Confucius Institute

Summary of the Institute Situation 
The agreement was signed on the November, 2005; the program was formally launched on Feb, 14th, 2006. Yunnan University is the dedicated domestic partner institution.
Organizational Structure
Board members consists of two schools (YU & NSU), board chairman change every year by VC, NSU President, YU. And in the meeting two directors (Co-Director & Chinese Director) must be board members.

Number of Staff Members: 4 staffs for daily management. 7 members on the Confucius Institute Advisory Board. 2 deans, each from YU and NSU. 2 financial management staffs. The NSU staff (including the Dean) work part time. 
Members of the Confucius Institute Advisory Board: 
Director, CI @ NSU Dr. Khaliquzzaman M. Elias (Prof.) North South University 
Chinese Director, CI @ NSU Ms. Zhou Mingdong (Associate Prof. )Yunnan University
The Institute Financial Management staff consists of 2: One of them is from NSU and works part-time only. Mr. Mahboob works as a part time accountant, and Mr. Romiz, part time cashier.

Directors manage CI under the CI board.
Members of the Confucius Institute Advisory Board
Vice Chancellor, NSU
Vice President, YU
Dean, School of Arts & Social Sciences, NSU
Director, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, YU
Director, CI at NSU
Chinese Director, CI at NSU


Directors
Assoic. Prof. Arshad M Chowdhury, Ph.D. , North South University
Zhou Mingdong (Associate Prof. ),Yunnan University


Teaching Staff
Yu Kuai
Liu Hanyin
Hu Rong (Part-time teacher)
CaoTao, WeiJuan, YuanWeuping, ZhaoWei (Volunteer Teachers)

All teachers at CI are native Chinese and all teaching materials are supplied by the Chinese government

Investment from Chinese Institute Number of Staff Members:

Four staffs for daily management.

Seven members on the Confucius Institute Advisory Board.

Two deans, each from YU and NSU.

Two financial management staffs.

The NSU staff (including the Dean) work part time.

Members of the Confucius Institute Advisory Board:

Director, CI at NSU Assoic. Prof. Arshad M Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Chinese Director, CI at NSU Ms. Zhou Mingdong (Associate Prof. )Yunnan University The Institute Financial Management staff consists of 2: One of them is from NSU and works part-time only. Mr. Mahboob works as a part time accountant, and Mr. Romiz, part time cashier.

 

Students who are interested in learning Chinese can join our courses offered with support from Yunnan University of China. The course duration is three months starting with beginners' course and leading to a one-year certificate course. After successful completion of the one-year (three levels) course a certificate is awarded.

 Importance of learning Chinese language 

  • To foster stronger trade relationships with China
  • To avail job opportunities and higher technical education in China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam & many other South East Asian countries
  • To know the mother tongue of the largest number of speakers
  • To have access to one of the major UN languages

Chinese language skills will enable you to pass the HSK Test (Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language) and get into the universities of China

  • To set the Window of China as our objective, promote the Chinese language in Bangladesh and further all over south Asian area through planning and constructing the institute's work and development and by the means of approaching China, understanding China and experiencing China.
  • To make our effort in strengthening the relationship between China and Bangladesh.

 

Teaching Activities 

  1. Teaching Development
    • The class consists of 7 courses. One of them is a credit course.
    • Regulated by teaching standards and rules. Monitor Teachers classes and organize seminars.
    • Developed activities for practice; such as Chinese language competition, art of paper-cutting and Chinese
    • Added one Chinese classroom in Middle School of Bangladesh and will establish Confucius classroom under CI at NSU
  2. Preparation of teaching materials and books
    • Self prepared the university credit course notes, compiled into the teaching materials.
    • Ready to make one set of local teaching materials (The Great Wall Chinese Language in Bangla language)
  3. Two exhibitions for the Chinese teaching materials were organized with a total number of 3000 visitors, which achieved with a great success.
  4. Chinese Culture Experiment Center is under process, the Chinese library has completed in CI
  5. Established the very first overseas HSK test center in Bangladesh (the Bangladesh North South University HSK Test Center). The first HSK and YCT test is scheduled to be held by the end of this year
Chinese Culture Exchange Activities 
  1. Local teachers training program. 23 local teachers have been trained under the program.

  2. Three programs visited China : The Fall camp for the Confucius Institute students; local teachers training class; exchange visit of the Chinese and Bangladesh schools.

  3. Three Seminars : China-South Asia forum -2 times; Book Reading seminar and so on; invited Chinese experts from China and Ambassador of China in Bangladesh.

  4. Established China Studies Centre (CSC), and Ambassador of China in Bangladesh has inaugurated.

Development Objectives and Plans 

Our development objectives and plans consist of 4 points:

  1. Localization of the teaching materials
    • The Great Wall Chinese in Bangladesh
    • Creation of teaching materials
  2. Teaching through the internet
    • Creation of the materials
    • Teaching online
    • Interaction online
  3. Combination Teaching with Cultural Activities
  4. Center Modulation ( Teaching Center, Research Center, Training Center)

Our objective: Try our best to build the Confucius Institute as the model school in the south Asia to make this number one school even more glorious in the south Asia!

Others 

There have been more than 10 times that the school has attracted the public comments and media coverage. Reports on SanXun (4 times), Chinese Educational Exhibition, Celebration of Chinese Research Center, Ceremony of donating the audio equipment from the govern of Yunnan province, the Window of China - a special project on publicity within the institute, etc.

 

Eligibility 

  • At least 10 years of schooling.
  • Understanding English.

 Admission Information 

Chinese Language Course Admission Form is available in the NSU Accounts Department for Tk 200. Two passport size photographs with filled out admission form can be submitted along with the course fee of Tk 5000 in favor of Confucius Institute at NSU. Each semester admission deadlines and date of starting of the course are published in dailies of the country.

Contact Name: 

Dr. Khaliquzzama M Elias (Director), Ms. Mindy Zhou(Chinese Director)
Tel: 88-02-5566 8200-2141,2001 
Fax: 88-02-5566 8202
Email: mindy@northsouth.edu ; elias@northsouth.edu

 

Website:
www.nsu.chinese.cn

 

Address: 
The Confucius Institute of Bangladesh North South University
Plot 15 ,Block B , Bashundhara,Dhaka-1229,
Bangladesh.

Faculty Members