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

Sunday, July 15, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, July 29, 2012 (All day)

The Chinese Bridge Summer Camp is a Chinese language and culture camp sponsored by the Confucius Institute (CI) Headquarters in Beijing.

The ASU CI has been entrusted by the CI Headquarters to accept applications from students in Arizona to participate in the 2012 Hanban Chinese Bridge Summer Camp. During this two week program, participants will live in a local school in a province (Jilin, Shanxi, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Henan, Guangxi or Fujian) for 9 days, where they will study basic Chinese and attend cultural activities. They will spend the last 5 days in Beijing where they will have some sightseeing opportunities and attend the closing ceremony of the camp.

The cost of the camp include round-trip airfare from Phoenix to Beijing, cost for international medical insurance and fee for China visa application. All local expenses in China including tuition, domestic travel and transportation, room and board will be covered by Hanban/CI Headquarters.

Application Deadline: March 26, 2012. Click for application.

Power Point Presentation on Beijing presented at Hanban Summer Camp Pre-Departure Meeting:

Power Point Presentation on Hangzhou presented at Hanban Summer Camp Pre-Departure Meeting:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 (All day) - Wednesday, August 8, 2012 (All day)

ASU CI collaborates with Sichuan University and ASU’s School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) to offer an intensive 8-week summer Chinese language program at Sichuan University. For more information about this program and CI Fellowships, contact Fannie Tam at

Application: Jenny Fisher in ASU’s Center for Global Education Services at Visit about the application process and program deadline.

Program poster, click attached.

Fellowship support and travel grant: ASU students can apply for summer fellowships from the ASU Confucius Institute, click here for application. The information on travel grant and other scholarships can be found on Click “ASU Students” then “Financing your Study Abroad”.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, June 24, 2012 (All day)

The 2012 ASU Chinese Language Camp will be held from June 10 to 24, 2012 in ASU Tempe Campus. The 15-day residential program provides students an opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured theme- and task-based curriculum. During the program, students will receive intensive Chinese language instruction and participate in fun, hands-on cultural activities. The program boasts a living-learning setting where participants will gain first-hand college life experience. After the program, students will commit to continuing Chinese language learning.

The camp is for current 9-12th grade Arizona high school students, whose proficiency level of Chinese language ranges from zero to intermediate. Tuition, room, meals, instructional materials, and field trip are FREE and will be covered by the STARTALK grant. ONLY accepted applicants will pay $175 non-refundable registration fee upon acceptance of the program.

If you are interested in learning or improving your Chinese, you should apply today. The application deadline must be submitted postmarked by Thursday, April 5, 2012. Application materials can be downloaded at For more information, please contact Fannie Tam at or This summer program is sponsored by Startalk Central, SILC and ASU Confucius Institute.

Click for flyer. Click for application form.

Press release: 2012年亚利桑那州立大学中文夏令营

Press Release on Program Orientation:

Press Release on Program Highlights:

Press Release on Closing Ceremony:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The ASU Confucius Institute will present a Professional Teacher Workshop for Confucius Classroom Teacher on Oct. 4 from 12 to 4 pm. The title of this workshop is “Design Effective Lesson Flow in Confucius Classrooms”.

There will be a follow-up session on Classroom Management presented in the Sep. 7 Confucius Classroom teacher workshop.

Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This Poster Design Contest offers Arizona students a creative way to express their knowledge of China. Winning and outstanding artwork will be exhibited at the National Day & Moon Festival Reception hosted by the ASU Confucius Institute and United Chinese Association of Arizona (UCAA). This event will be held in the Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom at the ASU Tempe Campus on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. All Kindergarten through 12th grade students enrolled in Arizona schools are eligible to participate.

One entry per contestant. All entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Click for poster. (ASU CI Poster Design Contest 2011)

Click here for winner list of the Poster Design Contest.

Press Release on CI Poster Design Contest Artwork Exhibit and Award Ceremony: