty and students whose academic interests focus on China.

Named for the famed Chinese philosopher (551-479 B.C.), the GW Confucius Institute was established in the spring of 2013. It is one of 525 Confucius Institutes hosted in more than 140 countries worldwide. As the only Confucius Institute in the nation’s capital, we are uniquely positioned to serve constituents both in D.C. and throughout the broader international community.

Collaborating Institutions


 
Confucius Institute Headquarters
孔子学院总部/国家汉办

Hanban, the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, China, is overseen by the Office of Chinese Language Council International and affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. It sponsors annual GW programming and provides teaching resources.

 

 


Nanjing University
南京大学

Nanjing University, one of China’s oldest and most prestigious universities, is known for its academic and research excellence as well as its advanced teaching and research facilities. GW and Nanjing University have collaborated since 2011, when they co-hosted the first annual Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest for the Washington region. In 2013, GW launched the GW Confucius Institute in partnership with Nanjing University. 

 

 

2016 Fall Impact Report