Chinese Language Courses

The Confucius Institute at Maryland offers Chinese language courses for learners from beginner to advanced, and for students with specialized needs such as learning Chinese at an accelerated pace or for business transactions.

General Course Descriptions

Our beginner courses focus primarily on speaking and listening skills; Beginner 1 courses are geared to students with no prior study of the language and our Beginner II courses are designed for students with the equivalent of one semester college Chinese.

The intermediate classes include more focus on reading and writing skills, in addition to listening and speaking, and our Intermediate Business Chinese course prepares the student for real-life international business interactions and introduces the method of entering Chinese characters on the computer.

Among our advanced courses, there are courses focusing on newspaper reading skills, business contexts, and translation skills.

We also offer intensive courses or specialized courses such as one-on-one training or programs customized for groups in a particular technical area or industry.

Please browse through our course descriptions and then continue on to the registration process for more information on fees, schedules, and how to sign up.