Spring 2019 Confucius Institute Classes

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: Week of Jan 22-28

Sunday

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall TBA

or

Wednesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall TBA


    


Monday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Peter Kiewit Institute Rm TBA

    

    

  

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

Courses Begin: Week of Jan 22-28

Sunday

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall TBA

or

Tuesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall TBA


    


Monday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Peter Kiewit Institute Rm TBA

    

    

  

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: Week of Jan 22-28

Sunday

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall TBA

or

Wednesday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall TBA

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: Week of Jan 22-28

Wednesday

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall TBA

CONFUCIUS HOME SCHOOL CHINESE CLASS (14-18)

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I (HS 201) 

Confucius Home School Chinese Class 201 is a course specifically designed for home school students age 14-18 following the expectations and curriculum of a Nebraskan Chinese classes in high schools. This class is a continuation of HS 102 and is required unless competency in the language can be demonstrated (e-mail us if you'd like to meet for assessment). This class will work on speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills in Chinese with a firm emphasis on communication skills that are closely related to everyday life; Students are expected to learn an additional 200-300 Chinese characters and be proficient enough to pass the HSK level 1 exam by the end of the class. Classes meet twice a week, and students are expected to complete homework.

Registration fee: $150

Courses Begin: Week of Jan 22-28

Mondays and Thursdays

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall TBA

(Ages 6-14) 

CONFUCIUS KIDS 1 (CK 1)

CK 1 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

Course Begins: Week of Jan 22-28

Saturday

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Peter Kiewit Institute Rm TBA

or

Sunday

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall TBA

CONFUCIUS KIDS 2 (CK 2)

CK 2 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

Course Begins: Week of Jan 22-28

Saturday

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Peter Kiewit Institute Rm TBA

or

Sunday

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall TBA

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

Course Begins: Week of Jan 22-28

Saturday

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Peter Kiewit Institute Rm TBA

or

Sundays

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall - TBA