Thursday, September 13, 2012

[51] Chinese language courses for all ages, skill levels available at Confucius Institute

FOR RELEASE: Aug. 31, 2012

EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081

 MURFREESBORO — The Confucius Institute at MTSU will offer a wide range of Chinese language programs for children and adults this year in Room 106 of Peck Hall beginning Saturday, Sept. 8.

“Adult Beginning Chinese” and “Adult Advanced Chinese” will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. “Adult Intermediate Chinese,” “Elementary Chinese for Children,” and “Chinese for Children from Chinese-heritage Families” will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

“After School at the Confucius Institute: Chinese Language and Culture” classes for children ages 6 to 12 will be conducted from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday, Sept. 11.

This language- and culture-enrichment program will introduce the Chinese language with a focus on basic conversation, entry-level vocabulary and writing Chinese characters. Students will develop communication skills through formal teaching and fun activities such as songs, crafts and games.

Tuition for all Chinese language courses is $120 for 12 two-hour sessions. Tuition for “After School at the Confucius Institute: Chinese Language and Culture” is $240 for 24 two-hour sessions.

MTSU faculty and staff may receive a 50 percent discount in tuition for adult Chinese language classes. MTSU students may attend these classes for no charge.

Children and grandchildren of MTSU faculty and staff can take “Elementary Chinese for Children” and “After School at the Confucius Institute: Chinese Language and Culture” for 25 percent reduced tuition.

Upon request, the Confucius Institute will provide private Chinese language tutoring with only one or two students per tutor at a rate of $15 per hour. The day and time will be decided between students, parents and teachers.

All tuition is nonrefundable after the first two classes. For more information, contact the Confucius Institute at 615-494-8696 or




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