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Interested in any of these classes or programs? Complete the online interest form or call 573-882-9061.

Mizzou Mandarin

This program offers an opportunity for all MU undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and community members to deepen their understanding of another language and culture and to strengthen intercultural communication at the University of Missouri.

Classes will be held 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings in Middlebush Hall. Level 1 meets in room 212, level 2 in room 206 and level 3 in room 207.

  • Fall 2019 session: Sept. 4–Dec. 4 (except fall break)
  • Spring 2020 session: Feb. 5–May 6 (except spring break)

The program is based on the following ideas:

  • Free of charge. You don’t have to pay a penny for this program — it’s totally free.
  • Free speaking. You can freely discuss topics of language and culture.
  • During free time. This class is scheduled during extracurricular time, usually on weekday evenings.

HSK tests and tutoring

The Confucius Institute proctors the HSK and HSKK tests (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, Chinese proficiency exam) multiple times each year. You can select the test for HSK levels 1 through 6 or the speaking HSKK test. Registration is available online and and must be completed approximately one month before the scheduled exam date. Please see our events or contact the office for exam dates. To help you prepare for the exams, we offer test preparation tutoring for a rate of $35 per hour.

Private tutoring

If you prefer individual instruction or classes are not available at your school, you can sign up for private tutoring with a Confucius Institute scholar. Tutoring sessions are scheduled in advance, usually for 1–2 hours once per week. There is a charge of $25 per hour for private tutoring.