Hanban

Hanban of China

Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, as a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, is committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide, it goes all out in meeting the demands of foreign Chinese learners and contributing to the development of multiculturalism and the building of a harmonious world.

Functions of Hanban

To make policies and development plans for promoting Chinese language internationally
To support Chinese language programs at educational institutions of various types and levels in other countries
To draft international Chinese teaching standards and develop and promote Chinese language teaching materials
Over recent years, the Confucius Institutes’ development has been sharp and they have provided scope for people all over the world to learn about Chinese language and culture. In addition they have become a platform for cultural exchanges between China and the world as well as a bridge reinforcing friendship and cooperation between China and the rest of the world and are much welcomed across the globe.

Website: //www.hanban.org/

About Confucius Classroom Project

As China’s economy and exchanges with the world have seen rapid growth, there has also been a sharp increase in the world’s demands for Chinese learning. Benefiting from the UK, France, Germany and Spain’s experience in promoting their national languages, China began its own exploration through establishing non-profit public institutions which aim to promote Chinese language and culture in foreign countries in 2004: these were given the name the Confucius Institute.

Confucius Institutes/Classrooms adopt flexible teaching patterns and adapt to suit local conditions when teaching Chinese language and promoting culture in foreign primary schools, secondary schools, communities and enterprises. In 2009, Confucius Institutes/Classrooms around the world offered 9000 Chinese courses of a multitude of styles, with a total enrolment of 260,000, a 130,000 strong enrolment increase from the previous year. More than 7,500 cultural exchange activities took place, involving the participation of over 3 million people.

In Oceania, there are 17 Confucius Institutes and 49 Confucius Classrooms now.

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Our Confucius Classroom

The Confucius Classroom in Mount Clear College has made every effort to promote Chinese language and culture in Ballarat since it’s established in 2009.

With the support of Hanban, China and Mount Clear College, we’ve successfully built our resource center, developed various programs and established partnership with several local schools.

MCC Confucius Programme 1

MCC Confucius Programme 2