Hanban ties up with University of West Indies

Hanban, the Confucius Institute programme headquarters, has signed a cooperation agreement with a university in Trinidad and Tobago, writes Cheng Yingqi for China Daily. The University of the West Indies at St Augustine will provide office space, 10 multimedia classrooms and a small auditorium for the country's first Confucius Institute.

Hanban has been cooperating with the university's St Augustine campus since 2005. It has sent one Mandarin teacher to the university and granted a scholarship to a student from its language centre, which has provided Mandarin courses to more than 200 non-language majors since 2010.

Thirteen Confucius Institutes have been built in seven Caribbean nations since 2005, and 262 Mandarin teachers and volunteers have been sent to the region.
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