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Who We Are
The Confucius Institute at UNC Charlotte is an academic and cultural collaborative between UNC Charlotte, Shanxi University in China, with support from Confucius Institute Headquarters. Aspiring to become a leading organization to promote bilateral understanding and to build bridges between Charlotte and China, the Confucius Institute is committed to:
- Building connections with language and culture learning
- Fostering cooperation with creative academic and outreach programs
- Strengthening community with dialogues and understanding
What We Provide
The Confucius Institute's public language and cultural programs include:
- Community Chinese languages courses
- Customized Chinese workshops
- Chinese proficiency tests
- Free cultural programs open to all
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. It leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.
Established in 1946, UNC Charlotte now enrolls more than 29,000 students on its 1,000-acre main campus in University City, in addition to classes held at The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City.
The Confucius Institute is housed in UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Languages and Culture Studies Department, and its purpose is to support and enhance language instruction and cultural offerings, such as with tutors for students and community events. We collaborate with academic partner Shanxi University, located in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province.
The Confucius Institute Blog
This week on the blog, learn about the cultural significance of Chinese tea parties, and how their importance continues in modern-day China. To read the post, click the image below, or visit our blog tab.
Due to COVID-19, UNC Charlotte has canceled all face-to-face summer camps. However, we are excited to announce that we will be offering several free virtual camps this summer. We will be offering camps for both immersion and non-immersion students. For more details and how to register, visit our Summer Camps tab.
The Introductory Chinese language courses given by the Confucius Institute at UNC Charlotte were fabulous! They were well organized and facilitated by encouraging teachers, who provided a lot of support to the students. Many people were afraid to learn Chinese and think that the process is too overwhelming but the Confucius teachers made it fun and engaging! They provided us with everything we needed: great resources, a warm learning environment, and quality online instruction that gave us experience to begin learning one of the world's most influential languages. Thank you Confucius Institute! 谢谢孔子学院！Xièxiè kǒngzǐ xuéyuàn!
--Andrea J., Chinese Language Course Student
Department of Languages & Culture Studies
Cato College of Education 453
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte NC 28223