Fall 2020 Confucius Institute Classes

Due to the covid-19 pandemic and in compliance with the University of Nebraska - Lincoln public health policies, course offerings from the Confucius Institute will only be online this semester. Classes will be held live via Zoom and assignments issued on software such as google classroom. We appreciate your understanding and support through this difficult period.

CONFUCIUS CLASSROOM (ADULTS 14+)

BEGINNING CHINESE I (CICL 101) 

CICL 101 is a 12-week 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

Courses Begin Aug 31/Sept 1

Courses End Nov 16/17

Tuesday

5:00 PM - 6:20 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Online

 Monday

5:00 PM - 6:20 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Online

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I (CICL 201)

CICL 201 is a 12-week course 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

Courses Begin Aug 31/Sept 1

Courses End Nov 16/17

Tuesday

6:30 PM - 7:50 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Online

Monday

6:30 PM - 7:50 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Online

(Ages 6-14) 

CONFUCIUS KIDS 1 (CK 1)

CK 1 is a 12-week course that teaches Chinese to children in easy steps through storytelling and games.  This course is designed to engage children's interest with Chinese fables that also build basic vocabulary and phrases in Chinese and games that compel them to use what they learned.  Children should be able to develop a basic understanding of the Chinese language by having fun and learning more about Chinese culture, legends, and stories.

Registration fee: $60

Courses Begin Sept 5/6

Courses End Nov 21/22

Sunday

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Online

Saturday

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Online

CONFUCIUS KIDS 2 (CK 2)

CK 2 is a 12-week course that teaches Chinese to children in easy steps through storytelling.  This course is designed to engage children's interest with Chinese fables that also develop basic skills in listening, speaking, and reading Chinese. They will learn things like colors, animals, emotions, and simple sentences.

Registration fee: $60

Courses Begin Sept 5/6

Courses End Nov 21/22

Sunday

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Online

Saturday

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Online

CONFUCIUS KIDS 3 (CK 3)

In CK 3 students are instructed to achieve higher levels of capabilities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Chinese.  Additional commonly used Chinese characters and phrases will be introduced to students to expand their vocabulary.  After this class, students will be able to conduct conversations related to their daily life circumstances in a wider range.

Registration fee: $60

Courses Begin Sept 5/6

Courses End Nov 21/22

Sunday

2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Online

Saturday

2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Online