(June 7th , 2010 – August 13th , 2010)

Chinese ABC I (基础汉语1)

Chinese ABC I is designed for students without previous Chinese training, covering 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.
Time: Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 386

Chinese ABC II (基础汉语2)

Chinese ABC II is designed for students with one-semester learning experience to advance their basic communicative skill toward intermediate level studies in pronunciation sentences patterns, reading, writing, conversation and grammar. Students will gain more skills in daily communication with native speakers.
Time: Wedensdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 386

Traditional Chinese Painting (中国国画)

Traditional Chinese Painting is designed for beginners to learn how to use traditional Chinese brush painting techniques to paint a range of popular subjects including flower-and-bird paintings, landscapes, and human figure composition. Students will spend most of the courses with brushes, inks, pigments, water and a variety of papers.
Time: Wednesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 281

Weiqi (GO) –The Harmony Culture Game (围棋与和谐文化)

Weiqi, the ancient Asian board game, is all about harmony philosophy and extending influence by people soft power. It is about sharing through extending influence and not confrontation. Weiqi is easy to learn and fun to play, but hard to play well. It requires good mental discipline, a deep philosophical attitude, and a multi-campaign mentality.
In this class, we will do a lot of practice playing between beginner students guided by experienced teacher players. By the end of this short workshop, students will have a strong feeling of accomplishment in playing and will come away with a good sense of Weiqi harmony culture which will be useful for life. In the orient, a scholar is also an accomplished Weiqi player.
 Download: HOW TO LEARN WEIQI (doc, 689KB)
Time: Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
Classroom: HUM 202

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Registration Deadline: June 1st, 2010
Registration fee: $ 80 per class
Cash or Check ONLY
(Check payable to: CI at SFSU)
* Please mail or deliver your registration form with registration fee to our office before June 1st, 2010

Contact Information:

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