Community Language Courses

Start of all Adult classes will be delayed 1 week--Classes begin September 2-5!

Iowa City Adult (Age 14 and up) Courses

Class

Target Learners

Course Description

Schedule (Fall 2014)

Fee 

Survival Chinese

Travelers to China, Exchange Students

  • An introductory Chinese course
  • One level; Two sessions
  • Communicative-based
  • Mandarin Romanization system
  • Basic vocabulary
  • Conversational phrases
  • Cultural elements
  • Thursday 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Session 1: September 4-Oct. 23
  • (8 weeks)
  • Session 2: Oct. 30-Jan. 8
  • (8 weeks, no class 11/27, 12/25 or 1/1)
  • @ 1124 UCC

Tuition: $89

each session

Textbooks: $50

Business Chinese I and II

Business People who have Chinese connections

  • An introductory Business Chinese course
  • Two levels
  • Communicative-based
  • Practical and motivating materials
  • Real world Business language and culture
  • Business vocabulary and phrases
  • Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm
  • Level I: September 2-Oct. 21
  • (8 weeks)
  • Level II:Oct. 28-Jan. 6 
  • (8 weeks, no class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30)
  • @ 1124 UCC

Tuition: $89

each level

Textbooks: $25

Introduction to Chinese I and II

All who are interested in learning the four skills of Standard Mandarin Chinese

  • An introductory Chinese course
  • Focus on functional language ability
  • Pinyin, tones, strokes, radicals, characters, grammar
  • Develop four language skills
  • Monday and Wednesdays
  • 5:30-6:45
  • Level I: Sept. 3-Oct. 6
  • (5 weeks, 10 classes
  • Level II: Oct. 8-Nov. 10
  • (5 weeks, 10 classes)
  • @ 114 PH

Tuition: $100 each level

Textbooks: $75

 Download Enrollment Form:  fall_2014_enrollment_form.pdf

Distance Learning Opportunities TBA

Questions: email xi-ma@uiowa.edu  

Family Class-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.