Classes

Language Classes

All classes offered through the Confucius Institute at Tufts University (CITU) are non-credit courses. They cannot be used to fulfill any Tufts course requirements.

Please read the following class descriptions before signing up. If you are not sure which level suits you best, please email CI@tufts.edu or call 617-627-8888. We may arrange a placement test for you.

Spring 2020 – Chinese Language Classes

Beginning Chinese for Adults I (Age 18+) – Spring 2020
1/27 2/3 2/10 2/24 3/2 3/9 3/23 3/30 4/6 4/13 4/27
M M M M M M M M M M M
Tuition: $165 for 11 classes
M = Monday
No classes on February 17, March 16, and April 20, 2020
Beginning Chinese for Adults II (Age 18+) – Spring 2020
1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/3 3/10 3/24 3/31 4/7 4/14 4/21
T T T T T T T T T T T T
Tuition: $180 for 12 classes
T = Tuesday
No class on March 17, 2020
Intermediate Chinese for Adults I (Age 18+) – Spring 2020
1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/4 3/11 3/25 4/1 4/8 4/15 4/22
W W W W W W W W W W W W
Tuition: $180 for 12 classes
W = Wednesday
No class on March 18, 2020
Intermediate Chinese for Adults II (Age 18+) – Spring 2020
1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/5 3/12 3/26 4/2 4/9 4/16 4/23
H H H H H H H H H H H H
Tuition: $180 for 12 classes
H = Thursday
No class on March 19, 2020


  1. Beginning Chinese for Adults I (Age 18+)

    This beginning level class is designed for those who do not know much or any Mandarin.

    This course will introduce Chinese Phonetics, basic grammar rules and some characters. Cultural notes will also be included.

    Main Topics: greetings, introducing oneself and others (name, nationality, occupation, etc.), asking for directions, talking about family and school, expressing gratitude, making apologies, comments and suggestions, etc.

    Textbook Included: New Practical Chinese Reader 1 (Lesson 1 – Lesson 7)

    Dates & Time: Mondays, 6:00-7:15pm (January 27 – April 27, 2020)
    *No classes: February 17, March 16, and April 20, 2020

    Location: 112 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

    Registration & Fee: $165.00
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  2. Beginning Chinese for Adults II (Age 18+)

    This beginning level class is designed for those who have completed Beginning Chinese I or have completed 15 hours of learning.

    This class will introduce Chinese characters and grammar. Cultural notes will also be included.

    Main Topics: age, likes and dislikes, shopping, date and time, skills, health, renting house, making a phone call, making an invitation and appointment, expressing permission and desire, holiday greetings, etc.

    Textbook Included: New Practical Chinese Reader 1 (Lesson 8 – Lesson 14)

    Dates & Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15pm (January 28 – April 21, 2020)
    *No class: March 17, 2020

    Location: 112 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

    Registration & Fee: $180.00
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  3. Intermediate Chinese for Adults I (Age 18+)

    This intermediate Chinese course is designed for those who have successfully completed the Beginning Chinese series at the Confucius Institute or have taken Chinese for a minimum of one year. Students enrolling in this course should have learned about 350 Chinese characters.

    This class will introduce grammar rules and characters. Cultural notes will also be included.

    Main topics: making conversations at the bank, the post office and the library, etc., making comparisons, describing people, objects and places, shopping, taking public transportation, talking about hobbies, asking for reasons, etc.

    Textbook Included: New Practical Chinese Reader 2 (Lesson 15 – Lesson 20)

    Dates & Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15pm (January 29 – April 22, 2020)
    *No class: March 18, 2020

    Location: 112 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

    Registration & Fee: $180.00
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  4. Intermediate Chinese for Adults II (Age 18+)

    This intermediate Chinese class is designed for those who have successfully completed Intermediate Chinese I or equivalent. Students enrolling in this class should have learned about 500 Chinese characters.

    This class will introduce grammar rules and characters. Cultural notes will also be included.

    Main topics: talking about past events or experience, talking about athletic contest, directions and locations, looking for a job, weather, eating at a restaurant, making appointments, suggestions and complaints, making conversations at the airport, talking about changes, living conditions, visiting a patient, talking about language study, etc.

    Textbook Included: New Practical Chinese Reader 2 (Lesson 21 – Lesson 26)

    Dates & Time: Thursdays, 6:00-7:15pm (January 30 - April 23, 2020)
    *No class: March 19, 2020

    Location: 112 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

    Registration & Fee: $180.00
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  5. One-on-One Tutoring Service in Chinese (Age 18+)

    This service provides one-on-one sessions on Chinese tailored to the level, pace, and time of individuals interested in such service. Each session is 50 minutes long. Back-to-back sessions can be arranged.

    Dates & Time: Please contact CI@tufts.edu or 617-627-8888 to arrange a session(s).

    Registration and fee: $50 per session; $25 per session for Tufts faculty & staff
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