Confucius Institute

Language and Culture Education

The Confucius Institute offers university courses, as well as continuing education courses for adults. Through its educational outreach, the Confucius Institute strives to increase the understanding of Chinese language and culture in the Cleveland area.

University Courses

The Confucius Institute offers Chinese language and culture courses through Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (WLLC) for credit at Cleveland State University. It also works to respond to students' needs by collaborating with various departments on campus to develop more educational opportunities and programs, such as establishing a Chinese minor. Current courses include:

  1. CHN201 Intermediate Chinese I
  2. CHN202 Intermediate Chinese II
  3. CHN393 Chinese Langugage and Culture Special Topics (Students can choose language or culture track)
  4. WLC396 Independent Study (Students can choose linguistics, language, Chinese calligraphy, and other self-selected topics)

Contact Dr. Huiwen Li ( to discuss what to select.

Continuing Education Courses

The Confucius Institute Chinese offers continuing education courses to members of the University and the local community. Courses are designed to effectively educate students at various levels of language ability, from complete beginners to fluent speakers. The Confucius Institute also offers courses that meet specific needs, such as Business Chinese, or Chinese Culture courses for the curious. Courses are held in locations throughout the greater Cleveland area, including the CSU campus, the Cleveland Public Library, and other areas. Current courses offered on CSU campus include:

  1. Chinese Language Levels I, II, III, IV, V, and VI
  2. Tai Chi (Tai Ji)
  3. Chinese Calligraphy Levels I and II
  4. Chinese Language Special Topics
  5. CFL Teaching Empirical Research Methodology

Contact Dr. Huiwen Li ( to discuss what to select.