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    Registration for Non-Credit Chinese Classes for Spring 2018 Now Open


    Language schools across the state have opened registration for Spring 2018 non-credit Mandarin Chinese language and culture courses. The classes offered are listed below:


    Middle Tennessee




    Beginner and Intermediate Level Adult Classes

    Time: Saturday, Jan. 13 – Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:30am to 11:20am CT

    Location: Nashville Chinese School (NCS), H.G. Hill Middle School, 150 Davidson Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37205 (Classroom TBA)

    Price: $345 (Tuition $295 + Facility Fee $50)

    Organizer: The Nashville Chinese School (NCS)

    Course Details: For class details please email NCS at info@nashvillechineseschool.org, and for registration, please visit NCS’s website.




    Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Level Adult Classes

    Time: Saturday, Jan. 20 – April 29 2018, (Time slots vary depending on course; please see MTSU’s website below)

    Location: Middle Tennessee State University Campus, Peck Hall, Room 106, 37 Old Main Cir Murfreesboro, TN 37132

    Price: Tuition $140; receive 50% off the course fee if a MTSU student, faculty, or staff; receive 15% off the course fee if a child or family member of MTSU faculty or staff (material fee not included in either discount)

    Organizer: Confucius Institute at Middle Tennessee State University (CIMTSU)

    Course Details: Continuation of Fall 2017 Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level adult classes are available to register for Spring 2018. 

    For class details, please visit MTSU’s website. For any inquires, please email CIMTSU at cimtsu@mtsu.edu or call 615-494-8696. To register, please click here.


    West Tennessee




    Chinese Levels 1 Through 8

    Time: Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 – Sunday, May 20, 2018

    Location: Greater Memphis Chinese School – Riverdale Campus, 7391 Neshoba, Germantown, TN 38138 (Class room varies; please see the class schedule below.)

    Price: Tuition $100, and book fee $20

    Organizer: Greater Memphis Chinese School

    Course Details: Chinese class levels 1 to 8 are open to any age. Online registration begins January 14, 2018. Find the Chinese Classes Syllabus (in Chinese) and Online Registration by clicking through.


    East Tennessee




    Chinese for Travelers (Conversational Chinese/Mandarin) Level 1

    Time: Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 – Sunday, May 20, 2018, 1:45pm to 3:45pm ET

    Location: Chattanooga State Community College-Main Campus, 4501 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421

    Price: $199 (There is no text required for this class.  Students may subscribe to and use Chinesepod.com as additional resource)

    Organizer: Chattanooga State Community College

    Course Details:  This class allows students to acquire the ability to speak Chinese with no previous exposure to the language. Classes are designed for travelers or anyone desiring a working knowledge of Chinese language. The conversational approach provides students with immediate speaking ability in useful and practical vocabulary.

    For course details or to register, please click here.


    Beginning Chinese, Level 1

    Time: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 (10 weeks), 6:00-8:00pm ET

    Location: Chattanooga School of Language, 4122 North Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37415

    Price: $329

    Organizer: Chattanooga School of Language

    Course Details: This introductory class is for students who have little or no previous experience with Mandarin Chinese. Specific topics covered: Learn about Pinyin pronunciation, combination, four tones, and rules (Pinyin is the most-widely used Chinese phonetic system); Chinese character components, structures, and radicals; basic numbers; class room phrases; pronouns; simple sentence patterns and grammar; simple question sentence patterns and grammar; basic self-introduction.

    For course details or to register, please click here.




    Spring 2018 Non-Credit Chinese Courses (Section 1)

    Time: Late January through beginning February 2018

    Location: University of Tennessee – Knoxville Campus, International House, 1623 Melrose Ave, Knoxville, TN 37996, classrooms vary depending on course

    Price: The course fee is $120; receive 50% off with a valid UT ID; register by Jan. 19th for a 25% discount.

     Organizer: University of Tennessee – Knoxville Confucius Institute

    Course Details: The Confucius Institute at UT (CI@UT) is offering the first section of non-credit Chinese courses in Spring 2018 from January 22nd. The courses offered in Section 1 are:

    • Basic Chinese 1
    • Basic Chinese 2
    • Intermediate Chinese
    • Chinese Culture

    If you are interested in taking any of these courses, please download and fill out the Registration Form and email it to confucius@utk.edu. For more information, please visit the CI@UT website. You can also contact confucius@utk.edu or call 865-974-5753.

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