Community Language Courses

Iowa City Adult (Age 14 and up) Courses

Mandarin Chinese 001-Registration is closed

中文 For beginner students who are new to Chinese language learning or would like a review of the basics.

Chinese I- Iowa City (registration is through Kirkwood Community College)-An introductory course to Modern Standard Chinese (MSC, or Mandarin).  Learn Pinyin, the Mandarin Romanization system; the most frequently used Chinese character components; and basic vocabulary and conversational phrases for greetings, introductions, traveling, shopping, the weather, and more.  This is a beginning level class for those 14 years of age and older with little or no experience in the Chinese language.  

Course time 
Spring Session II: April 3, 2014-May 22, 2014 (8 weeks, 8 sessions)
6:30-8PM
Summer Session: June 5, 2014-July 24, 2014 (8 weeks, 8 sessions)
6:30-8PM

Location  
1124 University Capitol Center (UCC)

Tuition and materials  
Tuition: $89
Required Textbooks: $50 (Contemporary Chinese Level 1 Book Set and Introductions to Standard Chinese Pinyin System-available for purchase at class

Course instructor  
TBA

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Family Class-Iowa City Youth (age 6-13) Courses 

家庭课 Family Mandarin 001-Registration Closed for Spring 2014

This is a Mandarin Chinese class open for 6-13 years old children with parents. Level 001:Sp is open for those who haven't learned the target language through regular classroom instruction. The curriculum is developed based on topic units including: greetings and introduction, numbers and age, weather and seasons, traditional Chinese and American festivals, colors, family, clothing, etc. The class will be student-centered and communication-based. To develop the learners' interests and expand their knowledge on Chinese langauge and culture, various types of activities will be adopted, including games, songs, story-telling, role-play, and craft projects. Chinese writing system will be introduced in this class. 

Course time

Spring Session: Jan 26, 2014-April 27, 2014 (10 classes, no classes on March 16 and March 23) 
Sundays 1:45-2:30PM

Location
1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

Tuition and materials
Tuition is $100
Books will be introduced in class for optional purchase

Instructor
Xi Ma

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家庭课 Family Mandarin 003-Registration Closed for Spring 2014

This is a class open for the returning students with parents who have completed the session in 2013 Fall semester. We will continue learning the Chinese language and culture through thematic units. We will further explore topics of previous lessons and introduce new vocabulary, sentence patterns and short dialogs.

Enrollment is open to children 6-13 and their parent, grandparent or guardian.

Course time
Spring Session:Jan 26, 2014-April 27, 2014 (10 classes, no classes on March 16 and March 23) 
Sundays 12:45-1:30PM

Location
1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

Tuition and materials
Tuition is $100
Books will be introduced in class for optional purchase

Course Instructor
Xi Ma

 Enrollment Form

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.