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.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner, you can choose from our popular courses, including General Chinese, Tourism Chinese and Business Chinese.

Special trial offer: Free Basic Chinese 1 classes*

Griffith staff and postgraduate students can enrol in any scheduled Tourism Confucius Institute Group course free of charge. Contact us to register.

We also offer after-school classes, programs for school students and test preparation workshops for Chinese proficiency exams.


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Featured courses

Our courses help promote Chinese culture and language through education.

Cultural programs

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.

'Managing Mainland Chinese Tourists in Asia Pacific’s Protected Natural Environments' is an intensive three days designed for those interested in better understanding the expectations, behaviours and experiences of mainland China visitors into protected and/or sensitive natural areas across the Asia Pacific region . It will take place  from 17-19 October 2018 at Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, in the World Heritage Listed Lamington National Park.

This event is sold out! The lucky diners will experience authentic Chinese cuisine at the Fourth Tourism Confucius Institute Gourmet Festival Banquet on Thursday 18 October 2018 - see flyer above.

Join us at the Dream of Shangri-La Music and Dance Performance at 7.00 pm on Saturday 3 November 2018 at the Brisbane City Hall

New group Chinese language classes will be offered again beginning the second week of March 2019.  Private lessons are available at any time upon request - contact Ms Shuang Wu for Nathan classes and Mr Frank Fang for Gold Coast classes.

The Nathan Campus and the Gold Coast Chinese Corner is open to all levels of Chinese speakers, from beginning to advanced. Please contact Shine Xu for the Gold Coast group and Yitong Zhang for the Nathan 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.

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