Kong Zi Institute

KZIUM Introduction

Kong Zi institution is a non-profit education provider network, which devotes itself in fulfilling the needs of people all over the world who wish to learn the Chinese language. Kong Zi’s main focus is to enhance the understanding and also strengthening the educational structures of this vast language. By mastering the Chinese language, it enables people to have a better chance at understanding the Chinese culture and promotes harmonious relations between China and other countries.

The Kong Zi Institute at University of Malaya is part of the global CI network established by Hanban (Beijing) and Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). The official launch took place on the 1st of November 2009, which was officially launched by the Chinese vice Premier, Li Keqiang. Being the first Kong Zi Institute established in Malaysia, Li Keqiang noted this opening as another achievement of cultural and educational exchanges between China and Malaysia.

Confucius Institute Headquarters

(Hanban) Chinese Language Council International

The Chinese Language Council International Office, (Hanban) was established by the Chinese Government in 1987. Hanban is well renowned in Kong Zi Institute and is also one of the main sponsors of the Chinese Bridge competition, a competition among non-native speakers based on their Chinese language proficiency. Hanban commits itself in advancing the teachings of the Chinese language and providing better insights of the Chinese culture resources as well as making its services available worldwide. Hanban works relentlessly in meeting the demands of global Chinese learners to the utmost fluency not forgetting the contribution of global cultural diversity and harmony. Generally, the Council is in charge with cultivating adequate knowledge and interest in the Chinese language and culture throughout the world.

Chinese Bridge

The “Chinese Bridge” is an international contest sponsored by Hanban. It is well known worldwide in terms of its cultural and educational exchanges. It set sights on building enthusiasm in students to learn Chinese and strengthening their knowledge and understanding of the Chinese culture. This competition consists of three parts which are Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign High School Students and Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students…

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Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)

The new HSK test, launched by Hanban is an effort to boost the learning rate of the Chinese language students. This state of the art examination is the result of coordinated efforts by elite experts from different disciplines including Chinese teachings, linguistics, psychologists and educational measurements. Moreover, this examination format combines the advantages of the original HSK whilst taking into account the most recent trends of the Chinese language training…

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Confucius Institute Scholarship Program

The Confucius Institute Scholarship Program intends to support the development of the Confucius Institute by facilitating Chinese language and culture promotion on a wide spread basis. It also helps to cultivate qualified teachers and allow talented students to excel. This particular program provides financial aid for students, scholars and Chinese language teachers alike who wish to precede a higher-level education of the Chinese Language…

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