Troy University to present free Chinese language/culture course for local businesses

Posted: Wednesday , 15 January 2014

DOTHAN - Troy University will present a free six-week course on Chinese language and culture at the Dothan Campus designed to help local businesses looking to get involved in the world's second largest economy. The first class in the series will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Presented by the Confucius Institute at Troy University, the course is designed to help local companies and organizations looking to do business in China gain a better understanding of Chinese culture and phrases. Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall.

"Troy University is proud to offer this valuable learning opportunity for businesses in the Dothan area," said Dr. Don Jeffrey, Dothan Campus Vice Chancellor. "Business leaders who understand how to make meaningful connections with China will have an edge in today's global economy."

Registration is free, but is limited to 50 participants. To register, or for more information, call the Vice Chancellor's office at (334) 983-6556, ext. 200, or email

Troy University's Confucius Institute serves schools, businesses, communities, governments, nonprofit organizations and the media throughout the region by offering statewide instruction and lectures on Chinese culture and language, providing Chinese language teacher training, high school student summer camps, consultation for economic development, and promoting outreach programs on Chinese culture and language. It is a cooperative project of Troy University, the State of Alabama, the Office of Chinese Language Council International, the Chinese Ministry of Education and Chinese universities.