SOAS University of London

London Confucius Institute

The London Confucius Institute is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote Chinese language learning & teaching, and the understanding of the Chinese culture in the United Kingdom. It also endeavours to facilitate research activities in the above areas, and to bridge cultural and educational exchanges between Britain and China.

Set up under an agreement between Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and SOAS, the London Confucius Institute offers courses and engages in various language and culture courses and activities by drawing upon the expertise and resources from SOAS and the Chinese partner Beijing Foreign Studies University.

伦敦孔子学院为非营利性公益机构, 以推广中国语言及文化传播为目的, 致力于推动相关领域的研究及促进英中两国间的文化教育交流。


The London Confucius Institute’s main objectives are:

  • to be a leading training organisation for teachers of Chinese at different levels in the UK
  • to be a course and programme designer and examiner for institutions who run, or plan to run, courses in Chinese language or language & culture
  • to be a valuable resource for teachers of Chinese to strengthen their teaching and research, as well as for learners of Chinese
  • to be a major platform of information and materials about Chinese language, culture and society for all who are involved or interested in the area

The London Confucius Institute aims to achieve its objectives by engaging in following activities:

  • providing Chinese language and culture courses to meet different needs at different levels
  • organising teacher training courses and professional development programmes for teachers of Chinese at different levels
  • offering HSK , HSKK, BCT YCT exams, and relevant courses
  • providing information services and resource assistance to promote and support the learning and teaching of Chinese in the UK
  • organising lectures, seminars, workshops, and other activities that promote learning and understanding of Chinese culture and society
  • developing teaching and learning materials for use in non-Chinese environments
  • providing consultancy services on study programmes in China


Room 4420 Main Building The London Confucius Institute SOAS Thornhaugh Street London WC1H 0XG UK

+44 (0)20 7898 4887 10:00-17:00 Monday-Friday
+44 (0)20 7898 4009