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Low-cost Chinese culture courses are open to the public.

KALAMAZOO--The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University is accepting registrations for summer 2012 Chinese culture courses that begin the week of May 7 and continue through June.

The low-cost courses are open to the public. A half-price tuition discount is offered to those age 55 and older, as well as to WMU students and part-time faculty and staff members. WMU full-time faculty and staff members pay no tuition. Some courses charge all participants a fee for materials, and those with low enrollment may be canceled.

Chinese culture classes are taught in English and offered to adults age 18 or older for personal enrichment, rather than academic credit. High school students in ninth grade and above are allowed to participate with parental consent.

Eight courses are being offered.

  • Basic Chinese Visual Art--5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 8 to June 12, Room 3048 Brown Hall, WMU main campus. Tuition: $60. Materials fee: $20.
  • Intermediate Chinese Visual Art--5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 9 to June 13, Room 3010 Brown Hall, WMU main campus. Tuition: $60. Materials fee: $20.
  • Basic Chinese Language--5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 9 to June 13, Room 2045 Brown Hall, WMU main campus. Tuition: $60.
  • Intermediate Chinese Language--5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 8 to June 12, Room 2048 Brown Hall, WMU main campus. Tuition: $60.
  • Introduction to Chinese Cooking--5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, May 7 to June 11, Can-Do Kitchen, 511 Harrison St., Kalamazoo. Tuition: $60. Materials fee: $70.
  • Introduction to Chinese Music Appreciation--5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 8 to June 12, Room 3010 Brown Hall, WMU main campus. Tuition: $60.
  • Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine--5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 9 to June 13, Room 1048 Brown Hall, WMU main campus. Tuition: $60.
  • Basic Tai Chi--5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 10 to June 28, Kiva Room, Faunce Student Services Building, WMU main campus. Tuition: $80.

Visit the Confucius Institute at wmich.edu/confucius for more information or to register, or contact the institute at wmu-confucius-cc@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3784.