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2013 Fall Non-Credit Chinese Courses (open to public)

Mandarin Chinese is the standard and most widely spoken dialect of the Chinese language. As such, Mandarin Chinese is essential for Americans interested in doing business, vacationing, or studying in China. As Chinese businesses, tourists, and scholars travel to the United States in growing numbers, Americans are also finding Mandarin Chinese very useful here at home.

Join us for practical and enjoyable courses in Mandarin Chinese. All courses meet one session per week and are held in the Confucius Institute in Suite 129 at the IUPUI Campus, except as noted.

2013 Fall Non-Credit Courses (open to public)

Martial Arts

Date & Time: Wednesdays October 9, 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13, 20, 27 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Description: Learn the sport of martial arts at any level, from beginner to expert. This course will teach not only the techniques of GongFu, but will also focus on expression and performance. Students will have the opportunity to study multiple disciplines: Beginner, including posture, footwork and hand forms to master the basics; Intermediate level with advanced jumping and kicking movements; Advanced level, learning combat forms of ‘Five step fist’ and ‘Long fist’; Expert level, where students will integrate weapons including the short sword and staff. This course is for all levels and will be held outdoors when weather permits.

Conversational Chinese 1

Date & Time: Monday’s September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28    6:00 – 8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese I is intended for beginners and focuses on developing the student’s ability to use Chinese language in verbal communication. You’ll learn Chinese pronunciation, the most essential and useful conversational sentences and simple grammar in order to carry on basic conversations. You’ll have many opportunities to practice using the language in a range of contexts likely to be encountered in Chinese culture. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese 2

Date & Time: Monday’s November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9      6:00 – 8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese II is intended for people who’ve mastered basic Chinese conversation skills from Conversational Chinese I and would like to build on these skills. The course will help to develop your ability to use Chinese language in verbal communication. You’ll fine tune your pronunciation and learn more functional conversation skills and grammar in order to carry on more complex conversations. You’ll have many opportunities to practice using the language in a range of contexts likely to be encountered in Chinese culture. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese 3 – Cancelled

Date & Time: Wednesday’s September 25, October 9, 16, 23, 30   6:00pm-8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese III is intended for people who have a basic knowledge of Chinese language. This course will build upon the vocabulary and grammar learned in basic Chinese studies. This intermediate course will help you to expand your vocabulary to incorporate more abstract terms and express more complex ideas and reasoning in Chinese. This course is intended to be a continuation of Conversational Chinese II. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

Conversational Chinese 4

Date & Time: Wednesday’s November 6, 13, 20, 27 December 4, 11    6:00pm-8:00pm

Description: Conversational Chinese IV is intended for people who have a basic knowledge of Chinese language. This intermediate course will build upon the vocabulary and grammar learned in basic Chinese studies, and expands that vocabulary to incorporate more abstract terms and express more complex ideas and reasoning in Chinese. This course is intended to be a continuation of Conversational Chinese III. Parking is the student’s responsibility.

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Non-Credit Form

Questions: Email: ciindy@iupui.edu

Call: 317-278-7900

COSTS

$150 per course.  6 classes in each course.  Each class is 2 hours.  Total of 12 hours of instruction per course.

LOCATION

IUPUI – Confucius Institute

425 University  Blvd., Suite 129

Indianapolis, IN 46202

REFUND POLICY

Course refunds will be made based on cancellation date.

  • Day of class or later …………………. 0%
  • Two to Six business days before class…. 50%
  • 1 week or more before class …………………………. 100%

For a course refund, call our office at (317) 278-7900. Please allow six weeks to process a check refund.