The Confucius Institute offers several courses in partnership with other organizations.
Chinese Traditional Painting for Beginners
Traditional Chinese painting, also known as ink wash painting, is created by using a brush dipped in ink and water, compounds, which is then painted on rice paper (Xuan paper). This course is for students with minimum experience, allowing them to learn basic techniques, such as how to handle the Chinese painting brush with ink and color, to execute brush strokes professionally, and to develop skills in drawing different subjects. The instructor will guide each student based on his or her skill or interest level. At the end of each class, students can expect to have completed at least one Chinese painting of a flower, animals, bamboo, or other subjects. In addition, students will be encouraged to get creative in designing greeting cards and bookmarks via ink wash. This course is for students who are enrolled at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Chinese for Travelers
This class is designed for beginning to intermediate level students who want to learn language skills that are essential for travel in China. It will provide an introduction to some famous scenic spots in China, and topics to make your travel more enriching and enjoyable. Learn Chinese language related to the everyday life of the people, food, festivals, sports, arts, music, landscapes, history, social codes, and values. Class members will be guided by professional language teachers from the CSULB Confucius Institute.
Chinese Language and Culture
This introductory class is designed for beginning students who want to learn basic Chinese language skills for daily conversation. Class members will be guided by professional language teachers from the Confucius Institute at CSULB into the everyday conversational topics relating to different aspects of life in Chinese society. Slowly and instinctively, you will learn some Chinese culture and learn about the everyday life of the Chinese people, food, festivals, sports, arts, music, landscapes, history, philosophies, social code and values, and much more.
For more information about these courses, please visit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB.
Survival Chinese is part of the course Travel Study to China (CBA494A/GBA694A), offered by CSULB’s College of Business Administration. It consists of two parts: language and culture, with a focus on business activities. Students are trained in communications competence in Chinese, with an introduction to China's business etiquette. Students are given learning tasks based on different topics, cultivating their ability to solve problems in Chinese. This course is for students in the Travel Study to China (CBA494A/GBA694A) course from the College of Business Administration. To learn more, read this blog post, or visit CSULB's Education Abroad page.
Members of the Chinese Club have fun while learning about Chinese culture and language. In this club, you will experience activities including the art of Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting, board games, and Chinese festival celebrations. The Chinese Club is for high school students at Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science who are interested in Chinese language and culture.
Click here to view photos from Sato Academy's Chinese Club at the Confucius Institute.