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Spring 2018 Coeur d’Alene Chinese Language Course Offerings

COURSES: We offer Chinese language and Chinese culture classes. See listings below for details. Please read course descriptions to identify which level is appropriate for your needs. For further guidance, please ask your current UICI instructor or email or call 208-885-7110.

REGISTRATION: Please click the "Register Now!" button above or send your full name, contact phone number, and desired course title and dates to Late registrations are accepted until the second week of class.

LOCATION: All classes will be held at U of I Coeur d’ Alene Campus, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814.

FEES: Course fees are listed below each class description.

PAYMENT: Payment of course fees will be accepted in cash or checks made out to University of Idaho Confucius Institute on the first day of class.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds will not be granted after the end of the first week of class.


Courses begin the week of January 15 and finish the week of May 28.

NOTE: There will be no classes the week of Chinese New Year (February 19-23, 2018) or the week of March 26-29, 2018.. There will be no class Feb. 19 (President’s day) or May 28 (Memorial Day).

Chinese Language Offerings

Mandarin I

This level is appropriate for students who have no previous Chinese learning experience. Students who have taken the first semester of Mandarin I can enroll in the sections designed for second semester students. This class will teach students Chinese pronunciation using pinyin. Students will learn simple sentence structures and vocabulary. Students will learn 1-3 simple Chinese characters each week.

Mondays, Wednesdays 6:15 7:30 p.m.
Room: 145C

Fee: $100 ($75 for students with valid student ID)

Instructor: Ms. Chan Lin

Mandarin II

This level is appropriate for students who are currently enrolled in the first semester of Mandarin II or who previously took UICI's Mandarin I course. It is also appropriate for students who already have a basic Chinese language foundation (1-2 semesters of Mandarin). Students will work on correct pronunciation and tones in spoken Chinese. Students will continue to write simple sentences in Chinese pinyin while learning some Chinese characters. The class will continue learning new sentence structures as well as vocabulary. Students will read short sentences using pinyin and Chinese characters.

Tuesdays, Thursdays 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Fee: $100 ($75 for students with valid student ID)

Instructor: Ms. Chan Lin
Room: 145C

Mandarin V

This level is appropriate for students who have previously taken Mandarin V as this course is a continuation of that course. It is also appropriate for students who have 4+ years of Chinese language education. Class will be taught fully in Mandarin. Students will use their Chinese listening and speaking skills to pose questions, debate, and converse with their classmates. Students will learn higher level Chinese vocabulary through written passages. Students will compose short essays in Chinese characters. Students will work on perfecting their grammar and pronunciation through classroom activities.

Mondays, Wednesdays 12:30-1:45 p.m. 
Room: 145C  

Fee: $100
Instructor: Ms. Chan Lin


Fun with Chinese for Beginners! (Youth Friendly Mandarin classes)

This level is appropriate for students who have not previously studied Chinese. The course will focus on learning Chinese through songs, games, and other fun, hands-on activities. This class will focus more on speaking and listening ability.

Section 1-Mondays 4:30-5:30 p.m. Riin 240 B.

Section 2-Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. Room 128.

Fee: $50
Instructor: Ms. Chan Lin

Confucius Institute

Physical Address:
851 Campus Drive
Administration Building, Room 328
Moscow, Idaho 83844

Mailing Address:
Confucius Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3179
Moscow, ID 83844-3179

Phone: 208-885-7110

Fax: 208-885-5221


Web: Confucius Institute


Physical Address:
Idaho Water Center, Suite 442
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4054