Current Classes

Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

Spring 2019 Chinese Classes (Non-Credit)

February 11, 2019 - May 09, 2019

CI 1001 -Practical Chinese - I

Practical Chinese - I is designed for students without previous Chinese training or with no more than one-semester learning experience.

The class will cover basic pronunciation (Pinyin), sentence patterns, approximately 150 words, Chinese characters, conversation and relevant cultural topics.

To take this class will be helpful for beginners to learn mostly-used Chinese language, communicative skills and common knowledge about China. Students are supposed to reach requirements of HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) level 1 and better understand the Chinese culture after completing this class. The topics: greetings, numbers, time, weather, shopping, colors, traveling, hobbies and so on.

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Classroom: TBD
Instructor: Ji Shuxin

CI 2001 -Practical Chinese - II

Practical Chinese - II is designed for students who have completed the Chinese I or passed HSK - level 1 or with 30-40 hours Chinese learning experience and are capable to communicate with around 150 Chinese words.

To take this class will be helpful for the learners to deal with simple and routine tasks, and share information about familiar topics. Students are supposed to master approximately 300 words to reach requirements of HSK - level 2 after completing the class.

The topics: weather, daily schedule, shopping, sports, leisure activities, transportation, asking directions, ordering, hobbies, Spring Festival, and so on.

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Classroom: TBD
Instructor: Zhang Liaoyuan

CI 3001 - Practical Chinese- III

Practical Chinese- IIIis designed for students who have completed the Chinese II or passed HSK - level 2 or with 70-hour Chinese learning experience, who have the capability to use around 300 words, basic Chinese characters and some comprehensive structures in routine work and daily life.

To take this class will be helpful for the learners to further improve their Chinese proficiency in daily communication, simple business talks, and short dialogs with personal opinions. The instructor will help students finish compound sentences and paragraph expression with authentic materials, and enable them to better understand content of daily-work communication. Students will master approximately 600 words to reach requirements of HSK - level 3 after completing the class.

The topics: leisure and entertainment, sports, health, emotions, learning experiences, festivals and customs, office management, Internet, interpersonal relationships, Chinese culture in daily life and so on.

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Classroom: TBD
Instructor: Guo Can

CI 4001 - Chinese Culture Experience

Chinese Culture Experience is an English-Chinese bilingual class, meeting students’ needs for learning and experiencing Chinese culture. The comprehensive content of the class will be delivered as lectures, presentations, cultural experience, and hands-on practices, helping students better understand Chinese culture. Through the class, the students will gain appreciation for Chinese culture, acquire and demonstrate cultural skills of Chinese culture such as handcrafts, calligraphy and Chinese painting. The class will feature: handcrafts (paper cutting, Chinese knotting), arts (calligraphy, Chinese painting), and health care (Chinese dance, Baduanjin Exercise, traditional Chinese medical treatment).

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Classroom: TBD
Instructor: Yang Tianhao

CI 5001 - Chinese for Specific Purposes

is a lunch-time class designed for faculty, staff and students who are learning Chinese for specific purposes. The learners have no previous Chinese training or with no more than one-semester learning experience. Multi-function and approaches will be applied to instructions in each class meeting, enhancing learners’ knowledge and skills in Pinyin, basic Chinese knowledge used in specific situations, basic communication in professional life, and familiar topics about Chinese culture. The instructor will integrate objective-oriented methods to teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing, focusing on language proficiency to meet their specific needs in professional work and daily life. Upon successful completion of the class, the learners will be able to reach requirements of HSK - level 1 to HSK - level 2, being capable to communicate with 150-200 commonly used Chinese words and basic sentence structures.

The topics: weather, daily schedule, shopping, leisure activities, transportation, hobbies, Chinese festivals, Chinese food and so on.

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Classroom: TBD
Instructor: Gao Hong


Registration:

Registration Fee: $310 per class(CI 1001、2001、3001)& $180 CI 4001 and CI 5001 (CASH OR CHECK ONLY) Please make a check payable to: SFSU

We’d like to welcome all SF State faculty, staff members and students to take any of the above Chinese classes for FREE.

Please download a registration form Spring 2019 Chinese Language & Culture Class Registration Form, fill out and send it with your payment check/cash to Burk Hall 325, SFSU.

Notice:
  1. Registration Fee is due when submitting your Registration Form before February 5th, 2019.
  2. Students must cancel registration prior to the first day of class in order to get a full refund; no refund after the first day of class.
  3. The class will be canceled if enrollment is less than 3 students.
Contact Information:

Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, Burk Hall 325
San Francisco, CA 94132
Tel: (415)338-7631, Fax: (415)405-2866, Email:ci@sfsu.edu

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