Community Language Courses

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: Aug. 28-Oct. 16
  • (8 weeks)
  • Session 2: Oct. 23-Dec. 18
  • (8 weeks, no class on Nov. 27)
  • @ 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: Aug. 26-Oct. 14
  • (8 weeks)
  • Level II:Oct. 21-Dec. 16 
  • (8 weeks, no class on Nov. 25)
  • @ 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: Aug.25-Sep.29
  • (5 weeks, 10 classes, no class on Sep. 1) 
  • Level II: Oct. 6-Nov. 13
  • (5 weeks, 10 classes)
  • @ 114 PH

Tuition: $100 each level

Textbooks: $75

 Download: enrollmentform.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.