As China's economy and exchanges with the world have seen rapid growth, there has also been a sharp increase in the world's demands for Chinese learning. Benefiting from the UK, France, Germany and Spain's experience in promoting their national languages, China began its own exploration through establishing non-profit public institutions which aim to promote Chinese language and culture in foreign countries in 2004: these were given the name the Confucius Institute.
All the Best to Confucius Institute In 2011, the Confucius Institutes around the world made remarkable achievements, with steady development and positive trends for future growth. By the end of August, 2011, 353 Confucius Institutes and 473 Confucius Classrooms had been established in 104 countries and regions in the world.
Confucius Institutes/Classrooms adopt flexible teaching patterns and adapt to suit local conditions when teaching Chinese language and promoting culture in foreign primary schools, secondary schools, communities and enterprises.