2019 Fall Semester Chinese Language Classes

The Confucius Institute will continue offering Chinese language classes to all UD affiliated faculty, professionals, staff, and their spouses as well as alumni in fall 2019. Non-credit classes or activities are open to the general public. Children under the age of 18 are not eligible to participate in this program unless specified otherwise.

Classes will start from the week of August 27, 2019.

All classes and activities are FREE but registration is REQUIRED.
Please complete this on-line registration form.

Class size is limited to 15 people; registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. The Confucius Institute reserves the right to cancel any classes due to student shortage.

Confucius Institute Class Schedule – Fall Semester 2019

  • Chinese Level I for faculty/staff/alumni
    from August 27 to December 3 for fourteen weeks.
    (Class does not meet on November 26 due to Thanksgiving Break.)
    Time:  5:15- 6:30 PM
    Classroom: TBD 
    Instructor: Mrs. Yan Huang

UDCI Celebrates the Chinese New Year of the Golden Pig

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware (UDCI) and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) presented a spectacular Chinese New Year Gala to celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Pig at Mitchell Hall on the evening of Sunday, February 24th. 

Among the distinguished guests were Honorable US Senator Chris Coons, UD President Assanis and Mrs. Assanis, New Castle County Executive Matthew S. Meyer, Dean Atekwana, Deputy Dean of Learner College of Business Rick Andrews, Governor John Carney’s Communication Liaison Larry Morris, Assistant Vice President Kristian Graves, and Director of the Institute for Global Studies Trevor Nelson.

The Gala attracted a wonderful audience of more than 500 people from across the campus and beyond. It received many warm congratulations and was highly praised as another successful cross-cultural event that has helped foster the understanding of Chinese culture and strengthen the friendship between the great peoples of the two great countries, America and China.



The day after the gala, US Senator Coons posted a congratulation message on his Facebook page, thanking UD for a wonderful cultural program and expressing his best wishes for the Chinese New Year.


For more media coverage of the program, click the links below. Happy New Year!




2019 Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival

The Confucius Institute (UDCI) and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) cordially invite all students, faculty, and the public to celebrate 2019 Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival at the campus of University of Delaware. Please mark your calendar and join us for a spectacular celebration gala. Happy 2019 Lunar New Year!

Date: Sunday February 24, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Mitchell Hall
Address: The Green, Newark, DE 19716

Tickets are available to purchase here.

Parking: Ample parking is available for attendees at the pay-to-park lots and garages on-campus. The two recommended parking lots are the Trabant Parking Garage on Main Street or the Center for the Arts Parking Garage on Amstel Avenue. For more information, please view campus map.

新春快乐! 诸事如意!

UD-PKU Scholar Series Featuring History of Shanghai

The Confucius Institute cordially invites campus and community audience to the annual UD-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series on Tuesday November 13, 2018..

Professor Guanghong Chen (陈广宏教授) will give a talk on the An International Metropolis: Shanghai in Perspective (上海的历史与今天).

Dr. Guanghong Chen is Professor and Director of the Chinese Classics Research Institute at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. A renowned Chinese literary historian, Dr. Chen has published hundreds of scholarly works on Chinese classical literature in the 13th to 18th centuries. Dr. Chen was a recipient of the prestigious New Century Excellent Talents Fund from the Ministry of Education in China. He is also a visiting professor at many institutions of higher education including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.

English interpretation will be provided for this talk.

Date: Tuesday November 13, 2018
Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: Sharp Lab 120

Direction and parking info for Sharp Labl: http://css-rdms1.win.udel.edu/maps/?find=NC03

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided before the event. The event is open to the public for free.

This event is co-sponsored by the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Confucius Institute.