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. Fall semester classes begin on the week of September 3 - 9. 
Rooms will be announced through e-mail in early August. Late registration ends at September 17.

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 September 3-9

Sunday

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128

or

Wednesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W131


    


Monday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Peter Kiewit Institute Rm 157

    

    

  

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  September 3-9

Wednesday

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W131

or

Monday

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Peter Kiewit Institute 157

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 September 3-9

Sunday

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128

or

Tuesday

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128

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 September 3-9

Tuesday

6:30 PM – 8:00 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 September 3-9

Sunday

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W128

or

Thursday

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W131

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 September 3-9

Thursday

6:30-8:00 pm

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall W131