Connecting you to China, Mandarin and cross-cultural tourism
The Tourism Confucius Institute is the world’s first and only Confucius Institute with an emphasis on tourism.
We offer a range of exciting short courses for government, industry and the wider community to promote Chinese learning, as well as a better understanding of Chinese people and their culture.
Study Mandarin online with us for free in the midst of COVID-19! If you are interested in enrolling in an online class please contact A/Prof Shannon Shan for more information.
Griffith staff and postgraduate students can enroll in any scheduled Tourism Confucius Institute Group course free of charge. Contact us to register. We also will be offering after-school classes, programs for school students and test preparation workshops for Chinese proficiency exams(HSK) when it has been deemed prudent to do so. Please note that the HSK tests in 2020 have been changed and updated. Enquiries regarding test dates and registration should be sent to Arya Chen.
The Tourism Confucius Institute is not involved in teaching or curriculum design for any University undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.
The Institute also plays no role in commissioning research.
Its teaching activities are done under the direction of a senior Griffith academic and, in many cases, in partnership with community organisations.
Our courses help promote Chinese culture and language through education.
China has one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating cultures.
In order to provide people with a better understanding of the country, we host a range of cultural programs for schools, university students, industry and the wider community.
Study Mandarin online with us for free! If you are interested in enrolling in an online private or group class please contact A/Prof Shannon Shan for more information.
Please note that the HSK tests for May and June have been cancelled.
The Nathan Campus and Gold Coast Campus Chinese Clubs are open to all levels of Chinese speakers, from beginning to advanced. Please contact Phoebe Huang for the Nathan group and Niki Zhang for the Gold Coast group for meeting days, time and venues.
If you are Chinese and living abroad, we want to hear from you. Register with the TCI Cultural Ambassador Project to share your cultural talents and experiences with the local community. Click here to register
TCI also welcomes university students who are interested in Australia-China cultural exchange and language education to apply internships at TCI. Contact us for further information.