Current Classes

Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

Spring 2018 Chinese Language & Culture Classes

February 5, 2018 - April 20, 2018

CI 1001 - Basic Chinese(Chinese for Professional Purposes)

Basic Chinese is designed for students without previous Chinese training or with no more than one-semester learning experience. The class will cover basic pronunciation, sentence patterns, reading, writing, conversation and grammar. Students will learn to communicate with native speakers and lay a solid foundation for further studies, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 18:00-20:00
Classroom: HUM 477
Instructor: Yanjun Pan

CI 2001 - Intermediate Chinese(Chinese for Professional Purposes)

Intermediate Chinese is designed for students who have completed the Basic Chinese or with two or three-semester learning experience. The class will further improve their Chinese language proficiency in communicating with native speakers. Students will feel more comfortable in listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 18:00-20:00
Classroom: HUM 382
Instructor: Can Guo

CI 3001 - Upper Intermediate Chinese(Chinese for Professional Purposes)

Upper intermediate Chinese is designed for students who have completed Intermediate Chinese or with 4-semester (at least 80 hours) learning experience. The class will further improve their Chinese language proficiency in communicating with native speakers. Students will feel more comfortable in listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as obtaining crucial skills for business communication.
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 18:00-20:00
Classroom: HUM 381
Instructor: Xiaodong Li

CI 4001 - Experiencing Chinese Culture(Bilingual)

Tailor-made for people interested in Chinese culture, the instructors will offer presentations on Chinese knot, paper-cut, Tai-Chi, traditional Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese songs, Chinese films and Chinese cuisines to students with or without Chinese language background. With the topics focusing on basic Chinese cultural knowledge, students will have a great opportunity to experience authentic Chinese culture offered by Confucius Institute at SF State.
Time: Mondays 18:00-20:00
Classroom: HUM 501
Instructor: Yanjun Pan & Xiaodong Li

CI 5001 - Lunch-Time Chinese Course(New Course)

You may be busy with engaging in social activities or taking care of the family after work. This course is specially designed for faculty, staffs or those who are interested in learning Chinese and have spare time during 12:00pm-1:00pm. So why not take one hour to join the Lunch-Time Chinese Class (focusing on listening/speaking and then reading and writing), learn some Chinese and enjoy communication with native Chinese speakers! (If needed, we will adjust the content of the course according to the learning outcomes.)
Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00-13:00
Classroom: HUM 212
Instructor: Hong Gao


Registration:
  1. Registration Fee: $260 per class(CI 1001、2001、3001)& $150 CI 4001 and CI 5001 (CASH OR CHECK ONLY) Please make a check payable to: SF State

Please download a registration form Spring 2018 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 January 29, 2018.
  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.

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

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

Former Classes