ASU Confucius Institute Chinese Classes

Beginning Chinese 1

Chinese 1 is a comprehensive language course designed for people with no background in Chinese. Students will learn pronunciation, tones and basic grammar structures to create a solid foundation to build upon. This class will cover daily conversation topics such as how to greet people, introducing yourself, family and friends, how to talk about your plans, and how to buy things and eat in Chinese restaurants. While writing and reading skills are covered,speaking and listening skills are emphasized in the class. In addition, Chinese cultural elements are taught to supplement the course and impart the knowledge necessary to navigate within the Chinese culture.

Beginning Chinese 1a

Chinese 1a is designed for people who have successfully completed the Beginning Chinese I course. This course lays emphasis on improving the ability of the student to use Chinese for communication. By the end of this second course, students will be able to successfully engage in simple daily conversations such as how to check in at a hotel, how to pick up friends at the airport, and have a conversation at dinner or on a business trip. In addition, Chinese cultural elements are taught to supplement the course and impart the knowledge necessary to navigate within the Chinese culture.

Chinese 2

Chinese 2 is intended to be a comprehensive language course for people who have successfully completed the Beginning Chinese 1 and 1a. It integrates functional communication with grammatical structures and presents the most essential and useful part of the language in daily life. This is done in order to enable the mastery of conversational sentences. This class consists of daily conversation topics, such as how to give directions, how to pay the bill, how to buy clothes and bargain, and how to send invitations in Chinese. In addition, Chinese cultural elements are taught to supplement the course and impart the knowledge necessary to navigate within the Chinese culture.

Registration: $220 per 10-week session including course materials
                      ASU faculty, staff and students pay $150 per 10-week session.   

                    $110 per 5-week session including course materials                     
                    ASU faculty, staff and students pay $80 per 5-week session.  

Register for Beginning Chinese class at http://confuciusinstitute.asu.edu/portal/learnchineseregform.

This is a non-credit Chinese language class offered by the ASU Confucius Institute. For more information about the Chinese classes and individual tutoring sessions, please contact Fannie Tam at fannie.tam@asu.edu .