Spring registration under way for low-cost
Chinese culture courses
The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University is accepting registrations for spring Chinese culture courses that begin the week of Jan. 22.
The low-cost courses are taught by instructors from Beijing Language and Culture University and are open to the public. They meet once a week, are taught in English and are offered to adults age 18 or older for personal enrichment, rather than academic credit.
A half-price tuition discount is offered to those age 55 and older, WMU part-time faculty and staff, and WMU students. Full-time faculty and staff members at the University pay no tuition. Some courses charge all participants a fee for materials, and those with low enrollment may be canceled.
Spring 2013 course offerings
- Business Chinese--6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 to April 16, Brown Hall Room 3017. Tuition: $120.
- Chinese Life and Culture--6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 to April 16, Brown Hall Room 4010. Tuition: $120.
- Chinese Calligraphy--6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to April 17, Brown Hall 4017. Tuition: $140.
- Intermediate Chinese Language--6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to April 17, Brown Hall Room 4010. Tuition: $120.
- Basic Tai Chi--6 to 7:00 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24 to April 18, Faunce Student Services Kiva Room. Tuition: $120.
- Intermediate Chinese Painting--6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24 to April 18, Brown Hall Room 2048. Tuition: $120. Materials fee: $40.
- Basic Chinese Painting--6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 28 to April 22, Brown Hall Room 2045. Tuition: $120. Materials fee: $40.
- Basic Chinese Language--6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 28 to April 22, Brown Hall Room 3030. Tuition: $120.
Huaming Wang is a painting instructor from Guilin, China. His award-winning work has been included in national exhibitions, and he is a member of the Guangxi Artists Association in China.
Shengang Wang, a Chinese language instructor, is from Shandong Province. He has taught Chinese language classes at Beijing Language and Culture University since 2002.
Yin Long teaches tai chi, calligraphy and Chinese life and culture courses. She is from Chongqing, China, and a graduate student at Beijing Language and Culture University, majoring in Chinese and English translation and interpretation.
Registration and more information
To register or obtain more information about Chinese culture classes, visit the Confucius Institute at www.wmuconfucius.org or contact the institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-3784. Questions should be directed to Yu Zhang at email@example.com or (269) 387-3784.