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Fall 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 confucius@uidaho.edu 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 confucius@uidaho.edu. 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.

COURSE DATES:

  • Fall Trimester: Week of September 17 through week of December 10 (no class week of Thanksgiving)
  • Spring Trimester: Week of January 14, 2019 through Week of April 15, 2019 (no class Feb 4-8 or March 11-15).
  • Summer Trimester: Week of April 29, 2019 through Week of July 15, 2019

Fall 2018 Chinese Language Offerings

Mandarin I

This level is appropriate for students who have no previous Chinese learning experience.. 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.

Section 1: Mondays  5:15-7:30p.m. with a short break between hours. 

Section 2: Tuesdays, Thursdays 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Fee: $100

Mandarin II

This level is appropriate for students 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 

Mandarin III

This level is appropriate for students who previously took UICI's Mandarin II course. It is also appropriate for students who already have a basic Chinese language foundation (2-4 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

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. 

Fee: $100

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

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 (ages 8-12)-Mondays 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Section 2 (ages 4-7) -Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Fee: $75 dollars

Chinese Culture Offerings:

Kids Chinese Craft Nights

Free! Every Wednesday night (except the first Wednesday of the Month) from 4:00-6;00 p.m. Join us for Chinese painting, paper cutting, and more! To get on the list, please email confucius@uidaho.edu or check out our Facebook Event

Chinese Culture Nights

The first Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. learn how to make Chinese paintings, calligraphy, Chinese food, paper cuts and much much more. Cost is free! Check out our Facebook event. at CIIdaho or email confucius@uidaho.edu to join our mailing list.

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

Email: confucius@uidaho.edu

Web: Confucius Institute

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

Phone: 208-364-4054

Email: confuciusboise@uidaho.edu

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