Miami Dade College

Confucius Institute

Non–Credit Courses

These courses are offered by both Confucius Institute and MDC faculty upon enrollment to the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development.

For the latest and most complete information on our Chinese language and culture courses, please visit MDC’s School of Continuing Education & Professional Development website.

You may also direct questions to the Main Continuing Education Office at 305–237–0651.

Mandarin Chinese I
Through a variety of exercises, dialogues, role play and other practical activities students will acquire speaking and listening skills of Mandarin, the official Chinese language. Frequent practical exercises will help students recognize the writing style of this language and cultural context will facilitate the comprehension and application of the language to everyday activities.

Hours: 28

Mandarin Chinese I – Intensive
Through a variety of exercises, dialogues, role play and other practical activities students will acquire speaking and listening skills of Mandarin, the official Chinese language. Frequent practical exercises will help students recognize the writing style of this language and cultural context will facilitate the comprehension and application of the language to everyday activities. This course varies from Mandarin Chinese 1 by the greater emphasis on speaking exercises and the greater number of instruction hours.

Hours: 42

Mandarin Chinese 2
Students will further develop their Chinese language skills throughactivities such as reading out loud with the instructor, paired work and role play. This course will further allow students to grasp cultural aspects of Chinese culture that apply to language as used in everyday life.

Hours: 28

Mandarin Chinese 2 – Intensive
Students will further develop their Chinese language skills through activities such as reading out loud with the instructor, paired work and role play. This course will further allow students to grasp cultural aspects of Chinese culture that apply to language as used in everyday life. This course varies from Mandarin Chinese 2 by the greater emphasis on speaking exercises and the greater number of instruction hours.

Hours: 42

Mandarin Chinese 3 – Intensive
Students will continue to learn basic dialogues, grammatical structures previously learned, as well as new idiomatic expressions. All explanations are followed by numerous examples of their practical use in the official Chinese (Mandarin) language. Expand your cultural understanding of the Chinese culture. This course differs from the non–intensive versions by the greater emphasis on speaking exercises and the greater number of instruction hours.

Hours: 42

Mandarin Chinese 4 – Itensive
In this intermediate level class, students will continue acquiring Chinese language skills through increased peer discussions and a better understanding of Chinese culture. All explorations are followed by numerous examples of their practical use in Chinese.This course varies from regular versions by the greater emphasis on speaking exercises and the greater number of instruction hours.

Hours: 42

Chinese Mandarin: Levels 1–5
Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Develop the Chinese (Mandarin) language skills to enjoy social interactions such as travel and shopping and learn to share your ideas and opinions in Chinese.

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Mandarin Chinese for Business and Leisure Travel – Online
Learn Chinese and interact with the locals! Without a doubt, more and more people traveling to China for business and leisure. Although English is usually spoken at most commercial hotels and resorts, beyond the gates, knowledge of some basic Chinese phrases can help you get more out of your travel experience. When you have a basic understanding of a country’s native language, you’re able to converse with those who live there in a more relaxed, enjoyable way. As a result, you’re more likely to find out about that special restaurant or quaint shop and discover other enriching travel experiences not found on the travel guide books. You may even make new friends you can return to visit one day. Our extensive, audio–visual Chinese for Business and Leisure Travel course provides a comprehensive range of customized Chinese for Travel phrases and vocabulary.

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Chinese Calligraphy
Learn to write Chinese script with an artistic touch in a traditional manner! This is a basic skills course that will emphasize the techniques, methods and practice of brush writing as well as familiarize students with the origins of Chinese characters and the art of Chinese calligraphy.

Hours: 28

Tai Chi
Tai Chi helps students to learn their way to health, inner peace and balance through the practice of simple, slow movements. Students in this class will learn the Chow Chian Chiu and Chow Leung Chen–Ying methods. Comfortable clothing in this class is encouraged for ease of movement.

Hours: 9

Chinese Philosophy and Culture
Introduction to the ways Chinese philosophy has had an impact on Chinese life through the ages: the IChing, Taoism, and Confucius will be discussed. Taught in cooperation with the Confucius Institute.

Hours: 15