Troy University to present free Chinese language and culture courses for local businesses in Montgomery, Dothan

Posted: Tuesday, 07 April 2015

Troy University will present free four-week courses on Chinese language and culture at both the Dothan and Montgomery campuses designed to help local businesses looking to get involved in the world's second largest economy.

The course, presented by the Confucius Institute at Troy University, begin in Montgomery on Tuesday, April 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Whitley Hall. Subsequent classes are each Tuesday and Thursday through May 14.

The course in Dothan will begin April 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Malone Hall's Harrison Room. Subsequent classes in Dothan are each Tuesday and Thursday through May 21.

"The course is designed to help local companies and organizations do business with China, and attendees will gain a better understanding of Chinese culture and phrases," said Dr. Iris Xu, director of the University's Confucius Institute.

Registration is free, but is limited to 50 participants. To register, or for more information on the Montgomery course, call the Montgomery Campus Confucius Institute office at 334-240-7325, or email In Dothan, contact the Vice Chancellor's office at 334-983-6556, ext. 200, or email

The Confucius Institute at Troy University 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.