We offer a diverse programme of evening classes for adults to enjoy learning Chinese. Terms run from Sept-Dec; Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun with a condensed programme of classes offered over the summer.
An absolute beginner can join us at the start of each term. Any student who has some previous experience in learning the language is welcome to ... Read more
This semester there are three Chinese Studies seminars planned the first of which will take on Wed 27th January
January 27 17:00-19.00
Dr Marjorie Dryburgh (University of Sheffield)
Visual Histories of a Northern City: In Search of a People’s Past
This talk will take place in the University of Edinburgh 50 George Square, Lecture RoomG.02.
The second talk of this ... Read more
The 10th Global Conference of Confucius Institutes (CI) held in Shanghai in early December 2015 saw the Confucius Institute for Scotland receive the accolade of ‘Model Institute’ from Vice Premier Liu Yandong who is chair of the Council of CI Headquarters.
Since opening in 2007 the Institute has received six awards of excellence from ... Read more
The Institute will run three HSK exam diets in 2016. All exams take place on Saturdays with the dates being 19 March, 21 May and 3 December. You can register now for the 19 March 2016 exam. If you are interested in working or studying in China or in applying for a Confucius Institute Scholarship ... Read more
Here on this page you will find a number of podcasts and videos of previous events run by our Institute.
Lord Green: October 2015
China & Europe
Steven Green, former chair of HSBC has a career spanning almost five decades. In this talk he compares and contrasts Europe and China from Confucius to Aristotle to the present ... Read more
Students who take the course “Chinese Silent Cinema, 1922-1935” form groups and make their own 20-minute films modelled on the thematics and aesthetics of silent-era Chinese films.
As a conclusion to this class, all student films are shown at a mock Oscar event known as the “Golden Chopsticks Film Gala.” Judges made up of faculty members ... Read more
On Wed 9 December in Glasgow, China Britain Business Council will run a briefing event focusing on opportunities for businesses related to the One Belt One Road initiative, launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013.
The programme will present the key findings of a report into this initiative to improve and create new trade routes, ... Read more
The Confucius Institute for Scotland is pleased to be hosting the Scotland heat of a global Chinese Calligraphy Contest being organised by Sinolingua. Taking place at the in the Institute at Abden House on Tuesday 1st December from 6pm, the competition is open to all non-native speakers of Chinese.
Many students enjoy learning Chinese characters. Some ... Read more