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New Elementary Level Short Courses in Chinese

Now open for registration! Enrol anytime and study at a pace to suit you. 

If you have previous basic knowledge of Chinese, either gained from our Beginners Chinese short courses, or via your own studies, you can now build on that knowledge and take your learning further with our new suite of Elementary level courses.  Over 16 units, you will work with audio and interactive text-based materials and have access to a dedicated website, forum and support from one of our dedicated learning advisers.
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14th July 2022
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19th International Conference on Chinese Language Teaching in Higher Education

The 19th International Conference on Chinese Language Teaching in Higher Education hosted by the Online Confucius Institute at The Open University was successfully held between 24th- 25th June at the OU’s Milton Keynes campus. The two-day conference was jointly organised by the British Chinese Language Teaching Society and the Online Confucius Institute at The Open University. The hybrid conference offered both online and in-person attendance, attracting over 100 participants from around the World. Click here to read further.  

30th June 2022
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Find us on WeChat - New OU Online Confucius Institute page

Our new WeChat public account is now open! 

WeChat is a communication app with multifunctions, one of which is to allow organisations and individuals to set up a public account to publish news stories.

16th June 2022
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OU launches world’s first Online Confucius Institute

The OU has today launched the world’s first Online Confucius Institute (OCI) in partnership with Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). 

13th May 2022

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Online Confucius Institute office 

Stuart Hall Building  
The Open University 
Walton Hall 
Milton Keynes 
MK7 6AA 

Email: Online-CI@open.ac.uk