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

Sign up now. Spring semester classes begin on the week of August 31 - November 22. 
Rooms will be announced at a future date. Late registration ends on September 14.

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