The Confucius Institute at UWA helps bring Chinese language and culture to Western Australian students through hands-on partnerships with schools across the state.

Whether your school is looking for Chinese cultural workshops, or year-long teaching support, we are the people to ask. Our services to schools do not stop at the classroom.  For many years we have organised study tours to China for students and principals, language proficiency testing, the Chinese Bridge (Hanyu Qiao) competition and school excursions and incursions tailored to your needs.

In 2022 some of our services cannot be provided due to COVID-19.  Specific details are provided below.

Classroom Teaching Support

In 2022 we are unable to offer in-person classroom support due to COVID-19 disruptions and a lack of available staff.  We hope to offer the program again in 2023 if circumstances permit.

To continue providing assistance to WA schools, we have developed an online language assistant program in partnership with Zhejiang University.

As part of this graduate training program, China-based native speakers - usually holding a qualification in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language - can assist WA teachers by providing online conversation practice, preparing teaching materials and marking work. This new program is still being developed and we welcome input from WA teachers interested in taking part.

Mandarin Speaking Short Film Competition

Closing Date: Friday 13 May 2022 (extended due to COVID school disruptions)

The Confucius Institute at UWA’s Mandarin Speaking Short Film Competition is open to young Western Australians aged under 18 who are learning Chinese as a second language.

In 2022, entrants are invited to submit a short film on the theme:

“Chinese culture through the lens”  镜头下的中国文化

Competition information and details are here:

Check out some of the best films from previous years here.

Study Tours to China (suspended for 2022)

China Experience for WA Secondary Students

The annual China Experience is a 10-day study tour designed to give Chinese language students aged 14-17 a first-hand taste of China.

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WA School Leaders Study Tour

The WA School Leaders Study Tour is a professional development opportunity for WA school principals and leaders of language programs.

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Chinese Bridge Competition

The Chinese Bridge (Hanyu Qiao) Chinese Proficiency Competition, usually held in May and June, encourages secondary and university students to improve their Chinese by taking part in an annual worldwide Chinese speaking and performance competition.

Language Testing

The Chinese Youth Test (YCT), usually held in August and November, encourages primary and secondary students to improve their Chinese language skills by taking part in an internationally recognized language proficiency test.

At UWACI, we encourage your school to join our State-wide program and connect with us!

School Excursions / Incursions (suspended for 2022) 

In 2022 we are unable to offer our school excursion and incursion programs due to COVID-19 disruptions.  We hope to offer the programs again in 2023 if circumstances permit.