The Confucius Institute offers courses, programs, activities, and creates opportunities for students of all ages and backgrounds.

Cultural courses

Deepening our understanding of China and developing the skills, knowledge and capabilities to effectively engage in the Asian Century is becoming increasingly important to our future. There is a growing awareness in Australia that increasing our integration with, and dependence on the Asian region, requires a more comprehensive ability to understand and communicate with the societies of Asia.

The Confucius Institute offers courses, programs, activities, and creates opportunities for students of all ages and backgrounds to develop the language, cultural and professional skills necessary to better understand the social and cultural nuances important to developing sustainable relationships with China. 

Our instructors are all university qualified Chinese teachers with years of experience teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages. The achievements and success of our students is in part attributable to their teaching skills and ability. Our students keep returning and attribute much of their success and sense of achievement to the quality of our teachers and courses.


Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a form of 'moving meditation' that is both a health-promoting exercise and an incredible stress reliever. Tai Chi is for both body and mind. It will reduce your stress, improve your fitness, and enhance your overall well-being.

This is a beginner's class … so everybody is welcome.

Start DatesWednesday 10:30am-11:30am, starts 6 Feb 2013
Wednesday 6pm - 7pm, starts 6 Feb 2013
Fee$150(incl GST)
Duration1hr per week x 10 weeks
Class sizeMaximum of 16 students
LocationThe Forum, Callaghan Campus, or
Confucius Institute, Callaghan Campus
InstructorJingfen Xiao
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Start DatesWednesday 10:30am-11:30am, starts 1 May 2013
Wednesday 6pm - 7pm, starts 1 May 2013
Fee$150(incl GST)
Duration1hr per week x 10 weeks
Class sizeMaximum of 16 students
LocationThe Forum, Callaghan Campus, or
Confucius Institute, Callaghan Campus
InstructorJingfen Xiao
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Start DatesMon 4pm - 5pm, starts 22 Jul 2013 @ Ourimbah
Tue 6pm - 7pm, starts 23 Jul 2013 @ Ourimbah
Wed 6pm - 7pm, starts 24 Jul 2013 @ Callaghan
Thur 10:30am-11:30am, starts 25 Jul 2013 @ Callaghan
Fee$150(incl GST)
Duration1hr per week x 10 weeks
Class sizeMaximum of 16 students
LocationThe Forum, Callaghan Campus, or
Confucius Institute, Callaghan Campus
Drama Studio, Ourimbah Campus
InstructorJingfen Xiao
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Start DatesMon 5:45pm - 6:45pm, starts 14 Oct 2013 @ Ourimbah
Wed 6pm - 7pm, starts 16 Oct 2013 @ Callaghan
Thur 10:30am - 11am, starts 17 Oct 2013 @ Callaghan
Fee$150(incl GST)
Duration1hr per week x 10 weeks
Class sizeMaximum of 16 students
LocationThe Forum, Callaghan Campus, or
Confucius Institute, Callaghan Campus
Drama Studio, Ourimbah Campus
InstructorJingfen Xiao
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Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy is the visual essence of Chinese culture. In this beginner's class you will experience how calligraphy was taught and practiced over centuries in China.

Oriented to mastering the basic calligraphy skills you will learn about the origins of Chinese characters and their importance in the art of Chinese calligraphy. The course will also focus on the basic strokes and forms of Chinese characters. The emphasis will be on the techniques, methods and the practice of brush writing, in particular the movement of the brush. By the end of the course you will be able to produce beautiful brush writing.

Start DateThursday 6pm - 8pm, starts 7 Feb 2013
Duration2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee$300(incl GST)
(brushes, inks + papers included)
LocationLanguage Centre, Callaghan Campus
InstructorJingfen Xiao
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Start DateThursday 6pm - 8pm, starts 2 May 2013
Duration2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee$300(incl GST)
(brushes, inks + papers included)
LocationLanguage Centre, Callaghan Campus
InstructorJingfen Xiao
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Start DateTue 6pm - 7pm, starts 23 Jul 2013 @ Ourimbah
Thur 6pm - 8pm, starts 25 Jul 2013 @ Callaghan
Duration2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee$300(incl GST)
(brushes, inks + papers included)
LocationLanguage Centre, Callaghan Campus
Fine Art Studio, Ourimbah Campus
InstructorJingfen Xiao
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Start DateWed 6pm - 8pm, starts 16 Oct 2013 @ Callaghan
Thur 6pm - 8pm, starts 17 Oct 2013 @ Ourimbah
Duration2hrs per week x 10 weeks
Fee$300(incl GST)
(brushes, inks + papers included)
LocationLanguage Centre, Callaghan Campus
Drama Studio, Ourimbah Campus
InstructorJingfen Xiao
Enrol and pay here →