Confucius Institute

Continuing Education Courses

Spring 2014 Continuing Education Paper Cutting

Tentative Fall 2017 Course List

 

Elementary Chinese I (Matching HSK Level I)

Elementary Chinese I (matching HSK Chinese Proficiency Level I) is a 10-week introductory Mandarin Chinese course designed for CSU faculty/staff/family, CSU students, and community members who are interested in Chinese language but don’t have any experience with it. During the semester students will learn Pinyin (the Chinese phonetic tool), how to pronounce characters with Pinyin, and how to use 100 -150 characters/words to communicate at the sentence level. Chinese cultural points will also be introduced such as family structure and name giving. Students who complete this course are encouraged to take the HSK Level I test.

This course has two class sections from which to choose: one is a 1-hour lunch time class which meets twice per week, and the other is a 2-hour evening class which meets once per week.

Register for Elementary Chinese I

 

Elementary Chinese II (Matching HSK Level II)

Elementary Chinese II (matching HSK Chinese Proficiency Level II), designed for staff/faculty/students from CSU and for the community, is the continuation of Elementary Chinese I with expanded vocabulary, grammar, and language points. After the completion of this 10-week course, students should be able to use 200-300 characters/words to communicate topics such as traveling, eating, making a phone call, and age. Chinese character formation and writing will also be introduced. Cultural points at this level cover Chinese food, tea, and the Spring Festival. Students who complete this course are encouraged to take the HSK Level II test.

Register for Elementary Chinese II

 

Intermediate Chinese I (Matching HSK Level III)

Intermediate Chinese I (matching HSK Chinese Proficiency Level III) is a 10-week higher level Mandarin Chinese class which will train students how to use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives, including their studies, work, and travel. Learners from CSU and communities are expected to have completed an elementary Chinese language background and have a strong intention to improve their Chinese language skills and expand their knowledge. The majority of this class will be taught in Chinese so that students will be more exposed to the target language. After the completion of this course, students should be able to use around 400-600 Chinese words in daily conversation as well as paragraph level writing. Cultural points at this level cover sports, wedding dresses, birthday celebrations, etc. Students will be able to make presentations on selected topics in Chinese. Students who complete this course are encouraged to take the HSK Level III test.

Register for Intermediate Chinese I

 

Intermediate Chinese II (Matching HSK Level IV)

Intermediate Chinese II (matching HSK Chinese Proficiency Level IV) is a 10-week higher level Mandarin Chinese class where learners can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are capable of communicating in Chinese at a high level. Learners from CSU and communities are expected to have completed Intermediate Chinese I as a prerequisite and have a strong intention to continually improve their Chinese language skills and expand their knowledge. The class will be taught almost entirely in Chinese so that students will be more exposed to the target language. After the completion of this course, students should be able to use around 1000-1200 Chinese words in daily conversation as well as paragraph level writing. Cultural points at this level cover a good variety of topics. Students will be able to make presentations on selected topics in Chinese. Students who complete this course are encouraged to take the HSK Level IV test.

Register for Intermediate Chinese II

 

Chinese Language Teaching/Educational Research Design

Chinese Language Teaching/Educational Research Design is a course designed for current and future teachers and educators who are interested in empirical research on Chinese language teaching, second language teaching, or education in general. This class covers topics such as research question development, literature review, research method selection, instrument development, sampling, data collection, and data analysis. Paper writing and APA format may be discussed. The goal for this class is that, through the 10-week course learning, every student will have a clear ready-to-go design for the self-selected research project. This class is highly student-centered, and the focus is what students can do after the completion of the class. This class may be offered in face-to-face and/or online format. A Confucius Institute certificate will be given to those who successfully complete the course.

Register for Chinese Language Teaching/Educational Research Design

 

Chinese Calligraphy I

Chinese Calligraphy I is a 10-week course designed for members of CSU and local communities with or without Chinese language background. With a small part on Chinese character history and physical structure, this class will be focused on the regular style calligraphic stroke and character writing. Through class meetings and a lot of after-class practice, students should be able to write strokes and selected characters in a calligraphic way. This class may be offered in face-to-face and/or online format. A Confucius Institute certificate will be given to those who successfully complete the course. 

Register for Chinese Calligraphy I

 

Chinese Calligraphy II

Chinese Calligraphy II is the higher level of elementary calligraphy course designed for members of CSU and local communities with Chinese language or calligraphy experience. At this level, students will learn how to write whole characters and whole piece calligraphy in the regular calligraphy style. Through class meetings and a lot of after-class practice, students should be able to write selected characters and create multiple calligraphy artworks. This class may be offered in face-to-face and/or online format. A Confucius Institute certificate will be given to those who successfully complete the course. 

Register for Chinese Calligraphy II

 

Tai Chi

Tai Chi (or Tai Ji) is one of the major styles of Chinese martial arts and Kung Fu. It utilizes the ancient philosophy of Yin-Yang and the Five Element theories for its foundation and its training principles. Centuries of experience and practice has shown that practicing Tai Ji can improve ones’ health. This Tai Ji course will help learners understand the merits of Tai Ji and enjoy the benefits of practicing simplified Tai Ji forms. Topics to be covered include relaxation techniques, meditation and philosophy, the 24 simplified Tai Ji forms, and Qi and its directed flow. The class is taught in English.

Register for Tai Chi

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Courses Coming Soon!

For more information, or to express interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine Courses, contact Dr. Huiwen Li at h.li84@csuohio.edu.

 

Class Schedule

Course

Class Date/Time

 

CHN 201 Intermediate Chinese I

T/Th 10:00-11:50am

 

Courses for Credit

CHN 202 Intermediate Chinese II

T/Th 8:00-9:50am

CHN393 Advanced Chinese

M/W/F 9:10-10:00am

CHN393/WLC293 Chinese Culture Through Film

M/W/F 2:35-3:25pm

CE Elementary Chinese I – Noon Section

M/W 12:00-12:50pm

 

 

Continuing Ed Courses

offered on

CSU Main Campus

CE Elementary Chinese I – Evening Section

M 6:30-8:20pm

CE Elementary Chinese II

T 6:30-8:20pm

CE Intermediate Chinese I

W 6:30-8:20pm

CE Intermediate Chinese II

Th 6:30-8:20pm

Chinese Calligraphy I – Culture and Basic Writing Skills

Date/Time TBD

Online/Face-to Face

Chinese Calligraphy II – Regular Script Writing Skills

Educational Research Design

Multiple Traditional Chinese Medicine Courses

Coming Soon

CE Elementary Chinese I

M 8:30-10:20AM

Continuing Ed Courses

offered at

CSU West Center

CE Elementary Chinese II

T 8:30-10:20AM

CE Intermediate Chinese I

W 8:30-10:20AM

CE Intermediate Chinese II

Th 8:30-10:20AM


Downloadable Media:

 

PDF iconFall 2017 Course Flyer


Course Offerings for Spring 2018

Coming soon.

 


 

Questions?

Contact Huiwen Li at h.li84@csuohio.edu or at (216) 687-5431