Discounted courses in Chinese language, culture at Confucius Institute

CI-CoursesThe Confucius Institute at CSU offers a wide range of classes in Chinese language and culture.

The courses are available to any age or level of skill. Both adults and children can take beginner, intermediate and advance-level Chinese language and culture classes, with additional offerings for children to learn through song, activities and crafts.

Adult courses focus on communication in daily life and business settings. CSU staff, faculty and their families receive a 50 percent discount off the cost of courses. Classes run from Feb. 7 until April 22, and registration is open until the first day of class.

The registration form is located at, and more information is available at

Spring Courses

Language / Culture – Adult

Recommended ages: 18+

o Conversation —Traveling and Daily Life

– Tuesday 6:30 – 8 p.m.

o Beginning Chinese I

– Monday 6:30 – 8 p.m.

o Beginning Chinese II

– Monday 6:30 – 8 p.m.

o Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy & Painting

– Wednesday 6:30 -8 p.m.

CICSU-051o Business Chinese

– Tuesday 6:30 – 8 p.m.

o HSK training courses

– Wednesday 6:30 -8 p.m.

o Learn Chinese through Chinese Songs

– Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Language / Culture – Children

Recommended ages: under 18

o Chinese Culture Alive

– Sunday 11:30 – 1 p.m.

o Beginning Chinese for Children

– Sunday 11:30 -1 p.m.

o Intermediate Chinese for Children

– Sunday 2:30 – 4 p.m.

o Advanced Chinese for Children

– Sunday 9:30 – 11 a.m.

o Learn Chinese through Chinese Children’s Songs

– Sunday 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

CICSU-Fall-2013-First-day-of-Class-042Chinese Corner

Chinese Corner is a friendly, supportive atmosphere where you can practice speaking, share tips and connect with other people interested in Chinese language and culture. There is no cost to attend, and they are held weekly on Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m starting Feb. 4, in Military Science room 115. Chinese Corner is free and open to Chinese speakers of all levels — learners, native and anything in between. The topic of discussion changes weekly and light refreshments will be served.

About the institute

The Confucius Institute at Colorado State University is part of the worldwide Confucius Institute network of organizations promoting Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Institute at Colorado State University (CICSU) offers courses on Chinese language and culture, and specializes in supporting research on water and environmental sustainability. In its first two years on campus, CICSU has reached more than 250 Chinese language learners through classes for all ages and skill levels. Nearly 5,000 people participated in Chinese cultural events, and outreach into the community helped to establish multiple collaborations with schools, businesses and community organizations.

For more information about the Confucius Institute and its course offerings, visit the or email