Connecting you to China, Mandarin and cross-cultural tourism

The Tourism Confucius Institute is the world’s first and only Confucius Institute with an emphasis on tourism.

We offer a range of exciting short courses for government, industry and the wider community to promote Chinese learning, as well as a better understanding of Chinese people and their culture.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner, you can choose from our popular courses, including General Chinese, Tourism Chinese and Business Chinese.

Special trial offer: Free Basic Chinese 1 classes*

Griffith staff and postgraduate students can enrol in any scheduled Tourism Confucius Institute Group course free of charge. Contact us to register.

We also offer after-school classes, programs for school students and test preparation workshops for Chinese proficiency exams.


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Featured courses

Our courses help promote Chinese culture and language through education.

Cultural programs

China has one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating cultures.

In order to provide people with a better understanding of the country, we host a range of cultural programs for schools, university students, industry and the wider community.

2018 Term 1 courses are now open for registration. Classes for Term 1 began Monday 5 March 2018.

The Nathan Campus Chinese Club will meet on Tuesdays beginning 20 March from 11.00 am - noon in N53_0.59.

The Gold Coast Chinese Club will meet on Thursdays beginning 15 March from 11.30 am - 12.30 pm in G52_1.12

See the TCI Facebook page for updates.

If you are Chinese and living abroad, we want to hear from you. Register with the TCI Cultural Ambassador Project to share your cultural talents and experiences with the local community. Click here to register

TCI also welcomes university students who are interested in Australia-China cultural exchange and language education to apply internships at TCI. Contact us for further information.

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