Community Language Courses

Iowa City Adult (Age 14 and up) Courses Spring 2018

Survival Chinese spring start dates:

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: 1/16/18-3/06/18 (Open for registration)

Session 2: 3/20/18-5/08/18

Location: 1124 University Capitol Centre
Fees: Tuition is $90 and textbook fee is $25. 

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays (5 weeks/10 classes at each level)
Level I: 1/16/18-3/22/18 (No class on 3/13 and 3/15; Open for registration)
Level II: 4/03/18-5/03/18 

Location: TBA
Fees: Tuition is  $100 each level and textbook fee is $75 for each new set. 

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 previous classes or equivalent. 

Class schedule
Location: 626 Phillips Hall
Instructor: TBA
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.