Free Chinese Language Classes

The Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University offers non-credit Chinese language courses for students on campus and interested learners from the community. We also customize instructions to meet the specific needs of special groups by request. After one or two years of studying with us, learners can take the Online HSK Chinese Proficiency Test. The HSK test is offered on campus at Stony Brook University by the Confucius Institute (information available on the website.) Designed and credentialed by Hanban (the Office of Chinese Language Council International of the Chinese Ministry of Education) to assess non-native speakers' Chinese language skills. Students passing various levels of the HSK test will receive certificates issued by Hanban. HSK certificates are accepted as official proof of Chinese proficiency when applying for study opportunities in Chinese institutions of higher education or jobs related to China. They are also required as part of the application for Confucius Institute scholarships for study in China.

Spring 2014
(Non-credit Classes)

Beginning Chinese (CI 101)
February 3 – May 1, Tuesdays: 4:00pm - 5:20pm, Thursday: 2:30pm - 3:50pm
N-5004 Language Learning & Research Center, Melville Library, Stony Brook University

This introductory course is designed for those with little or no background in Chinese. Beginning with Chinese pinyin –i.e. writing phonetically using the Romanized alphabet, students will learn simple Chinese characters, basic vocabulary and phrases. The teacher will demonstrate correct pronunciation.

Intermediate Chinese (CI 102)
February 3 - April 30, Wednessday: 5:30pm - 6:50pm
N-5004 Language Learning & Research Center, Melville Library, Stony Brook University

Designed to build upon the beginning class, or for those with limited knowledge of Chinese and pinyin. Beginning with a review of the material and concepts from the Beginning Chinese class (CI-101) students will continue to develop language proficiency and character writing.

Advanced Chinese (CI 103)
February 3 - April 30, Wednessday: 4:00pm - 5:20pm
N-5004 Language Learning & Research Center, Melville Library, Stony Brook University

Advanced level Chinese is designed for students who have completed CI 101 and CI 102, or for those who know approximately 400 basic Chinese characters. While similar to the linguistic tasks of the intermediate class, the emphasis is upon increasing listening, speaking, reading and writing ability. Students will continue to improve their Chinese by expanding upon the topics for discussion and written communication.

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For other inquiries please call: 631-632-5476

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E-mail: ConfuciusInstitute@stonybrook.edu
Tel: 631-632-5477

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