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Confucius Institute at The University of the South Pacific

Confucius Institute at USP

The Confucius Institute at The University of the South Pacific (CI-USP) is headquartered in Suva, Fiji. It was established between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). CI-USP became fully operational in 2012. In March 2014, due to the high demand for Chinese language teaching in the western part of Fiji, CI-USP opened a Teaching Point at USP’s Lautoka Campus. In 2015 a Confucius Classroom was established at the Emalus Campus in Vanuatu.   Another Confucius Classroom was established in the Cook Islands Campus later that year. CI-USP has had an array of outstanding Chinese language teachers. The Local Director is Ms. Sin Joan Yee. At the end of 2016, CI-USP bid farewell to its long-serving Chinese Director Prof. Denggui Li, and welcomed the new Chinese Director Dr. Yang Hui....Read more


Why Learn Mandarin?

Why Study Mandarin?




  • For business purposes (as there has been a vast increase in interaction between Fiji and China)
  • For intellectual enrichment.
  • For an introduction to the culture of Fiji to China and vice versa.
  • For career purposes
  • For applying for a Chinese Scholarship



  • Interactive and innovative methods will immerse students in a linguistic and cultural environment.
  • Class size is small for maximum student-teacher interaction.
  • Good facilities and teaching materials.


Course Descriptions

Other Activities



Credit Courses

  • LL 181
  • Ll281
  • LL381
  • LL382

Social Courses

  • Beginner 1,2 and 3
  • Intermediate 1,2,3,4,5 and 6
  • Advance

Admission Requirement

This course is open to anyone (any age group and any cultural background) who is eligible and interested in learning Mandarin

We have a lot of activities for the students and the public such as:

  • Guest Lectures
  • Dragon Boat Festival Celebration
  • Chinese Lunch Salon
  • Chinese Tea Ceremony
  • Chinese Cooking Class
  • Chinese Singing Class
  • Beijing Opera Experience Activity
  • Chinese Valentines’ Day
  • Chinese and Pacific Book and handicraft exhibition
  • Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
  • Chinese Photography Exhibition – Celebrate the founding of the People’s
  • Republic of China
  • Paper cutting exhibition
  • Chinese calligraphy and painting competition and exhibition
  • New Year Gala 


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