Confucius Institute: Enriching Lives through Chinese Language and Culture

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Welcome to the UWTSD Confucius Institute. Serving the Welsh heartlands across the counties of Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, South Powys and Glamorgan, the Confucius Institute is the doorway to China for students, communities and businesses. Our aim is to enable cultural exchange with China and provide opportunities for study, research and business cooperation.

Created in 2007, the Confucius Institute is the result of an academic partnership between University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Beijing Union University. This partnership provides opportunities for students to study in Beijing and supports academic and cultural exploration in areas such as Tourism, Well-being and Business.

 Our core work is to provide excellent Mandarin language teaching and enable students to gain qualifications in Mandarin at GCSE, A Level, as well as University credit courses.  We are an HSK and YCT Chinese proficiency testing centre.

Our qualified and DBS checked teaching staff bring a wealth of experience to our partner primary and secondary schools.  We welcome new partnerships with any school that would like to introduce Mandarin as part of their triple literacy programme, or as an additional pathway for students.