The Confucius Institute offers beginning through intermediate level Chinese language classes at the University of Iowa. These classes are 3 semester hours credit courses with registration through the University of Iowa ICON. Additionally we offer non-credit community classes for children 5 years of age through adult. Children interested in learning Chinese are enrolled in our family classes or after-school programs at local elementary schools and young people ages 14 and older may enroll in our adult community classes. Culture classes and events are periodically scheduled and advertised through our website. These include classes in Taiji, Calligraphy workshops, Chinese food workshops and Chinese festival celebrations. Chinese scholars and artists are invited by the Confucius Institute every year to present the essence of Chinese language and culture to Iowans.