Summer 2009 Chinese Language and Culture Corner

— Tai Chi Chuan Class and Beginner Spoken Chinese Class

To promote multicultural exchange and friendship within the community, provide more learning opportunities for Chinese culture and language fans, the Confucius Institute at SF State is going to open a Tai Chi Chuan Class and a Beginner Spoken Chinese Class this summer. All college students and working professionals in San Francisco Bay Area are warmly welcome to register for these two fantastic classes, and increase your understanding about Chinese language and culture.




Tai Chi Chuan Class

Class Description: This class provides training in the 17-Postures set of Tai Chi Chuan, a condensed yet complete set of Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan, where philosophy and theory is practiced as well as the physical movements. The students will benefit from practicing Tai Chi Chuan with self-cultivation, physical fitness, self-defense skills, character building and entertainment.

Instructor: Qiang Zhang

Mr. Zhang is a student of Tai Chi Chuan Grand Master Junsheng Hong. He has a deep understanding of Tai Chi philosophy and mastered Tai Chi Kung Fu after more than ten years of learning and practicing . He was ranked as one of the top 25 practitioners of Chen style Tai Chi Chuan under Master Junsheng Hong's supervision.

See his Tai Chi Kung Fu video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxx3ByORBro
Schedule: July 2, 2009 - August 25, 2009, Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Registration Deadline: June 25, 2009
Registration Form
Registration Fee: $ 80/ person
Tuition: free
Place of Instruction: San Francisco State University (main campus), Humanity Building


Beginner Spoken Chinese Class

Class Description: This class provides instructions of the most basic and widely used communicative spoken Chinese for learners with no previous Chinese learning background or very limited Chinese experience. It can help learners quickly master the daily life Chinese conversation patterns and skills, help them communicative with native Chinese speakers with easy terms.

Instructor: Jessy Li / Shanshan Liu
Schedule: May 29, 2009~July 20, 2009, Monday & Friday 6:30pm~8:30pm
Registration Deadline: May 22, 2009
Registration Form
Registration Fee: $ 80/person
Tuition: free
Place of Instruction: San Francisco State University (main campus), Humanity Building


  • If you would like to join in these classes, please download and fill out the registration form, and send it together with the registration fee (make your check payable to: CI at SF State) to the following address before the deadline:
    Attn: Chinese Language and Culture Corner
    Confucius Institute at SF State
    San Francisco State University
    1600 Holloway Ave., Burk Hall 325
    San Francisco, CA 94132
  • For those who apply for both classes, the total registration fee for two classes will be favorably $140/person.
  • Contact Information:
    Shanshan Liu
    Program Coordinator
    Confucius Institute at SF State
    Tel: 415-338-7631
    Fax: 415-405-2866
    Website: www.sfsu.edu/~ci
    Email: cisfsu@sfsu.edu