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    Time to Register for Non-Credit Chinese Classes This Fall 2018

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


    Middle Tennessee




    Beginner and Intermediate Level Adult Classes

    Organizer: The Nashville Chinese School (NCS)

    Time: Saturday, Aug. 11 – Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018

    Price: Adults $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.


    Beginner Adult Classes

    Organizer: Tennessee Language Center

    Time: Tuesdays, Oct. 2 – Dec. 11, 2018;  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Price: $325.00

    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.




    Beginning and Intermediate Level Adult Classes

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

    Time: Saturdays, Sept. 1 – Dec. 8, 2018

    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)

    Course Details: The Adult Beginning Chinese course is for those who have studied Chinese for one semester or have a limited knowledge of the language. The Adult Intermediate Chinese course is a continuation of the Beginning Chinese, and for students who have had an introductory level of Chinese pronunciation, vocabulary, and sentences.

    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

    Organizer: Greater Memphis Chinese School

    Time: Sunday, Aug. 12 – Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, times vary depending on class type

    Price: Tuition $100, plus book fee $20

    Course Details: Chinese class levels 1 to 8 are open to any age. Online registration began August 5th. Find the Chinese Classes Syllabus (in Chinese), the Class Schedule and Online Registration by clicking through.



    East Tennessee




    Fall 2018 Non-Credit Chinese Courses (Session I)

    Organizer: University of Tennessee – Knoxville Confucius Institute

    Time: Monday, Aug. 27 – Oct. 4, 2018, days and times vary depending on class type

    Price: The course fee is $120; receive 50% off with a valid UT ID; register by Aug. 20th for a 25% discount.

     Course Details: The Confucius Institute at UT (CI@UT) is offering the first session of non-credit Chinese courses in Fall 2018 from August 27th. The courses offered in Session 1 are:

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

    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.




    Beginner and Intermediate Level Chinese

    Organizer: Chattanooga Chinese School at Chattanooga State Community College

    Time: Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 – Sunday, May 19, 2019 (37 weeks), 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM  ET

    Price: $300

    Course Details: Students will be divided into classes according to reading, writing, and verbal skills. Classes for adults will start at the beginner level and can reach higher level depending on the ability and usage of the participants. Instructors are prepared to take students to mastery with sufficient amount of practice. The Chinese School will also have students at high level classes that adult students can join as well.

    For course details or to register, please click here.


    Novice Mid (A1)

    Organizer: Chattanooga School of Language

    Time: Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2018 (6 weeks), 6:00 – 8:00 pm

    Price: $195

    Course Details: This class builds on the skills acquired at the Novice Low course and continues to focus on the acquisition of high frequency words (the most frequently used words in a language), common structures and cognates (if applicable in target language). In this class, students will expand their knowledge of high frequency vocabulary and use a variety of words and practiced/memorized phrases to discuss familiar topics about life and culture. Students will listen to and read the target language at the appropriate level. Students will be able to ask and answer simple questions on a variety of familiar topics, and will also write and speak in simple sentences, sometimes supported by memorized language.

    For course details or to register, please click here or contact Laurie Stevens at laurie@chattanoogalanguage.com.



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