Our Institute

The Confucius Institute at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus is a non-profit educational institution for Mandarin Chinese language teaching and the promotion of Chinese culture. It is operated in partnership with Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and China Agricultural University (CAU). Officially launched on October 23rd 2013, it is the first institute of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago, and the second in the Caribbean region.

Our goal is to teach and provide educational resources for learners of the Mandarin Chinese language, and to encourage and strengthen cultural exchange and co-operation between China and Trinidad and Tobago.


  • I loved learning Mandarin with the Confucius Institute, not only because of its top-quality language teaching but also because I was able to gain insight into Chinese culture and history. My weekly classes were a wonderful way to meet various people from all different walks of life, invested in the learning and appreciation of Chinese language and culture. Together, we enjoyed our interactive classes, practising our tones and characters.

    Lily, student of the Mandarin 2.2 class

  • The Mandarin course that I am taking is shaping out to be the best language course that I am taking ... ever!!! A most refreshing challenge indeed!!!

    Kerron, student of the Mandarin 1.1 class

  • Being involved with the Confucius Institute’s activities gave me a new insight on Chinese culture.

    Shuwanna, student of the Intensive Mandarin class for Beginners

Contact Us

The Confucius Institute at UWI St. Augustine
2nd Floor, Centre for Language Learning Building
UWI St. Augustine Campus
Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm)
Due to the current global pandemic, the Confucius Institute is closed to the public until further notice.  Staff is working remotely and will attend to all inquiries via email.

E-mail: Confucius@sta.uwi.edu
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