The Nottingham Confucius Institute

Nottingham Confucius Institute Teacher Training Centre

Drawing upon the resources of The University of Nottingham and its partner universities Fudan University, the Nottingham Confucius Institute Teacher Training Centre was established in September 2015 to provide professional development opportunities for Mandarin language teaching professionals, including local Chinese teachers, researchers and Confucius Institute directors and teachers selected by Centre for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) to work across the UK and Europe. Supported by Fudan University and CLEC, its mission is to create a platform for disseminating high-quality research and exchanging the latest ideas related to Chinese language teaching.

2024 NCI Local Teacher Training:

Date and Time:Sunday 7 July, 9:30am

Venue: A18 Si Yuan Centre, Jubilee Campus

1. Eva Vicente, Head of MFL, Rushcliffe Spencer Academy : ‘Differentiation and Personalised Learning'《差异化和个性化学习》

2. TONG Hua, Founder and Director, UK Chinese Arts Centre : 'How to Stimulate Students' Enthusiasm for Learning Chinese ' 《如何激发学生学习中文积极性》

View draft programmeshort bios of speakers and abstracts of talks

To book a place, please complete the online registration form by 12:00 noon, Friday 28 June.  

Past training events
  • Annual Teacher Training Day for Local Teachers in July from 2017 to 2023, Each event ran for the whole day and attracted 30 people, including teachers and students from local primary and secondary schools, Nottingham Confucius Institute and Nottingham’s School of Education.
  • 'The BCLTS Symposium on Chinese Teaching' at The University of Nottingham in April 2016, jointly organised by Nottingham Confucius Institute, the British Chinese Language Teaching Society and Beijing Language and Culture University. The symposium provided a platform for local Chinese teachers in the UK to discuss current issues and exchange ideas on Chinese teaching. The conference programme is available to view here.
  • 'The UK Confucius Institute Directors Roundtable Meeting' was also held in April 2016. Around 20 directors from Confucius Institutes across the UK gathered at NCI to discuss issues regarding sustainable development and management at Confucius Institutes.
  • The 'Symposium on Aiding CI Teacher Integration into the British Education System' in October 2016 was designed to help Chinese teachers at Confucius Institutes across the UK gain a better understanding of British culture and the UK education system, thus enabling them to settle in the UK and teach Mandarin to native English speakers more effectively. Over 70 participants also had in-depth discussions on how to promote Chinese language tests and how to promote teaching and learning through testing. The conference programme is available to view here.
Comments from past event attendees:

“I found the conference really interesting and enjoyed it thoroughly”

“I learnt a whole new perspective from the conference”

“We enjoyed our visit to your campus and we've learned a lot from those presentations. Thanks for your hospitality and your generous sharing. Nottingham is great!”

“We had a great experience, learned a lot and made new friends!”

“Thank you very much for organizing such a wonderful event for us”

“You and your colleagues in Nottingham organized an excellent conference. What a great place to visit!”

“Thank you for arranging a wonderful conference and thank you for your hospitality, we are very impressed by your arrangements”

“All presentations are very informative and original”


If you are interested in finding out more about what we offer or getting involved in our activities, please email us.

Directors Roundtable April 2016

group photo 2022

BCLTS Symposium April 2016


NCI Symposium Oct 2016



Nottingham Confucius Institute

Room A23, CI Library
Si Yuan Building
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0)115 748 4502
fax: +44 (0)115 846 6324