About us

The Confucius Institute at Coventry University was created in 2016 through a partnership with Jiangxi University of Finance & Economics, a leading Chinese Higher Education institution in economics and management ranked 7th in China.

As the only Confucius Institute in the West Midlands we are young, forward thinking and passionate about what we do. We are proud to bring a bit of China to Coventry with our range of language and culture courses and many exciting events.

We support the work of Coventry University across the city, the region and Coventry’s national and global connections. For example, the Confucius Institute supports the business community by providing a platform to support local enterprises who wish to enter the Chinese market and to facilitate Chinese investments in the region. We also actively engage with the local community and educational institutions to promote the study of the Chinese language and culture.

Our mission

The overarching aim of the Confucius Institute at Coventry University is to promote the understanding of the Chinese language and culture. For this purpose, we offer a wide range of Mandarin classes from beginners to advance as well as business language courses and HSK preparation courses.

Our qualified Chinese teachers have been selected by the Hanban, the Confucius Institute Headquarters in China. They travelled all the way from China to Coventry University with their experience and passion for teaching Mandarin and for sharing their culture with their students.

We are a dedicated and creative team who work to bring Chinese and Western cultures closer together through various activities from table tennis competitions to Taichi and Chinese calligraphy to name a few.

Our specific goals also include:

  • Long term engagement with the local community, especially educational institutions such as primary and secondary schools
  • Setting up a business platform to assist local businesses in entering the Chinese market, operating successfully and facilitate Chinese investments in the region

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