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Resources for All Chinese Language and Culture Learners

The Confucius Institute offers many ways to study Chinese language and culture, and provides opportunities for students of all ages. All that is required is a desire to learn more about Chinese language and culture. If that describes you, then you aren't alone. Find out why so many people study Chinese.


The Confucius Institute offers seven levels of Chinese language classes to the general public—from Beginning Chinese 1 to Chinese Rehab, our conversation class for advanced students, we have something for everyone. Learn more about Confucius Institute classes.

Summer Camps

The Confucius Institute offers summer opportunities for elementary students to learn Chinese language and culture. Learn more about summer camps.

Chinese Proficiency Testing

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota is the only testing center authorized by the Hanban to administer the HSK and YCT Chinese proficiency exams in Minnesota. Learn more about HSK testing at CIUMN. Learn more about YCT testing at CIUMN.


Online Resources

The Confucius Institute Online has resources for online language and culture learning, including Chinese news stories, online language lessons, and articles about many aspects of Chinese culture.