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Spring 2019 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. Prepayment online with credit/debit card option available. 

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

COURSE DATES:

  • 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

Spring 2019 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 and tones. Students will learn full Chinese Pinyin, some Chinese characters, vocabulary and simple sentence structures. After this course students will master some easy sentences to make a short conversation and some of them could meet the level I of HSK

Section 1: Wednesday and Thursday, 5:45-6:45 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 pronunciation and tones in spoken Chinese and continue learning new sentence structures as well as vocabulary. Students will read short sentences using pinyin and Chinese characters, write simple sentences in Chinese while learning more Chinese characters. After this course students will be able to make a short conversation and may be ready to pass the HSK level 2. 

Section 1: Mondays, 5:45-7:50 p.m. Short break will be provided.

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 pronunciation and tones in spoken Chinese. The class will continue learning new sentence structures as well as vocabulary. Students will read sentences using pinyin and Chinese characters. Students will learn more characters and be able to compose short paragraphs. This course is taken to align with the necessary vocabulary and grammar to pass HSK level 3. 

Section 1: Wednesday and Thursdays, 6:50-7:50 p.m.

Fee: $100

Advanced Mandarin

This level is appropriate for students who have previously taken Mandarin V 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.

Section 1:  Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. 

Fee: $100

Reading and Writing Mandarin

This level is appropriate for students who previously taken a  UICI Mandarin course. It is also appropriate for students who show highly interested in Chinese Characters or special reading and writing training while have good listening ability. Class will be taught mostly in Mandarin. The class will work on the ability of reading and writing Chinese. Students will learn how to write Chinese Characters and read and write short articles totally in Chinese characters.

Section 1: Tuesday, 6:50-7:50 p.m.

Fee: $75

Youth Friendly Mandarin classes

The course will focus on giving students (age appropriate for 8 to 12 years old) basic exposure to Chinese. The students will learn full Chinese pinyin, simple Chinese words and short greeting sentences through mixed Chinese culture and language class. This class will focus more on speaking and listening ability, and giving the basic learning of Chinese language and characters.

Section 1 (no prior experience)-Tuesday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Section 2 (prior Chinese experience) -Mondays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Fee: $75 dollars

Kids Fun Chinese

The course will focus on giving students ( age appropriate for 4 to 7 years old) basic exposure to Chinese. The students will learn some Chinese pinyin, simple Chinese words and short greeting sentences through songs, games, Chinese style crafts and other fun. This class will focus more on speaking and listening ability.

Section 1 -Tuesday 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Fee: $75 dollars

Chinese Culture Offerings:

Various Chinese culture classes will be offered throughout the year. Examples of potential classes include, Chinese painting, calligraphy, tea art or paper cutting. Please contact confucius@uidaho.edu or follow us on Facebook to find out about classes. 

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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