Fall registration underway for low-cost Chinese culture courses

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Confucius Institute classes begin Sept. 24.

KALAMAZOO—The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University is accepting registrations for fall Chinese culture courses that begin the week of Sept. 24.

The low-cost courses are open to the public. A half-price tuition discount is offered to those age 55 and older, WMU part-time faculty and staff members, and WMU students. WMU full-time faculty and staff members pay no tuition, except for Tai Chi classes, which are offered to all WMU faculty and staff members at a half-price tuition discount. 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.

Fall course offerings

  • Basic Chinese Painting—5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 24 to Dec. 3, 2048 Brown Hall, main campus. Tuition: $100. Materials fee: $40.
  • Intermediate Chinese Painting—5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 26 to Dec. 5, 3030 Brown Hall, main campus. Tuition: $100. Materials fee: $40.
  • Basic Chinese Language—5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 24 to Dec. 3, 3048 Brown Hall, main campus. Tuition: $100.
  • Intermediate Chinese Language—5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 26 to Dec. 5, 4003 Brown Hall, main campus. Tuition: $100.
  • Basic Tai Chi—5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 27 to Dec. 6, Kiva Room, Faunce Student Services building, main campus. Tuition: $100.
  • Introduction to Chinese Life and Culture—5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 25 to Dec. 4, 3030 Brown Hall, main campus. Tuition: $100.
  • Basic Chinese Calligraphy—5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 25 to Dec. 4, 4003 Brown Hall, main campus. Tuition: $100.

For more information about Chinese culture classes or to register, visit the Confucius Institute at wmich.edu/confucius or contact Yu Zhang at wmu-confucius-cc@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3784.