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Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University

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(Signing ceremony between Xiamen University and Stellenbosch University for the establishment of the Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University)

 

Background

On January 14, 2008, Confucius Institute Headquarters and Stellenbosch University (S.U) signed an agreement on jointly establishing the Confucius Institute (the Centre for Chinese Studies, was conferred the status of a Confucius Institute. Subsequently, on 17 January 2008, the President of Xiamen University (XMU) on behalf of Hanban and the Chancellor of S.U signed an implementation agreement on jointly establishing a Confucius Institute at S.U (CISU). In October 2009, the 1st CISU Board Meeting made a decision to separate the CISU from the Centre for Chinese Studies. The CISU changed its mission from doing research to language teaching and promotion. The joint-conference, which was held by CISU, CCS and Department of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in 2011, created a positive and effective cooperative relationship for three parties. The CISU is currently managed by co-directors, Professor Xie Zuoxu of Xiamen University and Mr. Robert Kotzè of the PGIO. At present, there are 8 full-time and 4 part-time teachers using 7 offices with an area of about 325 square meters including 3 dedicated classrooms and 1 language lab. The collection of books amounts to 4000 as well. The following is the summary of registered students for Chinese course. There were 394 students in 2011, 659 students in 2012. It showed a yearly increase of 67%. There were 812 students in 2013. It showed a yearly increase of 23%. The development of CISU has met the demand of students and the public in learning Chinese and understanding Chinese culture; it has promoted the communication and cooperation in education; enhanced the mutual understandings between two countries as well.

Contact Information: 

Chinese Director: 简福爱

Address: Wilcocks Building, Victoria Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa

Phone: 0027-21-8089159

Fax: 0027-21-8083799

E-Mail: jianfuai@126.com 

 

Website: http://www0.sun.ac.za/cisu/

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