Confucius Institute


As China's economy and exchanges with the world have seen rapid growth, there has also been a sharp increase in the world's demands for Chinese learning. Benefiting from the UK, France, Germany and Spain's experience in promoting their national languages, China began its own exploration through establishing non-profit public institutions which aim to promote Chinese language and culture in foreign countries in 2004. These were given the name the Confucius Institute.

In 2011, the Confucius Institutes around the world made remarkable achievements, with steady development and positive trends for future growth. By the end of August 2011, 353 Confucius Institutes and 473 Confucius Classrooms had been established in 104 countries and regions in the world. Confucius Institutes and classrooms adopt flexible teaching patterns and adapt to suit local conditions when teaching Chinese language and promoting culture in foreign primary schools, secondary schools, communities and enterprises. In Africa there are numerous Confucius Institutes at major universities in Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Magadascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Congo Brazzaville, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Confucius Institute programme is overseen by Hanban, officially the Office of Chinese Language Council International.


CNBeijing, China
In operation since: 


Confucius Institute Head Office
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