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.

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 of 6 ft. distance from other students and teachers. Also, note that classes will meet weekly for 12 straight weeks with no holiday breaks this year.

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

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 Monday

5:00 PM - 6:20 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

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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

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Monday

6:30 PM - 7:50 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

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