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. Classes are for 12 weeks. Registration fees for adults are $90 per semester.

Sign up now. Spring semester classes begin on the week of January 28 - February 4. 
Rooms will be announced at a future date. Late registration ends at February 11.

CONFUCIUS CLASSROOM (ADULTS 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

Courses Begin January 28 - February 4

Tuesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128

 Tuesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Peter Kiewit Institute 108

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  January 28 - February 4

Wednesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128

Sunday

11:00 AM - 12:30 AM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128

 Monday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Peter Kiewit Institute 161

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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 January 28 - February 4

Wednesday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128

Monday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Peter Kiewit Institute 161

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II (CICL 202)

CICL 202 is designed to help students strengthen their basic Chinese language skills, with a focus on sentence construction with more complex grammar. Students will be able to expand their conversational skills on topics such as travel, telling directions, visiting a doctor, or renting an apartment. A short supplementary component of Chinese culture will also be included. By the end of this class, students are expected to learn 200 new characters and advanced students should be able to take HSK Level 3.

Registration fee: $90

Course Begins January 28 - February 4

Tuesday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128

Sunday

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128

ADVANCED CHINESE I (CICL 301)

CICL 301 is designed to help students strengthen their basic Chinese language skills, with a focus on independent sentence structure and learning how to create their own unique sentences from learned vocabulary. Topics will begin to shift towards more advanced content containing short stories and articles. By the end of this class, students are expected to learn 300 new characters and be able to take HSK Level 3.

Registration fee: $90

Course Begins January 28 - February 4

Thursday

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128

ADVANCED CHINESE II (CICL 302)

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 January 28 - February 4

Sunday

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128