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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.

Spring 2019 classes will be held 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings in Middlebush Hall. Classes begin Feb. 13 and will be held each week until May 8 (except spring break). Level 1 meets in room 212, level 2 in room 206 and level 3 in room 207.

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.

Business Chinese language class

Mandarin is a language of growing importance in the global business community. We are pleased to offer business Chinese language classes to help you learn the cultural lessons and language skills you need to do business in China.

This class is for serious students who are interested in Mandarin for business transactions. Classes are held 7–8:30 p.m. in the 212 Middlebush Hall. Spring 2019 session: Feb. 12–May 7.

Programs for young learners

Children’s Chinese at Daniel Boone Regional Library

Let us introduce you and your child to Chinese through fun, stories, games and songs. Join us to learn Mandarin, which is spoken by nearly a billion people worldwide. You will also explore facets of Chinese culture such as papercutting, Chinese holidays and traditional music. For ages 4–7 with an adult. Check out the Daniel Boone Regional Library website for more details and event times.

street view of historic Chinese buildings with windows

Children’s Chinese at Mizzou North

Explore Chinese language and culture with your child through songs, center time and monthly themes. Parents and children ages 0–10 will enjoy these fun-filled learning opportunities. Classes are held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in 707 Mizzou North (115 Business Loop 70 W).

2018/19 classes:

  • September: 4, 11, 18, 25
  • October: 2, 9, 23, 30
  • November: 6, 13, 27
  • December: 4, 11, 18
  • January: 15, 22, 29
  • February: 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March: 5, 12, 19
  • April: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • May: 7, 14, 21

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.