Available Classes

Fall 2014


Beginner Chinese 1C
Time:
Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
08/18/2014-10/10/2014 (8 weeks)
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Beginner Chinese 1B. It will focus on strenghtening students' foundation on learning Chinese as well as expanding. Students will learn basic grammatical structures as well as expand their vocabulary to be able to hold basic conversations with Chinese speakers. Students will also learn the history and development behind Chinese characters. Students can take this class to prepare for HSK Level 1.

Advanced Chinese through Chinese Media III
Time:
Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
08/19/2014-10/09/2014 (8 weeks)
Description:
This 8 week evening class is for students with intermediate Chinese language skills. The instructor will introduce Chinese language in Chinese broadcasting and newspaper. Students will have the opportunity to not only practice and strengthen their listening but also their reading skills in Chinese on China's education, sports, economy, culture and entertainment. Students will gain a better understanding of the language structure, vocabulary and commonly used phrases used in Chinese media as well as learn about the current state of these issues in China.Students can take this class to prepare for HSK Level 4 or 5.

Advanced Beginner Chinese 2C
Time:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks:
10/01/2014-12/19/2014 (12 weeks)
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Advanced Beginner Chinese 2B and all equivalents. The focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities, allowing them to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Students will also learn how to write and recognize Chinese characters. Through guided conversation exercises, students will be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to grasp about 300 words.

Beginner Chinese 1B
Time:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks:
09/30/2014-12/18/2014 (12 weeks)
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Beginner Chinese 1A. Students will have basic knowledge of pinyin and Chinese grammar. In this class, students will continue using Conversational Chinese 301. Topics include shopping, making appointments, welcoming people, etc. Classes will cover the vocabulary and grammar relevant to these topics and situations.

Intermediate Chinese 2A
Time:
Tuesday and Thursdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
10/28/2014-12/18/2014
Description:
The evening class Level 1D is for beginner students with have studied Chinese before and have basic knowledge of Pinyin and Chinese grammar. We will use the textbook  "Conversational Chinese 301." Topics include shopping, making appointments, welcoming people, etc. We will learn the vocabulary and grammar relevant to these topics and situtations.

Advanced Chinese through Chinese Media IV
Time:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
10/29/2014-12/19/2014 (8 weeks)
Description:
This 8 week evening class is for students with advanced intermediate Chinese language skills. The instructor will introduce Chinese language in Chinese broadcasting and newspaper. Students will have the opportunity to not only practice and strengthen their listening but also their reading skills in Chinese on China's education, sports, economy, culture and entertainment. Students will gain a better understanding of the language structure, vocabulary and commonly used phrases used in Chinese media as well as learn about the current state of these issues in China. Students can take this class to prepare for HSK Level 4 or 5.


Chinese Level 1 for Medical Students -- only open to medical students in RWJ program
Time:
Mondays 1-2PM
Location:
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Description:
This course is offered by Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Chinese Level 1 for Medical Students is designed for students who are interested in learning basic Chinese, with the need of medical students in mind. It will focus on building students' foundation on proununciation, listening and speaking Chinese. Students will start to learn how write Chinese characters and the basic grammatical structures. It will help students to expand their vocabulary so that they will be able to hold basic conversations with Chinese speakers at the end of the course. The history and development of Chinese characters will also be introduced.

Summer 2014


Summer Session dates are staggered so please see each individual class.

Conversational Chinese 2B
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30PM-8PM
Location: Room 101, Confucius Institute building
Weeks: 05/13/2014-07/03/2014 (8 weeks)
Description: This 8-week course is a continuation of Conversational Chinese 1B and all equivalents. Focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises, students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to function in a Chinese environment.


Elementary Chinese 1A
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30PM-8PM
Location: Room 101, Confucius Institute building
Weeks: 05/12/2014-07/02/2014 (8 weeks)
Description:This 8-week course Level 1A is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English and no knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. The focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. This course is suited for anyone who plans on visiting China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating new language.


Elementary Chinese 1B
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location: Scott Hall 215, College Avenue Campus
Weeks: 06/16/2014-08/06/2014 (8 weeks)
Description: This 8-week course is a continuation of Elementary Chinese. This is for students with little to no experience with Chinese. It will teach the basics of Chinese phonetics, basic grammatical structures and characters. Students will practice generating sentences with core words and master common sentence structures. Students will also be able to learn about Chinese culture through learning Chinese.


Advanced Chinese Through Chinese Media
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30PM-8PM
Location: Scott Hall 104 on Tuesdays, Scott Hall 121 on Thursdays, College Avenue Campus
Weeks: 06/17/2014-08/07/2014 (8 weeks)
Description: This 8 week evening class is for students with intermediate Chinese language skills. The instructor will introduce Chinese language in Chinese broadcasting and newspaper. Students will have the opportunity to not only practice and strengthen their listening but also their reading skills in Chinese on China's education, sports, economy, culture and entertainment. Students will gain a better understanding of the language structure, vocabulary and commonly used phrases used in Chinese media as well as learn about the current state of these issues in China.