The Confucius Classroom at Vistula University is a public institution, run and funded by the Government of the People's Republic of China, that aims to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching, and facilitate cultural exchanges. Confucius Institutes & Classrooms are sometimes compared to language and culture promotion organizations such as Britain's British Council, France's Alliance Française and Germany's Goethe-Institut. The headquarters is located in Beijing, and the program is overseen by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. The first Confucius Institute was established in November 2004 in Seoul, South Korea. By the end of 2013, there were 327 Confucius Institutes & Classrooms in 93 countries and regions.
Since its opening ceremony in June 2012, the Confucius Classroom in Vistula University, which is the only Chinese government institution of its kind in Warsaw, has been growing rapidly. We organize Chinese language courses with 6 experienced native speaker teachers from China, with plenty of textbooks, reference books and other teaching materials. We are located in the modern and well-equipped campus of Vistula University. An HSK (Chinese proficiency test) examination center will soon be founded here. In June 2014, the first “Chinese Bridge” language competition for high school students, organized in cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in Warsaw, was held in our Confucius Classroom.
We offer free Chinese language courses for Vistula University students. However, these courses can also be taken by anyone from outside in return for a small fee. We teach Chinese language so that students can pass the official HSK exam, but we also offer the opportunity to study in in China for 1 year through a program that is funded by the Chinese government.
Besides the Chinese courses, we also offer Wushu (Kung-fu, Chinese martial arts) lessons in Vistula University, which is taught by the coach of Polish national Wushu team. And teachers of our classroom have given many presentations of Chinese culture, including Peking Opera, Chinese Calligraphy etc. in different universities and high schools of Warsaw, and has won a reputation for our Classroom.
“Confucius Institute &Classroom" is a brand name, which means quality. If you want to learn something about the Chinese language and culture, please visit us at Vistula University campus.