Low cost Chinese culture courses open to public
Dec. 21, 2010
KALAMAZOO--The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University is offering a series of seven low-cost Chinese culture courses to the general public beginning in January.
Tuition-only discounts are being provided to senior citizens age 55 and older as well as to WMU students and employees. Senior citizens and WMU students pay half price for tuition. WMU employees pay no tuition at all, just a class fee if one is charged to offset the cost of materials and supplies.
The Chinese culture course offerings represent part of the Confucius Institute's greater mission to dramatically expand international opportunities for southwest Michigan residents as well as to provide new Chinese language and cultural studies options for the WMU campus community.
The nonprofit Confucius Institute was created in July 2009 through a partnership between WMU and Beijing Language and Culture University. It was the fourth such institution established in Michigan and the 61st to be founded in the United States.
Spring 2011 course descriptions
Registration and contact information
Registration for the Chinese culture courses is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is now open and closes Jan. 28. Anyone wishing to register for a course on the day it begins or after it already has begun should confirm class and seating availability prior to registering. Courses with low enrollment may be canceled.
To register, visit the Confucius Institute online and follow the "registration" link on the Culture Classes page, or call the institute at (269) 387-3951.
The Confucius Institute does not provide parking passes. Participants should arrange to obtain day-passes from WMU Parking Services as needed or to pay at parking meters.
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