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Confucius Institute announces spring courses free to UD community

Thanks to the Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Delaware, Chinese language learning doesn’t have to stop once someone has graduated from UD.

CI will continue to offer non-credit Chinese language and culture courses free of charge to interested UD affiliated faculty, staff, and their spouses, as well as to UD alumni this spring.

Chinese Language Level One will meet on Tuesdays from Feb. 14 to May 9 and will be held in Memorial Hall Room 107 from 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Chinese Language Level Two will be held on Wednesdays from Feb. 15 to May 10 and will be held in Memorial Hall from 5:15-6:30 p.m.

For those fascinated by art, the Confucius Institute will also offer an introductory course in Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. “The Chinese Painting and Calligraphy class was an amazing experience,” said Janina Goodman, programming and outreach associate in the Office for International Students and Scholars. “I recommend it to everyone who wants to have a relaxing and entertaining time.”

In addition to faculty, staff, and alumni, the general public is also invited to take part in this course, offered in two parallel sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting the week of Feb. 14.

Each Monday from Feb. 13 to May 15, CI will offer Chinese Corner, an opportunity for the UD community and general public to practice their Chinese language skills. The event takes place from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the Confucius Institute building at 121 East Delaware Avenue.

Film aficionados should mark their calendars for the bi-weekly Chinese Movie Club, offered from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 23 to May 11. The club will feature the following titles and is also open to the general public:

Nirvana in Fire

• Chinese Eternal Emporer

• Eat Drink Men Women

• BBC documentary Chinese New Year

• To Live

• Lao Shi

Those interested in participating are encouraged to register online. Space is limited and registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those with questions should contact Carrie Fang, program manager at the Confucius Institute, or call 302-831-7196 during regular business hours.

About the Confucius Institute at UD

The Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware, a partner with Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters and Xiamen University, strives to promote Chinese language and culture throughout the University community and general public.

In order to facilitate cross-cultural understanding, promote international educational opportunities, and improve academic collaboration in the Delmarva region, the Confucius Institute initiates and organizes a wide array of language and cultural activities, sponsors academic and scholarly exchange programs, and provides information and consultative services in China’s education, culture and business.

For more information on the Confucius Institute or its programs, visit the institute’s website

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