Confucius Institute

Goldsmiths Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Ni hao! Welcome to the Goldsmiths Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance (Goldsmiths CI for short). In summer 2012, it was founded in collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London, Beijing Dance Academy, and Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters. as well as partnership with Capital Normal University ,Beijing International Studies University and China Academy of Art .

Goldsmiths CI is the first and, currently, the only Confucius Institute in the world dedicated to dance, performance and the arts, as well as the first to use professional arts platforms to promote Chinese language and culture.

Goldsmiths CI has launched a number of joint undergraduate programmes in the college and offers Mandarin as an optional and credit course to other departments. It also provides short courses covering mandarin Chinese, business Chinese, martial arts, Chinese dance and Chinese instruments etc. As the first HSK e-testing centre in the UK, Goldsmiths CI has successfully run HSK proficiency tests as well as HSK courses. Other activities such as summer / winter camp, Chinese teacher training courses and cultural workshops give participants the best possible opportunities for language learning and cultural education. Here at the Institute we also strive to bring the Chinese language & culture to a wider audience by establishing Confucius Classrooms with local schools. 

Goldsmiths Staff:

From April, Goldsmiths Confucius Institute will be offering free Lunchtime courses for all Goldsmiths staff to take part in:

  • Practical Conversational Mandarin for Beginners
  • Taichi
  • Kungfu

These will be running for the summer term (10 weeks) every lunchtime from 1pm for 45 minutes.  Dates TBC.

This is a great way to try something new or even just to take a break from your desk and find out more about what we do here at Goldsmiths CI.

To book a place at one of our lunchtime courses, please email with your interest, at your earliest convenience as places are limited. 

For information please contact:

17 Laurie Grove New Cross, London SE14 6NH

Tel: 020 7717 2523    



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News & events

  • Applications Open for Summer Camp 2015

       For application form and more information: Summer Camp 2015

  • Events:

      12-14 June  Professional Development Programme for Chinese Teachers

  • 2014-2015 Confucius Institute monthly events

       for more information please see: Confucius Institute Monthly Events  

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