By Christopher Collins
The Chinese New Year is just around the corner (16 February, Year of the Dog). It marks the high point in Sinophile interest. But for some, the interest in and curiousity about Chinese culture and language might last well beyond the New Year Festival.
Forming part of this public institution are the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Casa Asia and Hanban (Oficina Nacional de Enseñanza del Chino como Lengua Extranjera) in collaboration with the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU).
What to expect at the Confucius Institute: Chinese language courses for children and adults, exhibits, concerts, workshops, conferences and the like. Especial events are organized by/for the Amigos del Instituto Confucio such as the guided visit to the Espiritu de la pintura de Cai Guo Quiang at the Prado Museum .
Phone: 91 144 21 90 / 673125491
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