Confucius Institute Transition
As an integral component of efforts to advance students’ knowledge and ability to thrive in a diverse, global society, UNC Charlotte will transition the Chinese language and culture programs of its Confucius Institute to the Department of Languages and Culture Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences on Dec. 31, 2020. Although the Confucius Institute will be ending, Chinese language and culture programs will continue to play an important role at the University. LEARN MORE
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 cancelled 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, please visit our Summer Camps tab.
Chinese Community Courses
The Confucius Institute at UNC Charlotte is proud to partner with UNC Charlotte Continuing Education to offer non-credit community-based Chinese language and culture courses to those who are interested in learning about China and Chinese society. All courses are taught by experienced teachers and/or native speakers of Chinese.
Please note that due to UNC Charlotte’s current policy regarding COVID-19, our March – May 2020 courses will be offered online.
Learn more by visiting our Courses & Workshops tab.
“The Introductory Chinese language courses given by the Confucius Institute at UNCC were fabulous! They were well organized and facilitated by encouraging teachers, who provided a lot of support to the students. Many people are 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 lots of opportunities to practice speaking. This was a wonderful 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
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.