Introduction of Chinese Language and Culture Institute in Coquitlam 
加拿大-高贵林中国语言文化学院简介

Confucius Institute in Coquitlam

The Confucius Institute is a non-profit educational organization that was created by China’s Hanban, the Office of Chinese Language Council International, and is a part of the Chinese Ministry of Education. The primary goal of the Confucius Institute is to strengthen multicultural relationships with other countries and promote cultural and educational exchanges as well as to provide support to Chinese language programs. There are over 500 Confucius Institutes around the globe in over 100 countries on six continents. Coquitlam’s Confucius Institute promotes language and culture in much the same way as Portugal's Instituto Camões, Brazil's Centro Cultural Brasileiro, Britain's British Council, France's Alliance Française, Italy's Società Dante Alighieri, Spain's Instituto Cervantes and Germany's Goethe-Institute.

Students and community members may access resources provided by the Coquitlam Confucius Institute to learn about Chinese culture and language by registering in classes and events offered after school, in the evening or on weekends. Programs are taught by local teachers, designed for ages four to adult and are open to anyone interested, for a small fee. Mandarin language, traditional Chinese painting, dance, choir and kung fu instruction are some of the more popular offerings. Annually the Chinese Bridge Public Speaking Contest attracts many participants from around the Lower Mainland wishing to showcase their Mandarin prowess.

In addition to the educational offerings, the Confucius Institute hosts a language proficiency testing center offering Chinese language proficiency tests of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK), YCT the Youth Chinese Test (YCT) and the Business Chinese Test (BCT). These internationally standardized tests offer non-native Chinese speakers credentials that may open doors to employment, scholarships and studies in Chinese universities as well as other opportunities where speaking a major global language may be advantageous. Chinese language is spoken by a fifth of the world’s population! The Confucius Institute in Coquitlam has provided grant monies to support the Mandarin bilingual program and secondary school Mandarin language program. It also provides support in the form of school supplies, books, professional development and exchange trips.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is committed to the success of all learners and providing educational opportunities that enrich the lives of students and encourage a perspective of global citizenship. Access to unique programs like those offered by the Confucius Institute and Coquitlam International Education are invaluable in expanding and diversifying the worldviews of students and community members.

孔子学院是中国教育部汉办(国家汉语国际推广领导小组办公室)创办的非盈利性教育机构,旨在加强与其他国家的多元文化关系,促进文化和教育交流,支持中文项目。全球六大洲一百多个国家设立了五百多间孔子学院。与葡萄牙卡蒙斯学院、巴西文化中心、 英国文化协会、法国法语联盟、意大利但丁协会、西班牙塞万提斯学院和德国歌德学院相若,高贵林孔子学院致力于语言和文化活动。

学生和社区居民可通过高贵林孔子学院提供的课程和活动获得有关中国文化和中文的学习资源。相关课程由本土教师授课,提供适合不同年龄段学习者(4岁至成年人)的课程,费用低廉。其中,中文、中国画、舞蹈、合唱和功夫等为广受欢迎之课程。高贵林孔子学院举办的年度“汉语桥”中文演讲比赛吸引了低陆平原地区广大的中文学习者参与,展示其中文才华。

除了提供教育项目之外,高贵林孔子学院还拥有汉语水平考试中心,提供汉语水平考试(HSK),青少年汉语考试(YCT)和商务汉语考试(BCT)。上述国际标准化考试为中文非母语学习者提供语言水平证书,助力其就业、奖学金申请、前往中国大专院校学习深造。学会一门世界上的主要语言会为您带来的无限机会。世界上约有五分之一的人口讲中文!高贵林孔子学院大力支持高贵林学区的中英双语项目和中文作为外语的项目,并提供一定的资金。另外还为中文课程提供学校用品、图书、老师培训以及教育交流访问团。

高贵林第四十三学区致力于所有学习者的成功,提供教育机会,丰富学生的人生,鼓励全球公民视野教育。孔子学院和高贵林国际教育所提供的各种项目为学生和社区成员拓展多元化文化视野发挥了非常重要的作用。




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