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

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 (All day) - Thursday, February 26, 2015 (All day)

Beginning Chinese I
Thursdays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / January 8 to February 26, 2015

Beginning Chinese II
Tuesdays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / 
January 6 to February 24, 2015


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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:30pm

The ASU Confucius Institute will host the next ONLINE HSK or Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi on April 12, 2014. Registration Deadline is March 10, 2014. Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is China’s official, standardized Chinese language proficiency test for non-native speakers.

For more information and registration, visit our HSK site at

Saturday, March 8, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, March 9, 2014 (All day)

The ASU Confucius Institute is co-sponsoring the Chinese Education Conference on March 8-9 in Salt Lake City, Utah. This conference is dedicated to Chinese language teachers with experts and master teachers presenting in-depth workshops, best practices and hands-on teaching methods; and immersion techniques benefit all classrooms. They will share proven strategies and activities for increasing literacy.

Please also join us for preconference school visits on March 7.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (All day)

ASU Confucius Institute will host the Fourth Chinese Speech Competition in conjunction with the SILC Language Fair on February 11 . High School students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability in Chinese and compete with other high school students of the same level.

This competition is open to students from Novice to Intermediate levels of Chinese.

For more information, contact Wenjing Xie at

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Friday, January 24, 2014 (All day) - Thursday, March 27, 2014 (All day)

The Confucius Institute at Arizona State University offers Beginning Chinese classes and Individual Tutoring in Chinese.  Beginning Chinese I is designed for individuals with little or no exposure to Chinese. Beginning Chinese II is for people who completed the ASU CI Beginning Chinese class I.  These classes are an 8-week courses with one class session per week and are non-credit Chinese language classes.  Both classes covers topics related to business, travel and general communication. 


Beginning Chinese I                                    

Fridays:  4:30-6:30p.m.                                      

January 24 to March 21, 2014                                            

West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus  


Beginning Chinese II

Thursdays:  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 pm

January 30 to March 27, 2014

West Hall 240, ASU Tempe Campus


Registration: $180 per 8-week course.   Email your name and selected class to

For more information about the Beginning Chinese classes and individual tutoring sessions, please contact Fannie Tam at or  480.965.7179

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