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Lancaster University Confucius Institute

Lancaster University Confucius Institute officially opened on 20 December 2011.

Its aims include to:

  1. offer credit-bearing Mandarin language and culture classes to students;
  2. offer language and culture courses to local schools, communities and businesses;
  3. support enterprise in the North West region through the themes of China, innovation and sustainable development. Both Lancaster University and our partner University in China, South China University of Technology, have significant expertise in these areas.



Forthcoming Events

15 - 17 July 2014
The 3rd Chinese Language Teacher Training Workshop

This training workshop is specially designed to provide the trainees with the methodology of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, class management and testing. To book your place please complete the Application Form by the 8th July 2014.

Weekly Classes / Events

8 May - 26 June 2014
Chinese calligraphy and painting

An 8 week introductory course to Chinese calligraphy and painting. Materials are provided. Thursdays 12.15-13.45 in Roundhouse A02. Cost £40. Register online

5 May - 23 June 2014
Tai Chi

Learn Tai chi with Confucius Institute. Mondays 1-2pm. Sessions take place in The Playroom (Great Hall A041). In  Bank Holiday weeks sessions  are moved to Tuesday 6 May in Great Hall A041 and Tuesday 27 May in Great Hall A038 from 1-2pm. Cost £20. Register online