Miami Staff and Faculty

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The Confucius Institute at Miami University, Oxford Ohio, is proud to be the first Confucius Institute in Ohio set up in conjunction with the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). In the changing world, the Confucius Institute at Miami University serves as a platform for the internationalization of current and future Miami People. It fosters an attitude of globalization and eagerness to study Chinese language and culture. In addition, the Institute operates as a host outreach program, helping the community and state of Ohio learn how to adapt to the changing global economy. The Confucius Institute is dedicated to promoting the study of Chinese language, culture, and philosophy, and furthers the understanding of China today. Lastly, the Confucius Institute extends Chinese language and cultural offerings across the Miami and Oxford communities.

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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