Community Language Courses

Iowa City Adult (Age 14 and up) Courses Summer and Fall 2016

Survival Chinese      

This is an introductory course in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) language and designed for tourists and exchanges students who are interested in learning to speak basic Chinese for functional purposes. Students will be introduced to: 1) A brief overview of the Chinese language system; 2) Useful expressions in daily conversations; 3) Culture performances and products to better understand and communicate in China. (8 sessions)

Course schedule: 5:30-7:00 pm 

Summer Session: Monday and Wednesdays 06/06/2016-06/29/2016 (Registration Open Now)

Instructor: Xin Liu  

Fall Session 1: Wednesdays 08/24/2016-10/12/2016

Fall Session 2: Wednesdays 10/19/2016-12/14/2016 (no class on 11/23/2016)

Instructors: TBA

Location: 1124 University Capitol Centre (1117 UCC on 06/20/2016)

Fees: Tuition fee $89 and textbook fee $25

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Introduction to Chinese I- III 

This is a three-level introductory course in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) language for beginners who have little or no previous Chinese learning experience. It covers basic phonetics, vocabulary, grammar and practice on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with a focus on learners' functional language ability. Introduction to Chinese culture will be integrated in our curriculum. 

Class schedule:  5:30-6:45 pm, Monday and Wednesdays (5 weeks/10 classes at each level)
Level I: 8/22/16-9/26/16 (no classes on 09/05/2016)
Level II: 10/03/16-11/02/16
Level III: 11/07/16-12/14/16 (no classes on 11/21/2016 and 11/23/2016)

Location: TBA

Instructors: TBA

Fees: Tuition is  $100 each level and textbook fee is $75. 


Intermediate Chinese I-III

This is a three level intermediate Chinese classes for students who have completed Introduction to Chinese I-VI with CI in Spring 2016 or equivalent. 

Class schedule: 5:30-6:45 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, (5 weeks/10 classes at each level)

Level I: 8/23/16-9/22/16

Level II: 09/27/16-10/27/16

Level III: 11/01/16-12/08/16 (no classes on 11/22/2016 and 11/24/2016) 

Location: 1124 University Capitol Center

Instructors: TBA

Fees: Tuition is $100 each level and textbook fee is $75


For more information of the classes, please email

Iowa City Youth (age 6-13) Courses 

Johnson County Senior Center Discount

Members of the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center receive a 10% discount off of all Confucius Institute per session course tuition fees.