Summer 2017 Classes

Classes for Adults (18+)

Chinese I – No prerequisites

Monday 6:30 – 8:00 pm, April 24 – June 26 (10 Weeks)

Gain basic skills in greetings and self-introduction. The class will focus on learning Pinyin – the Mandarin phonetic system, and pronunciation. This class will not focus on Chinese characters. Ten classes, one class per week.

Chinese II – Prerequisite: Chinese I or able to satisfy assessment

Tuesday 6:30 – 8:00 pm, April 25 – June 27 (10 Weeks)

Increase your skills in self-introduction. The class will continue working with Pinyin phonetics strengthening pronunciation. In this class you begin learning recognition and writing of basic characters forming a basis for understanding basic strokes in writing and character structure. Ten classes, one class per week.

Chinese III – Prerequisite: Chinese II or able to satisfy assessment

Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00 pm, April 26 – June 28 (10 Weeks)

Learn to carry simple conversations, ask questions, and express likes and dislikes. You will also continue building on Character recognition and writing skills, increasing the amount of characters you are able to use. Ten classes, one class per week.

Business Chinese I – Prerequisite: Chinese III or able to satisfy assessment

Monday 6:30 – 8 p.m, April 24 – June 26 (10 Weeks)

Develop your language skills in the direction of basic business knowledge. Learn to converse about basic business transactions and begin to understand cross-cultural business communication. You will also continue building on Character recognition and writing skills – including writing a simple email. Ten classes, one class per week.

Travel Chinese I – Prerequisite: Chinese III or able to satisfy assessment

Tuesday 6:30 – 8 p.m., April 25 – June 27 (10 Weeks)

Planning a trip to China? Learn to ask and understand directions, buy tickets, and barter over prices. You will learn important Characters for reading menus and signs to help you find your way. Ten classes, one class per week.

Intro to Chinese painting and calligraphy – No prerequisites

Wednesday 6:30 – 8 p.m., April 26 – May 24 ( 5 Weeks)

Interested in Chinese painting and calligraphy? Learn appreciation and basic painting skills. Ten classes, one class per week.

Intro to the Guqin (Chinese Lute) – No prerequisites

Thursday 6:30 – 8 p.m., April 27 – May 25 (5 Weeks)

Gain appreciation for an ancient Asian musical instrument! Learn about its history and development – including short performances. Five classes, one class per week.

Summer Special for Youth

CICSU Summer Class: “Play in Chinese”

Have fun in Chinese – play games, sing and dance, do arts and crafts, complete treasure hunts, and watch movies. Each session offers an opportunity for children to “just be a kid” in a festive Mandarin immersion environment!
•9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday-Thursday (May 30 – June 22) ◦Session 1 (May 30-June 2) – Animal World and Tour of China *Tuesday-Friday due to Memorial Day Weekend
◦Session 2 (June 5-8) – Chinese Games and Folk Toys
◦Session 3 (June 12-15) – Chinese Fairytales and Festivals
◦Session 4 (June 19-22) – Time Travel through Ancient China

Fee: $50 for each session

Maximum Capacity: 10 people

50% discount for students with a CSU Affiliation (child of a CSU employee or student with a valid CSU ID)

Please RSVP at least two days in advance.

Classes for Youth

Chinese for Young Learners I – No prerequisites

Saturday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., April 22 – June 24 (10 Weeks)

Gain basic skills in greetings and self-introduction. The class will focus on learning Pinyin – the Mandarin phonetic system, and pronunciation. This class will not focus on Chinese characters. Ten classes, one class per week.

Chinese for Young Learners II – Prerequisite: Chinese I or able to satisfy assessment

Saturday 1 – 2:30 p.m., April 22 – June 24 (10 Weeks)

Increase your skills in self-introduction. The class will continue working with Pinyin phonetics strengthening pronunciation. In this class you begin learning recognition and writing of basic characters forming a basis for understanding basic strokes in writing and character structure. Ten classes, one class per week.

Chinese for Young Learners III– Prerequisite: Chinese II or able to satisfy assessment

Saturday 3 – 4:30 p.m., April 22 – June 24 (10 Weeks)

Learn to carry simple conversations, ask questions, and express likes and dislikes. You will also continue building on Character recognition and writing skills, increasing the amount of characters you are able to use. Ten classes, one class per week.

Play in Chinese – Prerequisite: Basic Chinese language speaking

Saturday 9 – 10:30 a.m., April 22 – June 24 (10 Weeks)

Develop with students from the Chinese program at Global Village Academy in mind. Have fun in Chinese – play games, watch fun movies and just be a kid in Chinese! These sessions will offer an opportunity for kids to be kids in Chinese. Ten classes, one class per weekend day.

Learn Chinese through Chinese Children’s Songs– No prerequisites

Saturday 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., April 22 – June 24 (10 Weeks)

This class will provide children the opportunity to learn Chinese through singing Chinese children songs.