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Spring Semester Community Classes

The University of Idaho Confucius Institute has been offering affordable, high-quality language and culture instruction in the Boise area since January 2016. We offer three 12-week trimesters throughout the year (Spring, Summer, Fall). All courses are taught by qualified visiting Chinese instructors.

Courses: We offer both Chinese language and Chinese culture classes. See listings below for details. Please read course descriptions to identify which level is appropriate for your needs. For further guidance, please ask your current UICI instructor or email luogw@uidaho.edu.

Registration: Send your full name, contact phone number, and desired course title and dates to luogw@uidaho.edu. Late registrations are accepted until the second week of class.

Location: All classes will be held at U of I Boise Campus, Idaho Water Center 322 E. Front St. Boise, ID 83702. Language classes meet in the second-floor conference room, Room 200A.

Fees: Each language course costs $100, payable by cash or check (made out to "University of Idaho Confucius Institute") on the first day of class. Drop-in Beginner Tai Chi is free.

Refund Policy: Refunds will not be granted after the end of the first week of class.

Course Dates: Jan. 13, 2020 through April 10, 2020 (No classes on MLK Day, President's Day, and Spring Break [March 16-20]).

Chinese Language Offerings

Mandarin I

This level is appropriate for students who have no previous experience with Chinese. This class will teach students Chinese pronunciation using the pinyin system of romanization. Students will learn simple sentence structures and vocabulary. Students will learn 1-3 simple Chinese characters each week.

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Instructor: Ms. Huitong Li (huitongl@uidaho.edu)

Mandarin II

This level is appropriate for students who have completed UICI's Mandarin I course, or otherwise have obtained a basic understanding of Chinese. Students will work on correct pronunciation and tones in spoken Chinese. Students will continue to write simple sentences in pinyin while learning more Chinese characters. The class will continue learning new sentence structures as well as vocabulary. Students will read short sentences using pinyin and Chinese characters.

Time: Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:30-5:20 p.m.

Instructor: Ms. Huitong Li (huitongl@uidaho.edu)

Mandarin III

This level is appropriate for students who have completed UICI’s Mandarin II course, or otherwise obtained a pretty solid understanding of the fundamentals of Chinese. Students will continue to work on improving their spoken and written Chinese. Students will write simple sentences in Chinese characters and continue learning new sentence structures as well as vocabulary. Students will read short sentences using Chinese pinyin and some characters.

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Instructor: Ms. Huitong Li (huitongl@uidaho.edu)

Mandarin IV

This level is appropriate for students who have previously taken UICI's Mandarin III, or otherwise have obtained a level such that they are fairly comfortable with the language. The instructor will make use of Mandarin as a language of instruction. Students will work on conversing in Chinese and improving their listening skills. Students will write longer sentences in Chinese characters, read medium length passages in Chinese character using only some pinyin, and continue learning new sentence structures as well as vocabulary.

Time: Mondays, 4:30-6:20 p.m.

Instructor: Ms. Huitong Li (huitongl@uidaho.edu)

Chinese for Business

This course is geared toward people with little to no background in Chinese, but who are planning to travel to China for business purposes. It will introduce basic words, phrases and grammar useful to anyone (like in Mandarin I), but will also introduce students to business-specific language and cultural practices associated with doing business in China.

Time: Wednesdays and Fridays, 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Instructor: Ms. Huitong Li (huitongl@uidaho.edu)

Drop-in Beginner Tai Chi

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays Noon-1 p.m.

Free!

Room: TBD 

Instructor: Mr. Robert Luo (luogw@uidaho.edu)

Confucius Institute

Physical Address:
851 Campus Drive
Administration Building, Room 328
Moscow, Idaho 83844

Mailing Address:
Confucius Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3179
Moscow, ID 83844-3179

Phone: 208-885-7110

Fax: 208-885-5221

Email: jeffkm@uidaho.edu

Web: Confucius Institute

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Physical Address:
Idaho Water Center, Suite 442
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-885-7110

Email: luogw@uidaho.edu

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