Director's Welcome Note
Welcome to the Confucius Institute’s portal.
Learning Mandarin becomes trendy throughout the world nowadays as a result of the booming economy of its country of origin, China, in the last two decades. In Asean countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, which are the neighborhood of China and have close economic relationship between them, the demand for the language is sure to be greater. Farsighted leaders of UMP had foreseen the trend and acted to set up the Confucius Institute (CI) in 2018 to cater for the expected uprising demand in near future.
Currently, CI is offering three types of program namely Short Term Training Program, Elementary Program, Business and Translation Program, which are all accredited by both UMP and HBU. The Short Term Training and the Elementary programs are prepared for individuals with no Mandarin language background while the Business and Translation Program is designed for professionals who deal with Chinese documents and/or Chinese customers in their daily work. Classes run by CI are flexible in terms of schedule and class size
Besides language learning programs, CI also organizes Mandarin language learning camps, inter-varsities and inter-schools activities such as Mandarin speaking competitions, Chinese cultural exhibition, Mandarin language quiz contests and talks on Chinese culture. The objective of conducting these activities is to provide a platform for the learners to practice and enhance their learning of Mandarin language and Chinese culture.
I feel honor to be the coordinator to facilitate the programs and activities run by CI. You are welcome to browse our website for more information or just drop by at CI office which is located at the entrance of Block W, UMP Gambang Campus.
Thank you and happy browsing.