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Beginning Chinese I

Beginning Chinese I is a course designed for beginners with no prior knowledge of Chinese language. This course offers an introduction to reading, listening, speaking, and writing in Chinese. Students will practice accurate pronunciation and tones, learn basic grammar structures, and learn to recognize about 130 characters. By the end of the session, students will be able to exchange basic personal information, initiate and respond to greetings and conduct basic conversations.

Summer 2014 Schedule

Section A: Tuesdays, 6:00- 7:30 pm

Section B: Wednesdays, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
June 9 -- Aug 21, 2014 (No classes the week of June 30 for Independence Day)


$200 for each participant


Folwell Hall, Room TBA
9 Pleasant Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414


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The Confucius Institute can accept payments in cash or check. Please make checks out to "The University of Minnesota" and remit to:

Confucius Institute

331 17th Avenue Southeast, Suite 160

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Only registrations paid in full will be confirmed.