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Confucius Institute Classes

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

*CREDIT Classes (These elementary language courses count for credit or placement in the UW-Platteville general education compentency requirement)

1540 Elementary Chinese I 4 cr
1640 Elementary Chinese II 4 cr

*NON-CREDIT(Do not count for credit or placement in the UW-Platteville language program.) To register or for questions, please email confucius@uwplatt.edu or call 608.342.1310.

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 confucius@uwplatt.edu if you have any questions.

Current courses     NON-CREDIT     (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.

Mandarin B
This course is designed for students who already know around 30-50 Chinese words.   After completion of this class students should be able to carry on basic conversations in Chinese.
Mondays: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 4 4:00pm-5:00pm

College Chinese
This course is designed for students who know a bit of Chinese or have no background in Chinese.  Pingyin and basic conversation skill will be introduced in this class.
Tuesdays: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 5:30pm-6:30pm

Parenting Chinese
This course is for students with little or no background in Chinese; it will help parents/students to gain an understanding of standard Hanyu (Chinese language).  A light focus on recognizing the characters will be included. 
Wednesdays: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4:00pm-5:30pm

Lunch & Learn 
Come join us at lunch break to learn some basic greetings such as “Ni hao (how are you), xie xie (thanks).
Fridays: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6        11:00am-12:00pm

Culture Corner  
This course provides activities that are designed to integrate the Chinese language with the Chinese culture to South Wisconsin residents.   Learn a few simple phrases, play Chinese chess, checkers, or try out calligraphy, etc.
Fridays: March 13, 27, April 10, 24, May 1     11:00am-12:00pm

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