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 in 2004 by establishing nonprofit public institutions that aim to promote Chinese language and culture in foreign countries. These institutions were called the Confucius Institutes.
Confucius Institutes/Classrooms adopt flexible teaching patterns and adapt to suit local conditions while teaching the Chinese language and promoting culture in foreign primary schools, secondary schools, communities and enterprises.
(Source: Confucius Institute Headquarters)