China Camp

Register now for our 2019 China Camp and join us for a 2-week trip hosted by the Confucius Institute and our partner University in Beijing.

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Learn Chinese

Learning Chinese opens up your world, challenges your mind, and above all, it's fun! Explore our website for information on our range of courses and Chinese proficiency exams.

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Understand China

Our events programme introduces you to China's rich cultural heritage as well as its vibrant modern culture. Whether your interest in China is for business or pleasure, there's something for you!

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Do business

Understand Chinese consumers and business practices through expert insight from guest speakers and academics. View business-related events, courses, and research.

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The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds

We promote the understanding of Chinese language and culture in the UK, with a business focus on helping companies to communicate with Chinese customers more effectively.

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On the last Saturday of September, Confucius Institutes around the world organise activities to mark 'Confucius Institute Day'. This is a time to reflect on our work, share our successes and achievements, and celebrate our part in the global Confucius Institute network.

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The annual ‘China Day’ for year 7 students at Harrogate Grammar School marks the end of another successful year of Mandarin education at our Confucius Classroom.

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当地时间2018年6月9日,英国利兹大学商务孔子学院举办了 “第五届汉语教师培训讲座”,吸引了来自利兹、约克、哈罗盖特、利物浦等城市,包括各地区华人学校、华人社区学校、中文学校等汉语教学机构及各大院校的60余名汉语教师学者汇聚一堂。培训邀请英国普通话教育专家、牛津太古汉语中心项目主任韦乐(Chris Webster)进行专题讲座。

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The Business Confucius Institute ran a teacher training event for local Mandarin teachers on Saturday 9 June with trainer Chris Webster. The session was attended by teachers from around the region, including teams from community schools in Leeds and York.

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Giving our Annual Lecture this year is China expert Gordon Orr, formerly the leader of the McKinsey Greater China practice and Chairman of McKinsey Asia.

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You may remember Yan Preston from her Mother River exhibition in the Impressions Gallery 'Views from China' season last year. At this event the award-winning photographer will discuss her two recently published photobooks about China.

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A black-tie business dinner to celebrate China New Year, with an After-Dinner speech from Patrick Horgan, Rolls Royce Regional Director for North-East Asia. Tickets available now.

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Our China in Africa event on 26 September will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the China-Africa relationship from...

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Mischa Wilmers started learning Chinese as a fun way to meet people in a new city. Just over a year...

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