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Confucius Institute Classes

The Confucius Institute at UW-Platteville offers several free and unique opportunities to learn about Chinese language, culture, and business at the only Confucius Institute in Wisconsin.

*To register or for questions, please email or call 608.342.1310. All these courses, events, or workshops are NON-CREDIT and do not count for credit or placement in the UW-Platteville language program.

Our instructors will be available to help you pre/review and practice lessons should you miss any class or just started a new class/session. We have reasonably priced instructional materials, DVDs, and CDs available for purchase in the Confucius Institute library. Please contact our office at 608.342.1310 or e-mail if you have any questions.

Current courses - FREE

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Confucius Institute at 608.342.1310.

All courses will be taught in Royce 110, unless otherwise noted.

Basic Mandarin B

This course is designed for students who completed Basic Mandarin A or already know 30-50 Chinese words. After completion of this class students should be able to carry on simple conversations in Chinese, and have a good foundation for further studying.

Nov 24, Dec 1     4:00pm-5:00pm

Family Corner

This new program will provide activities and events that are designed to integrate the Chinese language with the Chinese culture to promote understanding and relevance of the culture to families in the Southwest Wisconsin.  Learn about games that Chinese children play, such as “Jianzi,” a foot kicking game made of rooster feather learn an easy song of Chinese, a few simple phrases, etc. Home schooled students and Families with young children are welcome!

Fridays, Nov 21, Dec 5, 12     10:00am-11:00am

Lunch and Learn

Come join us at lunch break to learn some basic Mandarin.  You will learn the foundation of Chinese learning-Pinyin and 4 tones.  You will also get to learn the basic greetings such as “Ni hao (how are you), xie xie (thanks), and etc.”

Fridays, Nov 21     11:30am-12:30pm

Chinese Table

The instructor will be available to help you pre/review and practice lessons should you miss any class or if you just started a new class/session. Stop by any time in between.

Thursdays, Nov 20-Dec 11     12:30pm-1:30pm

Chinese Express II

This course is for students with some background in Chinese Conversation or collegiate level Chinese coursework. It prepares students to understand basic Chinese writing and intermediate Chinese conversation beyond the basic level. Students can practice communicating in situations that are typical in daily life. Grade school children welcome to come with adults.

Wednesdays, Nov 19, Dec 3, 10     4:00pm-5:30pm

Movie Night

Open to UW-Platteville students, faculty, staff, and community members. Supervision is not provided so one parent or guardian must be in attendance with children (10 and under). Please RSVP at or call 608.342.1310 to reserve your seats.

November 20 - Curse of the Golden Flower  -  Doudna Lecturer Hall     6:00pm-8:00pm

Individual Tutoring

For individual/family/group with specific needs in starting or continuing to learn Chinese in a supportive one on one format.  Mondays – Fridays and by appointments on Saturdays as needed.   All ages are welcome.  Text book is $15 each     8:00am-8:00pm

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