The Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools is part of Scotland's National Centre for Languages which supports a wealth of language learning and diversity across Scotland's communities. As a nation, we are developing the language skills that equip us for life in a globally interdependent world, thus contributing to a fairer, smarter, more successful Scotland. We achieve this by promoting and supporting high quality language learning and fostering a climate that celebrates all languages.
The Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, based at the University of Strathclyde, is a national centre funded by the Scottish Government and Hanban/the Confucius Institute Headquarters of China.
By learning about Chinese language and culture, Scotland's young people can become better global citizens, develop key skills for life and work and make a significant contribution to a fairer, smarter, more successful Scotland.
We aim to ensure learners are culturally and environmentally aware and prepared to make decisions for a just, sustainable world for future generations. Through language education we enable learners to develop the skills that will equip them for life in a globally interconnected world.
- to provide strategic leadership and direction to the Confucius Classroom Hubs in order to support high quality language learning and teaching experiences in line with Scotland's national priorities.
- to highlight and demonstrate the benefits of learning about Chinese language and culture as a means of developing intercultural competencies so that Mandarin is recognised widely as a key skill for life and work.
- to facilitate language-related research, share information and enable knowledge exchange between Scotland and China.
Our Partnership Agreements
- strengthen educational cooperation between China and Scotland
- support and promote development of Chinese language education
- increase mutual understanding among young people in China and Scotland
The Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools was established in 2012 in partnership with Tianjin Education Commission.