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NON-CREDIT COURSES FOR THE ALASKA COMMUNITY

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All Confucius Institute Non-Credit Courses are 10 week courses and cost $120.

Register online for Conversational Chinese I

Conversational Chinese I (Chinese ABC)

Course Information:

  • Course Provider: Confucius Institute
  • Contact Time: 1.5 hours per week
  • Course Description: Basic Chinese Language course in listening, speaking, reading and writing; some information about Chinese culture (festival, etc. )
  • Course Prerequisite: No

Instructional Goal:

Continue to learn daily vocabulary and simple sentence patterns to build the basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, enable students to communicate in daily context and  read simple Chinese texts with the help of Pinyin;

Introduce related Chinese culture and customs, enable students to better understand China .

Learning outcomes:

Students shall be able to

Outcomes Activities
Understand basic conversation in daily context Interview, dialogues, role-play and games
Communicate effectively in daily context Interview, dialogues, role-play and games
Comprehend simple text Texts comprehensions
Write simple message Writing samples and Emails
Get to know Chinese culture Invite them to participate in the CI events


Course Content

Textbook: Happy Chinese 
快乐汉语(1unit1--unit 8

Times Units Contents Related Culture
1-2 1 You and I Chinese name, Chines Mid-Autumn Day
3-5 2 Family Family culture
6-8 3 Food Chinese culture
9-11 4 School life Chinese school culture and rules
12-14 5 Time and weather Chinese climate
15-17 6 Job Chinese seeking job situation
18-20 7 Hobby Chinese daily life and hobbies
21-23 8 Transport and Travel Chinese transportation culture

Register online for Conversational Chinese II

Conversational Chinese II

Course Information:

  • Course Provider: Confucius Institute
  • Contact Time: 1.5 hours per week
  • Course Description: Basic Chinese Language course in listening, speaking, reading and writing; some information about Chinese culture(festival, etc. )
  • Course Prerequisite: Conversational Chinese (Ⅰ)

Instructional Goal

Continue to learn daily vocabulary and simple sentence patterns to build the basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, enable students to communicate in daily context and  read simple Chinese texts with the help of Pinyin;

Introduce related Chinese culture and customs, enable students to better understand China.

Learning outcomes: students shall be able to

Outcomes Activities
Understand basic conversation in daily context Interview, dialogues, role-play and games
Communicate effectively in daily context Interview, dialogues, role-play and games
Comprehend simple text Texts comprehension
Write simple message Writing samples and Emails
Get to know Chinese culture Invite them to participate in the CI events

Course ContentTextbook: Happy Chinese 快乐汉语(2unit1--unit 8

Times Units Contents Related Culture
1 1 My friend and I Chinese daily life, Chinese Mid-Autumn Day
2 2 My Family Birthday celebration
3 3 Shopping Internet in China
4 4 Social Life Wechat in China
5-6 5 Environment and Health Chinese Traditional Medicine
7-8 6 Fashion and Entertainment Chinese Majiang
9-10 7 Media Chinese Movie
11-12 8 Travel and Custom China's main means of transportation

Register online for Conversational Chinese III

Conversational Chinese III

Course Information:

  • Course Provider: Confucius Institute
  • Contact Time: 1.5 hours per week
  • Course Description: Basic Chinese Language course in listening, speaking, reading and writing; some information about Chinese culture (festival, etc. )
  • Course Prerequisite: Conversational Chinese (II)

Instructional Goal

Continue to learn daily vocabulary and simple sentence patterns to build the basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, enable students to communicate in daily context and  read simple Chinese texts with the help of Pinyin;

Introduce related Chinese culture and customs, enable students to better understand China .

Learning outcomes: students shall be able to

Outcomes Activities
Understand basic conversation in daily context Interview, dialogues, role-play and games
Communicate effectively in daily context Interview, dialogues, role-play and games
Comprehend simple text Texts comprehensions
Write simple message Writing samples and Emails
Get to know Chinese culture Invite them to participate in the CI events

Course ContentTextbook: Happy Chinese 快乐汉语(3unit1--unit 8

Times Units Contents Related Culture
1 1 Introduction and Commendation Job in China
2 2 City and Environment  Birthday Celebration
3 3 House and Furniture Internet in China
4 4 School life Wechat in China
5-6 5 Health Chinese traditional medicine
7-8 6 Entertainment Chinese Majiang
9-10 7 Media Chinese Movie
11-12 8 Travel and Custom China's main means of transportation

Register online for Comprehensive Chinese

Comprehensive Chinese

Course Information:

  • Course Provider: Confucius Institute
  • Contact Time: 1.5 hours per week
  • Course Description: Basic Chinese Language course in listening, speaking, reading and writing; some information about Chinese culture (festival, etc. )
  • Course Prerequisite: Conversational Chinese 

Instructional Goal

Continue to learn daily vocabulary and sentence patterns to build the basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, enable students to communicate in daily context and  read simple Chinese texts with the help of Pinyin;

Introduce related Chinese culture and customs, enable students to better understand China . 

Learning outcomes: students shall be able to

Outcomes Activities
Understand basic conversation in daily context Interview, dialogues, role-play and games
Communicate effectively in daily context Interview, dialogues, role-play and games
Comprehend simple text Texts comprehensions
Write simple message Writing samples and Emails
Get to know Chinese culture Invite them to participate in the CI events

Course ContentTextbook: Learn Chinese With Me 跟我学汉语book 3 unit1--unit 4

Times Units Contents Related Culture
1-2 1 Meiyun's Family Chinese cities
3-4 2 Leisure time Chinese entertainment
5-6 3 Two generations Chinese young people
7-8 4 Different culture Chinese holiday

Traditional Chinese Medical Terminologies

Course Information

  • Course Provider: Confucius Institute
  • Contact Time: 1.5 hours per week
  • Course Description: This course is to teach Chinese medical terminologies for traditional Chinese acupuncture points and massage to TCM students or practitioners. About 40 terms in Chinese are to be introduced that are connected to the 40 acupuncture points.
  • Course Prerequisite: Traditional Chinese Medicine Learners 

Instructional Goal

Through the twelve lessons, students can master forty Chinese medicine words, understand the meaning of every character represented in the vocabulary of traditional Chinese medicine, and study the evolution of Chinese characters and their meaning to understand the origin of Chinese medicine terminology.

In addition, the basic knowledge of Chinese phonetic system and Chinese character system will be discussed, including the spelling system, the basic strokes / parts of Chinese characters, and the meaning of common Chinese radicals.

Learning outcomesstudents shall be able to

Outcomes Activities
Understand Chinese medical words Words comprehension and explanation
Master the Chinese medicine terminology Interview, dialogues, and games
Write simple medical words Writing activities
Get to know Chinese medical culture Dialogues and reading


Course Content
 Textbook: CI-designed materials (Chinese medicine manual)

Times Contents Related Culture
1

Chinese Pinyin - Pronunciation system

Acupuncture point on heads

The evolution of Chinese Characters
2

Initials

Acupuncture point on shoulder

The evolution of Chinese Characters
3

Structure of Chinese characters

Acupuncture point on shoulder and arms

The evolution of Chinese Characters
4

Structure of Chinese characters

Acupuncture point on thorax

The evolution of Chinese Characters
5

Review

Acupuncture point on abdomen

The evolution of Chinese Characters
6

Review

Acupuncture point on waist and hands

 
7 Review The segment of Chinese mountains
8 Acupuncture point on waist and hands The climate of China
9-10 Acupuncture point on feet  
11

Review

Acupuncture point on feet

Chinese regimen
12

Review

Chinese regimen