Chinese Language Courses

The Confucius Institute conducts various Chinese language courses at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The courses do not offer university credit although students will be awarded certification. Teaching time is 2 to 4 hours per week.

Elementary Chinese
This course provides oral practice related to scenario-based conversations. This includes the Chinese phonetic system, simple conversations, basic vocabulary and sentence patterns.

Intermediate Chinese
This course aims at expanding students’ Chinese vocabulary and giving them a better understanding of Chinese grammar.

Advanced Chinese
The aim of this course is to help participants to improve the understanding of long texts written in Chinese and to further expand vocabulary. Comprehensive learning (reading, listening, speaking and writing) will be the focus of the class. This class requires a high level of participation from the student.

Business Chinese
This course is mainly focused on communicative situations in a business environment.  Some prior knowledge of Chinese characters is recommended but not mandatory.

Travel Chinese
This course provides an introduction to Chinese cities and famous scenic spots. The course provides oral practice related to scenario-based conversation.

Chinese Characters
This course examines Chinese characters and expressions. Participants will learn some pinyin and oral Chinese. Participants will also get an opportunity to practice with some very short passages written in Chinese and to learn Chinese calligraphy.

VIP One-on-One Class
This course will be designed according to the requirements of the student. Class time depends of the requirements of the student.
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