Confucius Classroom

Be different - Learn Chinese.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska offers Chinese language, music, and dance courses to the community for both adults and children. Registration fees for adults have been reduced to $90 a class. Sign up now. Spring semester classes begin on January 17th, 2017. 
Rooms will be announced in early January.

Adult Language Classes (16 years old +)

BEGINNING CHINESE I (CICL 101) 

CICL 101 is a course for people with limited Chinese language exposure.  This class will present the pinyin (Chinese transliteration system), description of Chinese characters, and an introduction to Chinese culture.  It will emphasize the communication skills that are closely related to everyday life on five themes: greetings, names, nationalities, occupations and ages.  Students are expected to learn about 100 Chinese characters by the end of the class.

Sunday

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Lincoln (UNL)

or

Tuesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lincoln (UNL)

Wednesday

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Omaha (Bellevue University)

or

Tuesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Omaha (UNO)

BEGINNING CHINESE II (CICL 102) 

CICL 102 will continue to teach basic Chinese language skills and introduce more Chinese culture.  It will help students improve their listening, speaking, reading, and basic writing skills in Chinese.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to have simple conversations about one's hobbies and daily life routines, express their needs, give others instructions by using simple sentences, and speak Chinese more fluently.  Students are expected to learn another 100 Chinese characters and be able to take HSK Level 1 by the end of the class.

Sunday

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

or

Tuesday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I (CICL 201)

CICL 201 is a sequential class to CICL 102.  Language instructors will teach students more practical Chinese language skills.  The course contents cover more topics on Chinese culture.  Teaching will also focus more on speaking and listening skills related to aspects of Chinese food, clothing, traveling and accommodation.  Students will start to learn how to write some common Chinese characters, order food in a Chinese restaurant, introduce their families and occupations, make and answer phone calls, and ask for directions to various locations.

Wednesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II (CICL 202)

CICL 202 is designed to help students strengthen their basic Chinese language skills, with a focus on more accurate pronunciation and correct sentences.  Students will be able to expand their conversational skills on topics such as making an appointment, talking about their plans and schedules, shopping, and expressing their choices and preferences.  A short supplementary component of Chinese culture will also be included.  By the end of this class, students are expected to learn 150 new characters and be able to take HSK Level 2.

Wednesday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln