Course Overview

The Confucius Institute at UNC Charlotte is proud to offer non-credit community-based Chinese language and culture courses to those who are interested in learning about China and Chinese society. All courses are taught by experienced teachers and/or native speakers of Chinese. Instructional materials and topics have been reviewed by the Confucius Institute's Faculty Advisory Council, composed of UNC Charlotte faculty.


This course allows students who have successfully completed Introductory Chinese I at the Confucius Institute at UNC Charlotte, or those at the equivalent level, to continue to work on reading, listening, and speaking in Chinese. Students will continue to build foundations in daily topics and learn useful numerals (such as time and money), discuss hobbies, scheduling, and future plans. Functional communicative tasks (such as shopping and ordering food) will also be covered. By the end of the session, students will be able to initiate simple requests in shops and restaurants, and give a basic description of one’s schedule and plans.

Students will gain oral communicative competence in both interpretational and interpersonal domains. Students are not required to show written presentational skills, although they are highly encouraged to demonstrate their oral presentational skills in the topics covered in the course. There is no written homework, however the instructor may request additional time outside class to review the class content or provide some oral assignments.

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Section Schedule
Mar 18, 2020 to May 06, 2020
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Course Fees
Registration Fee non-credit $300.00
Section Notes

Format: 8 Weeks. One night per week.

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  • Questions related to the overall course description and/or curriculum map can be addressed to Dr. Gorke.
  • Questions related to specific day to day instruction should be directed to Ms. Cao or Ms. Yang.

Students who complete the Introductory Chinese Course Series and meet all of the requirements will be prepared to pass the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, Chinese Proficiency Exam) level 1 with ease.

Contact the Confucius Institute for more information about registration and preparation for the HSK.

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Partnership Information
The Confucius Institute at UNC Charlotte is an academic and cultural collaborative between UNC Charlotte and Shanxi University in China with support from the Confucius Institute Headquarter.
Aspiring to become a leading organization to promote bilateral understanding and to build bridges between Charlotte and China, the Confucius Institute is committed to:
  • Building connections with language and culture learning
  • Fostering cooperation with creative academic and outreach programs
  • Strengthening community with dialogues and understanding

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