The Confucius Institute in New Brunswick (CINB) was established in 2007 and is hosted by Atlantic Education International Inc. The focus of CINB programming recently evolved to provide interested students in the New Brunswick education system with the opportunity to learn an additional language (Mandarin).
As part of the partnership, certified teachers from China are placed at participating schools and, with the supervision of a New Brunswick certified teacher, teach Mandarin to our students.
High school students could enroll in Mandarin 120, an approved elective credit course, with a goal of obtaining the proficiency target on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language of A1.2.
For the duration of the contract, CINB will continue to be present in the New Brunswick education system at the high school level. Government has however indicated its intent not to renew the agreement beyond its current 2022 expiration date.