Announcements Archive

  • Historic Date – First HSK Examinations in Scotland

    Sunday May 24 2009 was an historic date. A pioneering group of higher education and workplace students undertook the official Chinese language proficiency test known as HSK. HSK is the Chinese equivalent of the widely established English language IELTS test While the numbers taking this first HSK examination are small, student registrations at the Confucius Institute have ... Read more
  • Free- Language Evaluation Opportunity

    Event Date: 30/05/2009 If you have been learning Mandarin Chinese and are free on the morning of Saturday 30 May read on. This is the date when we are seeking volunteers to test out the new HSK examination. The Chinese Proficiency Test HSK (Hanyu shuiping kaoshi, i.e. Chinese proficiency certificate) is the official PRC standardised exam to ... Read more
  • Scholarships for all – 4 weeks, 1 term, 1 year +

    A number of substantial scholarships to China are on offer from the Confucius Institute Headquarters to enable those studying and/or teaching Chinese as a second language, to have the chance to study Chinese language and culture in China. With durations from four weeks to full degree, these scholarships should be of interest to schoolkids, working adults, ... Read more
  • Beijing: Third Confucius Institute Conference

    A second accolade for excellence to the Confucius Institute for Scotland was awarded in Beijing. Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O`Shea addressed the global audience of over 1000 delegates representing almost 300 Institutes. In his speech he gave his views on the function of Confucius Institutes. “Confucius Institutes not only promote knowledge about China, they can also serve ... Read more
  • Ten month business placement in China on offer

    Scottish applicants are being sought for a training scheme in China. Applications are welcome from business executives, entrepreneurs and NGO professionals. This opportunity to train a member of staff as a qualified expert for the Chinese market has already seen three cohorts each of around 200 managers undertake the ten month training programme. As yet, no ... Read more
  • 22-27 Sept: Hi-flying Confucius Classrooms

    Event Date: 22/09/2008 As part of China Now In Scotland, and supported by One Scotland, Many Cultures, an educational and cultural delegation from Weifang City in Shandong Province, China will visit Scotland in late September. The visit will help to build on existing links between Scottish and Chinese schools but in addition to academic discussions, schools will ... Read more
  • Fundraising event for Earthquake Victims

    This Saturday, 17 May a fundraising event will be held at the Confucius Institute by Mothers Bridge of Love. The afternoon will start at 1pm and will include activities such as: Chinese Tea Tasting Chinese music Chinese Dim Sum and drinks Speeches by guests from Chinese consulate and from Confucius Institute An Auction The event was originally planned to raise funds for ... Read more
  • SQA Launches Mandarin Qualifications for Schools

    The launch by SQA of Intermediate 1 and 2 qualifications in Mandarin and Cantonese for Scottish secondary school pupils is a significant development. In working towards a stronger engagement with China, appreciation and knowledge of language is vital. Following an intense period of preparation Scottish students will now have the opportunity to opt to study Mandarin ... Read more