Our Programs

HSK Exams

The renowned HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) exams are given here at Confucius Institute Hawaii. Let us prepare you for them so you may score high on the charts!


Each year contests are held for the most ambitious students. Will you be the next award winning Speech, Calligraphy, or Dictation contest winner?


As a student join us for a language intensive. Become an excellent Chinese language instructor. Learn from our proven pedagogy system to be highly effective in teaching the Chinese language.

Chinese Corner

Interested in practicing speaking Mandarin? Come and meet people with the same passion!!!

Mandarin Chinese for Children

For children with zero to some Chinese background. Our lively curriculum opens the door to the Chinese language and culture through a variety of activities such as simple daily conversations, songs, games, and hands-on activities.

Mandarin Chinese Classes

From beginner to advanced: We have the right Chinese language class for you. Learn Chinese with the most cutting edge pedagogy from our highly trained instructors. Learn languages better by making language learning fun.

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What else does the CI-UHM provide?

Distinguished Lectures

A group of peer-nominated professionals selected yearly to share their expertise at the Confucius Institute Hawai’i


Public display of works of art or other items of interest for the CI-UHM community


Hosting world-renowned and local artists, as well as general lecture series

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Our team

The focus of the CI-UHM

The Confucius Institute is a non-profit public educational organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and aims to:

  • Promote Chinese language and culture
  • Support the teaching of Chinese language—locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Facilitate cultural exchanges
  • Be of service to the people of Hawai'i and elsewhere
Language and Cultural Promotion
Educator Support
Cultural Exchange Facilitation
Public Service

About us

The Confucius Institute is a program of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM). The UHM Center for Chinese Studies is currently constituted of 52 professorial rank faculty specializing in Chinese studies in 20+ disciplines and professional schools.

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS), founded in 1986, is a strategic cornerstone to the mission of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. SPAS coordinates and promotes resources in Pacific and Asian Studies throughout UHM, supports faculty and student development, instruction, research and publication in these areas, and serves the educational and cultural interests of the people of the State of Hawai‘i by promoting a deeper understanding of our Pacific and Asian heritage.

The Confucius Institute supports this mission through our focus on China.

Our Partners

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Latest news

Spring 2019 Classes: Chinese language, painting, and calligraphy

We will be offering these through Outreach College. Chinese language courses Chinese painting and calligraphy

Fall 2018 Chinese Classes

Please see these flyers: Mandarin Chinese Outreach 2018 Fall Chinese for Young Learners 2018 Fall

U.S.-China Global Education Television Series

The Confucius Institute U.S. Center facilitated the June 2 through July 1, 2018, nationwide broadcast of its U.S.-China Global Education Television Series on the MHz Worldview Channel. The ten one-hour programs were screened at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Saturdays and Sundays on DirecTV channel 2183, Cox Communications in the Washington, DC, area and many […]

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