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China’s economic rise
has created great opportunity.

Knowledge of the Chinese language
and China’s culture provide access to this opportunity
in a deeper, broader context.

We are a global community of qualified, proficient speakers of Chinese as a second language. 

Inter-dependency of the evolving global system makes it vitally important to develop a balanced perspective on China by building meaningful relationships through cultural empathy and adaptability. Individuals who have studied Chinese to an advanced level have a unique ability to influence cross-cultural interactions.

Multi-cultural fluency, personal experience and the ability to navigate local networks are critical to any progressive organisation intent on developing lasting engagement with China. 

Established in 2008, Chinese-Speakers is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organisation based in the UK. 

Our Purpose

Champion Chinese learners

Advocacy

Raise the Currency of Second Language Speakers

Learning

Encourage the Study of Chinese and Chinese Culture.

Opportunities

Promote Professional and Language Development Opportunities

Join Us

A global community of proficient, second language Chinese speakers.


1000

members

30

nationalities

10

board members

100%

second language learners

Our valued partners.

As part of our mission to encourage Chinese language learning and the development of Chinese Studies in the UK, we are proud to partner with The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) and The Business Confucius Institute (‘BCI’), at the University of Leeds. 

BACS is a non-political organization and the only comprehensive subject association for Chinese Studies in the UK.  BACS represent the field of Chinese Studies in its entirety and plays an important role in liaising and consulting with other area studies organizations, with funding bodies, with China-related representative offices and with government departments. 

BIC promotes Chinese language and culture with a business focus, helping UK companies and organisations to effectively understand and communicate with Chinese customers.  BIC is a collaboration between the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and one of only five business-focused Confucius Institutes in Europe.