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2018 Fall Comprehensive Chinese Language Courses / Tai Chi & Martial Arts classes

Monday, September 10, 2018

Confucius Institute at University of North Florida offers non-credit Chinese courses and 24 Style Tai Chi / Chinese Martial Arts classes  in fall 2018. The courses and tutoring are free to UNF faculty, staff and students. Please see the details as follows :

 

 

 

Course Start Date Session/Time/Room Instructor/Registration

Comprehensive Chinese I 

 

Discover the Chinese language and culture taught by a visiting instructor from the School of Chinese Language and Literature, Shaanxi Normal University. This interactive 6-week course will help you learn basic Chinese language skills and understand key concepts of Chinese culture through role-playing, storytelling and situational real-life learning environment. Textbook: “Experiencing Chinese” available in CI office, containing 50 daily life conversational topics.

 

 September 10, 2018 

Monday&Wednesday
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location:
TBD


Dr. Kun Liu

Register for Comprehensive Chinese I Class

 

Comprehensive Chinese II

 

Comprehensive Chinese II will be a follow-up course of Comprehensive Chinese I. This interactive course will help those who have learned at least 20 hours of basic Chinese to improve their communication skills so that they can speak more fluently and feel more confident to talk with native speakers. It also has a small focus on business circumstances communication which helps the learners start the first step of their career. The course will be instructed through role-playing, storytelling and a situational real-life learning environment. The textbook is Experiencing Chinese, which contains 20 daily life conversational topics.

 



 

September 11, 2018 

Tuesday , Thursday

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

 

 

Location:

TBD

Dr. Kun Liu 

Register for Comprehensive Chinese II

 24 Style Tai Chi and Chinese Martial Arts Basics (Jacksonville Community)

Tai Chi originally refers to Chinese classical philosophy that the world is made up of two opposite sides: Yang and Yin. Yang is a collective name for positive for a thing, while Yin for negative. Yang includes motion, hard, advance, open, flexion, tense, high, man, attack, etc. while Yin includes stillness, soft, retreat, close, extension, low, woman, defense, etc. This course will cover skills of Zhanzhuang (Standing-pole), basic skill of Tai Chi, and 24-style, 42-style Tai Chi.


 Dr. Peng Liu is a professor of Martial Arts from Xi’an Physical Education University, China. He has taught Classical Martial Arts: Quanshu, Biangan, Swordplay, Cudgelplay; Chen-style Tai Chi; 24-style Simplified Tai Chi; The History of Chinese Martial Arts and Chinese Culture; Modern Competition Martial Arts; Chinese Traditional Martial Arts, and etc.

 

September 16, 2018

 

 

 


Sunday : 
2:00-4:00 pm    

Location:  

UNF Student Union Plaza

 

 

 Dr. Peng Liu 
 Register for 24 Style Tai Chi and Chinese Martial Arts Basics (Community)

 Tuition:
FREE for UNF Faculty, Staff, and Students 
FREE for Jacksonville Community
       
 24 Style Tai Chi and Chinese Martial Arts Basics (UNF)

Tai Chi originally refers to Chinese classical philosophy that the world is made up of two opposite sides: Yang and Yin. Yang is a collective name for positive for a thing, while Yin for negative. Yang includes motion, hard, advance, open, flexion, tense, high, man, attack, etc. while Yin includes stillness, soft, retreat, close, extension, low, woman, defense, etc. This course will cover skills of Zhanzhuang (Standing-pole), basic skill of Tai Chi, and 24-style, 42-style Tai Chi.


 Dr. Peng Liu is a professor of Martial Arts from Xi’an Physical Education University, China. He has taught Classical Martial Arts: Quanshu, Biangan, Swordplay, Cudgelplay; Chen-style Tai Chi; 24-style Simplified Tai Chi; The History of Chinese Martial Arts and Chinese Culture; Modern Competition Martial Arts; Chinese Traditional Martial Arts, and etc.

September 11, 2018

 

Tuesday / Thursday
3:30  - 5:00 pm

Location: 
UNF Arena / Room 1062


 Dr. Peng Liu 
 Register  for 24 Style Tai Chi and Chinese Martial Arts Basics (UNF)

Tuition:
FREE for UNF Faculty, Staff, and Students
FREE for Jacksonville Community