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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 are held 7–8:30 p.m. in 202, 203 and 232 Arts & Science Building. Fall 2017 session: Sept. 13–Dec. 6.

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 205 Middlebush Hall. Fall 2017 session: Sept. 13–Dec. 12.

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.

Preschool Chinese at Community United Methodist Church

Explore Chinese language and culture with your preschooler through songs, center time and monthly themes. Parents are asked to attend and participate with their child ages 0–5 for these fun-filled learning opportunities. Class will be held on the second Wednesday of each month from September to May. Each lesson will explore a central theme through multiple activities designed to appeal to multiple learning styles. Classes begin at 4 p.m. and last for 30 minutes. Community United Methodist Church is located at 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO; parking is available in the rear.

HSK tests and tutoring

The Confucius Institute proctors the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, Chinese language level) tests at Mizzou North four times each year, in March, May, September and November. You can select the test for HSK levels 1 through 6. Registration is available online and must be completed approximately one month before the scheduled exam date. To help you prepare for the exam, we offer HSK tutoring for $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.