2016 Summer Classes

Fee-based Classes

Chinese Foundational Conversation

Mondays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m, July 25 – August 22

Location: Confucius Institute, 1413 S. College Ave.

In this five-week conversation class, you will gain the basic skills to greet others, introduce yourself, and get to know others. This class has been designed with the beginner in mind and will be conducted through immersion techniques, allowing you to absorb the language through interaction rather than translation. Cost: $60 Summer Special! $30

This class is for persons 18 years and older.

Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy & Painting

Tuesdays, 6 – 7 p.m, July 26 – August 23

Location: Confucius Institute, 1413 S. College Ave.

Are you interested in learning about Chinese calligraphy and painting? IN this five-week introduction, you will be exposed to the history, styles, and techniques of both calligraphy and painting. You will gain an appreciation for the art and create your own pieces. Cost: $60 Summer Special! $30

This class is for persons 18 years and older.

Private and Small Group Classes

Are you too busy to attend our scheduled classes or want a class tailored to you? We can set up a private or small group class to meet your needs. Please email us at ciinfo@colostate.edu for more information.

CICSU classes are non-credit.

For information about classes for credit, contact Chuchang Chiu in the Colorado State University Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

FREE Activities

Tea & Talk

Thursdays, 4 – 6 p.m.

Location: Confucius Institute, 1413 S. College Ave.

Tea and Talk is an event dedicated to sharing and learning about Chinese culture. Tea and Talk is held at the Confucius Institute of Colorado State University.

Chat in Chinese – BYOT! Bring Your Own Toy

Fridays, 4 – 6 p.m.

Location: Confucius Institute, 1413 S. College Ave.

BYOT! is a learning meet-up for anyone interested in learning or improving their Mandarin Chinese language skills. Many studies show that learning a language is best achieved by immersing one’s self in a language environment. This meetup is Chinese language only, but it is for all levels, from no experience to native speakers.

Bring a “toy”, any favorite item of reasonable size, that will be a conversation focus. Learn about your item, how to describe it, use it and share it with others. Everyone will teach about their toy and learn about others’ toys. This is a “learn from everyone” group. The Confucius Institute is not liable for loss, breakage or damage of personal items. All items must be family-safe and family-friendly. Remember, no English is spoken by anyone. Use actions, gestures and as a last resort, write it down on paper.