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.
Griffith staff and postgraduate students can enrol in any scheduled Tourism Confucius Institute Group course free of charge. Contact us to register.
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.
Join us for MOON LIGHT NIGHT on Saturday 12th October from 4.00-9.00 pm in the heart of Southport's Chinatown between Young and Davenport Streets. Moon Light Night will have a modern twist on the traditional harvest festival celebrated during the full moon, featuring a light show at 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm, illumination theming, food stalls, kids' activities, table tennis, a lane way bar and loads of cultural entertainment. You will also enjoy free live music with South Korean YouTube sensation Baby Shark, giving two live performances at 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm. Hope to see you there!
The TCI is on tour and offering Chinese traditional music performances featuring the Pipa, Guzheng, Dizi, Xiao, Erhu and Bawu. If you are interested in booking this fabulous show please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This offer is valid until October 2019!
Our group Chinese language classes for Term 3 began on 2 September 2019. Private lessons are also available at any time upon request. For questions regarding our courses please contact Ms Shuang Wu for Nathan classes and Mr Frank Fang for Gold Coast classes.
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.