Confucius Classroom

Be different - Learn Chinese.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska offers low-cost Chinese language courses to the community for both adults and children. Registration fees for adults are $90 per semester.

Sign up now. Fall semester classes begin on the week of September 4th - 10th (After Labor Day).* 
Rooms will be announced through e-mail in late August. Late registration ends at September 23rd.

*Note: Bellevue University Class starts on Aug 30 and follows Bellevue University academic calendar

Adult Language Classes (Age 14 +)

BEGINNING CHINESE I (CICL 101) 

CICL 101 is a course for people with limited Chinese language exposure.  This class will present the pinyin (Chinese phonics) 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.

Registration fee: $90

Course Begins: Week of Sept 4 -10

Sunday

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall

or

Tuesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall


    


Tuesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Peter Kiewit Institute

    

    

  

BEGINNING CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (CCPE 102) 

Bellevue University, in association with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Confucius Institute, offers two non-credit (18-clock hour) Chinese culture and Mandarin language courses. Each course offers an interactive classroom environment designed for individuals who wish to do business with, travel to, or simply learn more about China.

Registration fee: $140

Course Begins: Aug 30

Note: This class is registered through the Bellevue University website. The button to the right will link you to it.

   

    

Wednesday

5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Bellevue University

Learning Center rm 545

    

    

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.

Registration fee: $90

Course Begins: Week of Sept 4 -10

Sunday

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall 

or

Tuesday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I (CICL 201)

CICL 201 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.

Registration fee: $90

Course Begins: Week of Sept 4 -10

Wednesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall

or

Sundays

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall

ADVANCED CHINESE I (CICL 301)

CICL 301 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 by focusing on independent sentence structure and learning how to create their own unique sentences from learned vocabulary.  By the end of this class, students are expected to learn 200 new characters and be able to take HSK Level 2 or 3.

Registration fee: $90

Course Begins: Week of Sept 4 -10

Wednesday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall