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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

6 October 2015, 18.30 - 20.00
'UK/EU - China Relations', by Catherine Ashton, the 4th Confucius Institute Annual Lecture

To mark the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of EU-China relations, Lancaster University Confucius Institute cordially invites you to its 4th Annual Lecture.

12 October 2015, 16.00 – 17.30
'New Chinglish and the Post-Multilingualism Challenge' by Professor Li Wei

Part of the FASS & LU Confucius Institute China Seminar Series 2015-2016

Weekly Classes

12 October 2015
Mandarin Chinese Language Classes

Mandarin Chinese Language Classes for staff, students and the local community. Next classes begin week of 12 October 2015.

12 Oct - 07 Dec 2015
Chinese calligraphy and painting

10 week introductory course to Chinese calligraphy and painting. Materials are provided. Mondays 18.30-20.00. Cost £45.

12 Oct - 07 Dec 2015
Tai chi

10 week course. Cost £25.
Beginner (no experience required) Tuesdays 13.00-14.00 and Thursdays 18.15-19.15.
Intermediate (for those who have done one term of classes before) Wednesdays 13.00-14.00.

12 Oct - 07 Dec 2015
Wushu (Kongfu) 

Beginners Wushu, Tuesdays 12.00-13.00, Wednesdays 12.00-13.00, Thurdays 18.30-19.30