The Non-credit Chinese language courses offered through the Confucius Institute at Carleton University are delivered by the visiting scholars/ certified instructors from the Chinese Universities. The curriculum, pedagogical methodology and enrolment standard are based on the Official Chinese Language Proficiency Test (HSK) classification, this would benefit the learners for future HSK test which is required by many Chinese universities and organizations for international studies and employment opportunities. The courses are designed to target the language skills in daily conversation and practices including speaking, social and business communications. In addition, related cultural knowledge, group activities and events will be introduced and arranged as an integral part of the teaching. The Learners are encouraged to propose and discuss their learning objectives with the instructors. Built widgets and tools are available with the LMS to help learners practise by themselves at any time. Consultations are available for advanced studies of Chinese language and culture.

Courses are offered in Entry Level and Intermediate Level. Orientation, interview and placement test maybe required for enrolment. The average class is 45 minutes per session, 4 sessions per week for 10 weeks, 10 students per class max..

For orientation, interview, placement test and all the other course related questions, please contact

  • Cost: $100 (Registered Student/Senior/Faculty), $300 (Alumni), $450 (Public)

2021 Summer Schedule: All Courses are delivered online. Application Deadline: April 30, Friday.

Proficiency Level Time Textbook Level
Entry level 1

(for beginner)

This class will be offered in Fall

(10weeks, 3 hours per week)

Standard Course HSK 1
Entry level 2

Every Monday & Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:00pm

May 10 – July 7

(10weeks, 3 hours per week)

Standard Course HSK 2
Intermediate level 1 Every Monday & Wednesday, 8:00pm-9:30pm

May 10 – July 7

(10weeks, 3 hours per week)

Standard Course HSK 3
Intermediate level 2 Every Tuesday &Thursday, 8:00pm-9:30pm

May 11 – July 8

(10weeks, 3 hours per week)


Standard Course HSK 3

  • The Confucius Institute will provide customized textbook when the class starts. 
  • classroom to be notified a week before the class starts.(Currently through Zoom)
  • If class schedule conflicts with the public holidays, the arrangement will be discussed by the instructor and the learners