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.

Academic Programs

We are in the process of developing a 24-credit hour endorsement program for current and future K-12 Chinese language teachers that will meet Colorado state standards. We are also working on creating continuing education courses for K-12 Chinese teachers who hold Chinese language endorsement.

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.

View 2015 Testing Schedule

Chinese Language Private Tutoring

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

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 Hours
Monday – 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.

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.

Chinese Corner Workshop

Each Friday, learn to speak simple Chinese phrases and practice your Chinese conversation skills. We will also discuss culture related issues about China. Immediately following the workshop, we will have Chinese Club activities (movies, food, and connect).

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

Each Tuesday, learn and practice Chinese brush painting in various subjects. You will also learn about a brief history of Chinese painting. No previous painting experience is required.

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.