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.

Fall 2018 Chinese Courses Schedule: September 17 — December 10, 2018

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Beginning Chinese for Adults I
(No class: October 8, November 12, November 19)

6:00-7:15pm

Beginning Chinese for Adults II
(No class: November 20)


6:00-7:15pm

Intermediate Chinese for Adults I
(No class: November 21)


6:00-7:15pm

Intermediate Chinese for Adults II
(No class: November 22)


6:00-7:15pm


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.

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

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

    This class 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 8)

    Dates & Time: Mondays, 6:00-7:15pm (September 17 - December 10, 2018)
    *No class: October 8, November 12, November 19

    Location: 112 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

    Registration & Fee: $150.00
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  2. Beginning Chinese for Adults II (Aged 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 9 – Lesson 14)

    Dates &a:mp; Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15pm (September 18 - December 4, 2018)
    *No class: November 20

    Location: 112 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

    Registration & Fee: $165.00
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  3. Intermediate Chinese for Adults I (Aged 18+)

    This intermediate Chinese class 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 class 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 (September 19 - December 5, 2018)
    *No class: November 21

    Location: 112 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

    Registration & Fee: $165.00
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  4. Intermediate Chinese for Adults II (Aged 18+)

    This intermediate Chinese class is designed for those who have successfully completed the 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 complaint, 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 (September 20 - December 6, 2018)
    *No class: November 22

    Location: 112 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

    Registration & Fee: $165.00
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  5. One-on-One Tutoring

    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 to arrange a session

    Location: 112 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

    Registration & Fee: $50; $25 for Tufts faculty & staff
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  6. Online One-on-One Chinese Class

    The online service is open to adults (18+) with or without any Chinese background, from beginning to advanced levels. Classes are designed according to the participant's current language level and individual learning needs. The focus of the classes can be on listening and speaking, reading and writing, or comprehensive language skills, based on mutual agreement between instructor and student. Class hours are 50 minutes for each session and scheduled according to student's need and instructor's availability. Online sessions are conducted through WebEx, a software program which enables interaction between instructor and student as in a traditional classroom setting.

    Dates & Time: Please contact CI@tufts.edu to arrange a session

    Registration & Fee: $30; $20 for Tufts faculty & staff
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