We were the first Confucius Institute to be established in Queensland in 2008 and we work with school students, teachers, school leaders, professionals, organisations and communities to:
- provide opportunities for Queensland school students to learn about Chinese language and culture
- provide professional development for school leaders and teachers of Chinese language in Queensland schools
- provide Chinese language and culture programs for individuals and community groups in Queensland.
News and events
2020 CIQ Chinese Volunteer Teacher (VCT) Li Mengyu had decided to stay connected with CIQ and continue to teach Australian adults Chinese language and culture, from her base in China.
On Thursday 17 September, the CIQ convened a highly successful free professional development workshop for Chinese language teachers on the teaching and learning of Chinese under the new Queensland Certificate of Education.
The CIQ Team recently farewelled Li Ping, our visiting Chinese Teacher, after two years of amazing work. Li Ping joined the CIQ in August of 2018 and has been a valuable team member, bringing new skills such as Tai Chi Fan Dancing and Chinese Brush Painting as well as her strong Chinese language teaching.
To uphold our responsibility to the community, we are closely following all current recommendations and restrictions. All school visits and community based activities are being conducted in line with infection control guidelines.
Our Term three Chinese Language courses will, unless advice changes, be conducted in person with adequate distancing and hygiene measures in place.
We are currently developing several online language and cultural enrichment programs and hope to be able to continue sharing Chinese language and culture with Queensland throughout this difficult time.
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Chinese International Education Foundation
We are supported in our work by both QUT and the newly established Chinese International Education Foundation (CIEF) (formerly Confucius Institute Headquarters). CIEF is dedicated to supporting Chinese international education projects, promoting ‘people to people’ exchanges, enhancing understanding among countries and their citizens. CEIF is further supported by the Centre for Language Education and Cooperation.
Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education
Our Chinese partner is the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education (JPDE). JPDE is responsible for education and training systems at the provincial level, including key universities. Jiangsu Province is located in eastern China, and the provincial capital of Nanjing is around 255 kilometres from Shanghai.
Partnerships and collaborations
We provide a range of programs supporting and developing the learning of Chinese language and culture at both primary and secondary schools, within the Queensland curriculum and with Queensland registered teachers.
Our dedicated team provide opportunities for Australians, particularly young Queenslanders, to learn Chinese language and culture so they can confidently engage with China and effectively communicate with Chinese people.