Activities

Ways to Engage with the Confucius Institute

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!

Competitions

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

STARTALK

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.

Vision of the Confucius Institute Hawai’i

The CI-UHM strives to respond to local and national needs in promoting education about Chinese language and culture, including (but not limited to) the following:

• Developing a Chinese language teacher certification program, in collaboration with the UH Departments of East Asian Languages & Literatures and Second Language Studies, and the UH College of Education. The CI-UHM has the potential to become a national leader in meeting the burgeoning demand in this field.

• Developing an articulated, on-line Chinese language curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12 students, in collaboration with the Hawaii Department of Education and UH’s National Foreign Language Resource Center. This too would respond to a recognized national need.

• Developing innovative language learning opportunities for populations that are not currently being served, including a summer language immersion sports camp, weekend classes, and online lessons for executives.

• Bringing the resources of UH-CCS faculty and students to the business, government, and general communities through lectures and other presentations.

• Supporting Hawaii’s film resources, including the Hawaii International Film Festival and the film program at the Doris Duke Academy, and the University’s own Academy for Creative Media, in promoting Chinese films and documentaries.

• Developing an online resource base to link Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, the PRC and other Chinese communities elsewhere, in promoting education about Chinese language and culture.