Miami Staff and Faculty

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Conversational Chinese Classes

The Confucius Institute at Miami University offers free conversational Chinese classes (10-week course) to employees each semester. The class is divided into two levels. Level 1 is for beginnings, and Level 2 is for staff/faculty who have a Chinese learning background.

Job enrichment points are available for any eligible, classified staff member participating in the job enrichment program. Staff members must attend every session within a course to receive job enrichment points and must sign in at each session for attendance verification. Upon completion of the course, the staff member must submit the JEP Course Approval/Point Request Form along with the certificate of completion to Human Resources staff development to receive credit. Staff members may contact their job enrichment administrator with any questions.

This fall, the course will also be open to the public, and non-Miami faculty are welcome to join for free.

Call the Confucius Institute at 513-529-8661 with any questions.

Conversational Chinese Level 1

Dates: Tuesdays starting September 10, 2019

Time: 3-4pm

Location: 015 MacMillan Hall

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Conversational Chinese Level 2

Dates: Tuesdays starting September 10, 2019

Time: 1-2pm

Location: 015 MacMillan Hall

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Workshops for Departments and Offices

The Confucius Institute offers many workshops for offices and departments around campus. Workshops include:

Chinese Name Pronunciation

This workshop will help staff and faculty connect with international students through the crucial first step of addressing them correctly. Participants will leave this one-hour session able to comfortably pronounce the Chinese names they encounter on their class rosters, and to correctly address individuals from China.

Understanding Chinese Students at Miami

This workshop will discuss some of the challenges and issues facing Chinese students who are attending Miami. We will also cover Chinese educational culture, as well as the similarities/differences between Chinese and American cultures. The goal of the workshop is to share the perspective of Chinese students and to encourage others to create a more supportive environment for these students. 

Cultural Activities

  • Chinese Paper Cutting 
  • Chinese Kite Making
  • Chinese Traditional Tea Ceremony
  • Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

  • Chinese Classical Music Ensemble