About Our CI

The Community College of Denver Confucius Institute (CCDCI) is one of more than 450 centers worldwide of Chinese language and cultural learning. Established in 2007 with the support of The Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), the CCD Confucius Institute is the only such center in the world to be housed at a community college and focuses on promoting Chinese language training and intercultural understanding.

As China grows in international influence, CCDCI—with the support from University of Jinan—is committed to increasing intercultural understanding and Chinese language acquisition by providing valuable resources and services in both academic and cultural aspects to help Denver become an international community. Watch the Confucius Institute video above and learn more about our programs and what we offer the CCD and the surrounding community.

Chinese Language Private Tutoring

If you would like a private tutor, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Non-Credit Drop-in Workshops

  • Anyone interested is welcome to join.
  • Just drop in; no registration required.
  • Use the Events Calendar to learn the specifics on the upcoming drop-in workshops at the Confucius Institute.
  • No workshops on 3/21-3/27, 2016 due to Spring Break

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

Each Tuesday, learn the traditional Chinese painting style from Mr. Xin Zhang, a professional Chinese Impressionist painter. Material is provided. No previous painting experience required.

  • Tuesdays  |  May 10th - August 16  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Clear Creek Building, 100 (Confucius Institute Cultural Center)
  • $5.00/class | FREE to students

Chinese Tai Chi Workshop

Practice a meditative martial art with self-defense applications. Master Lin teaches this workshop and gives individual attention to your movements and postures.

  • Thursdays  |  May 12th - August 18th  |  5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
  • Instructor: Certified Instructor from Chen Village Tai Chi, Calvin Lin
  • Drop In: $10/session | FREE to Students!

Fall Semester Workshops

Check back next fall to join us for additional workshops at the Confucius Institute

Chinese Calligraphy

Each Wednesday, practice Chinese calligraphy, learn Chinese classic and poetry, enjoy artistic therapy and Chinese regiment from Director Gang Xu of Confucius Institute.

  • Wednesdays  |  2 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Clear Creek Building, 100 (Confucius Institute Cultural Center)
  • FREE!

Chinese Language Corner Workshop

Each Friday, learn simple Chinese phrases, practice what you already know, meet new friends, discuss topics related to China, sing Chinese Karaoke, and play Chinese games.

  • Fridays  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Clear Creek Building, 100 (Confucius Institute Cultural Center)
  • FREE!

Chinese Language Proficiency Testing

We offer HSK and YCT testing to students who wish to certify their Chinese level. Learn more information about test dates and details.

Scholarships to Study Abroad

We provide consulting services for individuals wishing to study in China through Hanban / Confucius Institute scholarship programs. Please contact our office and we will assist you in this process.

2016 Confucius Institute Scholarship Program

Educational Resource Center

We provide a resource library for the educational needs of our community. You can check out Chinese curriculums by various publishers, topics on Chinese literature, history, philosophy, geography, arts, culture, medicine, dictionaries, and various collection of DVD’s about Chinese culture, geography, language, and movies.

Resource Center Summer Hours
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We develop customized educational programs and interactive workshops for Colorado business leaders who are interested in doing business with China. The program includes Chinese language and culture, best practices in business, and intercultural understanding. Each program is customized to meet each company's needs. You can attend training here on our campus or we will come to you. Please contact our office to set up a free consultation and for more information on our pricing and customized curriculum.