Confucius Institute provides regular training workshops for local Chinese language teachers twice a year, once in Spring and once in Autumn. The aim is to bring together Chinese language teachers from all over Finland for networking and sharing experiences. The theme of the training varies and the training sessions are lead by different language experts and professionals both from Finland and abroad.

Confucius Institute 2021 Spring  Teacher Training Session

Time: Saturday 13 March 2021, 10:00-12:00
Venue: Zoom

Topic: Remote teaching and guidance: challenges, best practices & coping

The pandemic has affected how we conduct teaching and has re-written the nature and rules for interaction in the teaching setting. While the remote setting has brought out innovations and created new practices in teaching that are likely here to stay, it has also brought with it some challenges.

The aim of this lecture is to enable participants to share some thoughts and experiences as well as discuss ways and best practices of dealing with challenges in teaching and guidance situations.

If you have some questions that you would like to be covered in the lecture, please feel free to send a message to the lecturer via e-mail (fanny.hedenborg(at) before Wednesday 10.3. Any possible questions will be handled anonymously.


Fanny Hedenborg works as a Study Psychologist at the University of Helsinki. Her daily work puts her in close contact with students’ personal experiences and needs, leading into gaining insight into the challenges students face. Additionally, she provides consultation and teaching for staff, to help them manage challenges in teaching and guidance situations.


Register by filling the following e-form by 9 March 2021, 4 PM.

The link to the online session will be sent to registered participants only.




2020 Autumn Chinesen Teacher Training Programme

2019 Autum Chinese Teacher Training Programme

2019 Spring Chinese Teacher Training Programme

Overseas Chinese Teachers Training Program 外国汉语教师来华研修项目

Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban offers annually 1-4 weeks long Training Programs for Overseas Chinese language teachers in China. The program offers courses on various topics related in Chinese language teaching like pedagogy, teaching skills, teaching materials, intercultural communication etc. All overseas teachers who meet the requirements can apply for the program.

1. Application Requirements
Applicants must be Chinese language teachers in authorized schools, non-Chinese nationality (teacher with Chinese nationality but who has got a permanent living permit in Finland is also eligible to apply), under 60 and in good health condition.

2. Application time
Hanban overseas Chinese Teachers Program opens for application in March. Application deadline is annually  June 1st.

2. Fees
Tuitions, teaching materials expenses and accommodation(double room) are covered by Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban. International round-trip tickets shall be covered by the applicants.

3. Application, Verification and Admission
1) Register, select the program and submit your online application here:
2) Submit the application to applicants’ recommendation institutions, which should be a local Confucius Institute/ Classroom, or the Education/Culture Department(office) of the Chinese Embassy (Consulate) in respective countries;
3) After your recommendation institution has checked your application, it is forwarded to your host university for review. Finally the application is sent to Confucius Institute Headquarters for approval.
4) The applicant can check the application status any time on Hanban´s Overseas Chinese teacher training platform.
5) After your application is approved you may contact the host university and start the enrollment procedures.