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    Registration for Non-Credit Chinese Classes for Spring 2019 Now Open

    Language schools across the state have opened registration for Spring 2019 non-credit Mandarin Chinese language and culture courses. The classes offered are listed below:


    Middle Tennessee 




    Chinese Beginning 1.1

    Organizer: Tennessee Language Center

    Time: Thursdays, January 10 – March 14, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm CT

    Price: $325

    Course Details: There is no prior knowledge required to join this class. At the end of the course students will be able to ask and answer personal questions, like name, family members, occupations, age and country of origin. They will be able to tell time and date and make arrangements with friends, and will be able to talk about their likes and dislikes.

    For class details, please visit Tennessee Language Center’s website. For any inquiries, please email Tennessee Language Center at info@tfli.org or call 615-741-7579. To register, click here.


    Beginner and Intermediate Level Adult Classes

    Organizer: The Nashville Chinese School (NCS)

    Time: Saturdays, January 12 – May 4, 2019, from 9:15 am – 12:15 pm CT (Including 2 hours of language class and 45 minutes of culture class)

    Price:  $370.00  (tuition $305 + facility fee $65)

    Course Details: Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) classes are designed to teach conversational Chinese as well as reading to non-native Chinese speaking children and adults. For class details please email NCS at info@nashvillechineseschool.org, and for registration, please visit NCS’s website.





    Beginning 1 and 2 and Intermediate Level Adult Classes

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

    Time: Saturdays, January 26 – May 4, 2019, 8:30 – 10:30 am CT

    Price: $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)

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



    West Tennessee




    Chinese Levels 1 Through 8

    Organizer: Greater Memphis Chinese School

    Time: Sundays, January 13 – May 19, 2019, 2:30 – 4:30 pm CT

    Price: Tuition $100, plus book fee $20

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


    East Tennessee




    Beginner and Intermediate Level Chinese

    Organizer: Chattanooga Chinese School at Chattanooga State Community College

    Time: Sundays, January 20 – May 19, 2019, from 1:45 – 3:45 pm ET

    Price: $300

    Course Details:  Students will be divided into classes according to reading, writing, and verbal skills. This course is a continuation of the fall semester. For course details, click here. To register, click here.





    Spring 2019 Non-Credit Chinese Courses (Section 1)

    Organizer: University of Tennessee – Knoxville Confucius Institute (CI@UT)

    Time: January 22 – March 1, 2019, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm ET; exact days vary by class

    Price: $120; receive 50% off with a valid UT ID

    Course Details: CI@UT is offering the first section of non-credit Chinese courses in Spring 2019 from January 22nd. The courses offered in Section 1 are:

    • Basic Chinese 1
    • Basic Chinese 2
    • Intermediate Chinese 1
    • Business Chinese


    If you are interested in taking any of these courses, please email confucius@utk.edu or call 865-974-5753. For more information, please visit the CI@UT website.


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