Community Language Courses

Iowa City Adult (Age 14 and up) Courses Spring 2017

Survival Chinese-Begins 3-21-17     

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.

Course schedule: 5:30-7:00 pm (8 classes) Tuesdays

Session 1: 01/17/2017-03/07/2017 (In Progress)

Session 2: 03/21/2017-05/09/2017

Summer session: TBA
When: Tuesdays
Instructor: Xin Liu  
Location: 1124 University Capitol Centre 
Fees: Tuition fee $89 and textbook fee $25

PDF iconSurvival Chinese Class Flyer

PDF iconSurvival Chinese Enrollment Form

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: 01/18/2017-02/20/2017
Level II: 
02/27/2017-04/05/2017 (no classes on 03/13 and 03/15) 
Level III: 04/10/2017-05/10/2017
Location: TBA
: Xin Liu
Fees: Tuition is  $100 each level and textbook fee is $75. 

PDF iconIntroduction to Chinese Levels I-III Enrollment Form

Intermediate Chinese for returning students

This is a three level intermediate Chinese classes for students who have completed Intermediate Chinese I-III with CI in Fall 2016 or equivalent. 

Class schedule
Location: 626 Phillips Hall
Instructor: Qi Wang
Fees: Tuition is $100 for every 10 classes and textbook fee is $75 for every new set.

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To enroll, please deliver or mail your enrollment form and payment to Xi Ma, 1120 A UCC, Iowa City IA 52242

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.