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Chinese 1A

30 classes (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
White Hall Classroom Building, room 242

Course Description:
This is a first-semester course in beginning Chinese language. The course is designed for students with no significant background in the Chinese language. We are going to focus on the practical use of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing Chinese characters. The class will focus on training students’ abilities to distinguish by ear, to write, and to pronounce all the individual syllables in the phonetic system of Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin).  Students will acquire the ability to use basic Chinese vocabulary to make sentences, and Chinese character writing will be required in this course. In addition, Chinese culture and art will be introduced through language experience. Please Note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.

Chinese 1B

30 classes (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.
White Hall Classroom Building, room 242

Course Description:
This is a second-semester course of beginning Chinese language. This course is designed for students who have been learning Chinese language for at least one semester or those who have mastered about 100 Chinese characters. This class will focus on the practical use of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing Chinese characters. It will focus on training students to accurately pronounce Chinese, as well as continuing to expand their vocabularies. Students will acquire the ability to use basic Chinese vocabulary to make sentences, and they will learn more about the Chinese characters including the order of strokes, the radical, etc. In addition, Chinese culture and art will be introduced through language experience. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK credid.

Chinese 2A

30 classes (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. 
White Hall Classroom Building, room 240

Course Description:
This is a first-semester course in intermediate Chinese language. The course is designed for students who have been learning Chinese for about 2 semesters and have mastered about 150 Chinese characters. This class will focus on the practical uses of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing Chinese characters.  We will continue training the accuracy of pronunciation and expanding vocabulary, but will focus primarily on advancing the quantity and content of reading. This will improve students’ expressive capability in passage and improve the use of basic Chinese grammar in order to communicate with each other. We will introduce more Chinese culture and art in order to help students to prepare for real-life experiences in China or similar situations. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.

Chinese 2B

30 classes (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
White Hall Classroom Building, room 240

Course Description:
This is a second-semester course in intermediate Chinese language. This course is designed for students who have been learning Chinese for at least 2 semesters and/or have mastered about 200 Chinese characters. We are going to focus on the practical use of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing Chinese characters. We will continue training the accuracy of pronunciation and expanding vocabulary, but will focus primarily on advancing the quantity and content of reading. This will improve students’ expressive capability in passage and improve the use of basic Chinese grammar in order to communicate with each other. We will introduce more Chinese culture and art in order to help students to prepare for real-life experiences in China or similar situations. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.

Chinese 3A

30 classes (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
White Hall Classroom Building, room 242

Course Description:
This is a first-semester course in advanced Chinese language. This course is designed for students who have been learning Chinese for about 2 years and/or have mastered about 300 Chinese characters. We are going to focus on advancing the fluency and diversity of the language in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course will continue to improve students’ expressive capability by teaching different ways of Chinese expression in order to have a deeper understanding of the language and culture, as well as communicating with native Chinese speakers. The purpose of the course is to prepare students for real-life experiences in China or similar situations. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK Credit.

Chinese 3B

30 classes (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$240 
(UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.
White Hall Classroom Building, room 242

Course Description:
This is a second-semester course in advanced Chinese language. This course is designed for students who have been learning Chinese for at least 2 years and/or have mastered about 400 Chinese characters. We are going to focus on advancing the fluency and diversity of the language in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course will continue to improve students’ expressive capability by teaching different ways of Chinese expression in order to have a deeper understanding of the language and culture, as well as communicating with native Chinese speakers. The purpose of the course is to prepare students for real-life experiences in China or similar situations. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.

Business Chinese 


30 classes (In accordance with UK's 2014 fall semester schedule)
$240 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Fridays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.
Location TBD

Course Description:
This is a course designed for improving both basic Chinese language skill as well as the professional ability to accomplish business purposes in Chinese. With a basic understanding of Chinese you can start this class and promote your listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese. Chinese culture will also be included and focus will be put on daily communication with a business background. It sounds like a more specific course but I am sure you'll get more here. Please note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.

HSK Tutor Course

12 classes, once a week, 6 weeks before HSK in March, May, October and December
$120 (UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)

Fridays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.
Location TBD

Course Description:
The intensive practice course is designed for HSK candidates, aimed to help them to achieve higher scores on HSK, which comprises of Elementary Level(Level 1-2) and Intermediate Level(Level 3-4). The course introduces the information of HSK in all aspects including test structures, test regulations, test registration and test score. The course will also focus on improving students' ability in four aspects: speaking, listening, reading and writing and enhancing students' exam skills and strategies through analysis and explanation of the mock exams' practice. Please Note: This course may not be taken for UK credit.