Chinese Language Programs

Professional Development Workshop Series:   The ASU Confucius Institute plays a vital role in the learning and teaching of Chinese language and culture in Arizona.  We offer professional development workshops to prepare teachers of Chinese on topics such as language teaching methodology & strategies, curriculum development, AP Chinese, and student assessment.

Chinese Language Proficiency Tests:  The ASU Confucius Institute is the designated official testing site offering the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) and the Youth Chinese Test (YCT).  Both tests assess Chinese language proficiency for learners of Mandarin.  HSK is a proficiency test for adult Chinese language learners and is often compared to the English TOEFL exam, while the YCT is a Chinese proficiency test for elementary and middle-school students.

Learn Chinese: The Confucius Institute at Arizona State University offers Beginning Chinese and Individual Tutoring in Chinese.  These courses are designed for individuals to gain a basic knowledge of Mandarin.


Past Events

Friday, January 22, 2016 (All day) - Saturday, February 6, 2016 (All day)

Students learning Chinese shared "Why I Learn Chinese" through submitting their response to the Performance, Visual Art, or Writing categories of the ASU Chinese New Year Creativity Competition. ASU Confucius Institute selected the best submissions in each category. All winners were invited to perform live, display their works and receive their awards at the ASU Tempe Campus on February 6th.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 (All day)

The ASU Confucius Institute announced its 2nd Student Video Competition in 2015. Any students (grade 7-12) enrolled in a Chinese language class in Arizona schools were allowed to enter.  A maximum of 3 students worked together to produce a video. Students had the opportunity to select any theme or topic to tell a story, play out a skit or do a performance. The language requirement was Chinese, and each video entry must have been no longer than 3 minutes.  

The submission deadline is September 10, 2015 at

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Winner List

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 (All day) - Thursday, November 12, 2015 (All day)


Beginning Chinese 1
Thursdays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / September 10 to Novermber 12, 2015

Beginning Chinese 1b
Tuesdays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. /September 8 to Novermber 10, 2015

Beginning Chinese Class 1a is designed for people who have completed Beginning Chinese 1 offered by the ASU Confucius Institute. 

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Sunday, June 7, 2015 (All day) - Sunday, June 21, 2015 (All day)

The 15-day residential program provided students an opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured curriculum. During the program, students received Chinese language instruction and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. The program boasted a living-learning setting where participants will gain first-hand college life experience. The camp was for current 8-12th graders in Arizona, whose proficiency level of Chinese language ranges from zero to intermediate.  

The application deadline for this program was April 4.  For information about the program and the application process, visit Startalk Application 

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:30am

Presented by Professor Hsin-hsin Liang of University of Virginia.  This workshop presented strategies in introducing and practicing grammatical points and new vocabulary through a theme-based language teaching and learning approach.  Examples on integrating theme-based approach into curriculum design and classroom teaching were discussed to enhance language learning.

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