Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer
The Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University promotes understanding of the Chinese language and culture through education, cultural exchange and consultation services. One of 64 nonprofit Confucius Institute sites in the U.S. (and 325 worldwide) established over the past decade by the Chinese government's Office of Chinese Language Promotion, the site at Pfeiffer was introduced in 2006 in response to the increasing need for learning Chinese in the Charlotte region. Pfeiffer University's Charlotte campus hosts one of two Confucius Institute sites in North Carolina; the other is at North Carolina State University.
The Chinese Language Council International (also known as Hanban) began Confucius Institutes throughout the world to promote the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language and to coordinate exchanges in the educational and cultural fields. Most U.S. partners are institutions of higher learning, but they also exist with local school districts and community organizations.
Services offered usually include Chinese language teaching, training Chinese language instructors, providing Chinese language teaching resources, administering the HSK examination (Chinese proficiency test) and tests for the certification of Chinese language teachers.
To learn more, visit the Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University website or call (704) 237-3366. You can also visit the Institute in person at 4701 Park Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28209-3217, .