Confucius Kids' Classes

Be different - Learn Chinese.

Fall classes begin the week of September 5/6, 2020.
Classes cost $60 for kids. The Class is 12 weeks long. Sign up today!

Late registration until September 14.

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The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln offers fun, Chinese language classes, for kids ages 6 and up on Saturdays in Omaha and Sundays in Lincoln. Fall Classes begin September 5 / 6. Our teachers specialize in teaching Chinese as a second language and geared towards non-heritage learners. These classes are not intended for native speakers or heritage learners (but of course they're still welcome). The classes cost $60. If you’re interested in starting your son or daughter learning Chinese, sign up today online.

While the Confucius Institute will still hold community Chinese classes this fall, in an abundance of caution due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Confucius Institute will have limited offerings available this semester and will follow all UNL/UNO and local government public health guidelines. At the moment, it is still unclear if community classes will be held in-person or online and will largely depend on university/local policies and are subject to change as the situation changes. Nonetheless, the Confucius Institute is prepared for both possibilities and will make an announcement at the end of August. Currently, online course offerings appear more likely and if so they will be conducted via zoom with assignments on google classroom. If classes are held in person, classes will be capped at 12 students, all students will be required to wear face mask, and maintain a minimum 6 ft. distance from other students and teachers. Also note that classes will meet weekly for 12 weeks with no breaks this year.

Please mail us a check before the first day of class.

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

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Saturday

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

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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

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Saturday

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

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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

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Saturday

2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

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