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The Confucius Institute's courses are listed below. For Online Registration information and Policies, please refer to the Centre for Training & Development’s website (Dawson College):

www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/ctd

Cultural Courses

Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy & Painting

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 21
Methodology: Step-by-step instruction
This course will introduce students to Chinese calligraphy and painting. Students will learn how to handle the brush, how to practice strokes and lines, how to use graph paper, and how to prepare the ink and painting surface. Students will learn the basic techniques required for writing a Chinese character and painting.

Basics of Chinese Language and Culture for Travelers

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18
Methodology: Classroom instruction and practical exercises
In this course, students will learn effective approaches to acquire a basic knowledge of the Chinese language and culture to allow them to travel in China, and be able to communicate with native Chinese on specific subjects.

Basics of Chinese Language and Culture for Business

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 6
Methodology: Classroom instruction and practical exercises
This course will give students an introduction to Chinese language and culture and will provide them with the basic understanding and skills to communicate with Chinese business counterparts.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 6
This course is a brief introduction to the theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine. It will provide students with an introduction to some common herbs and their uses. The basic theory of acupuncture and a demonstration of its application will also be given.

Tai Chi (Taiji)

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 6
This course will teach standard Tai Chi for beginners. Students will learn Tai Chi 24 Form. Students will also learn the basic knowledge of Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts), and will be trained in Tai Chi Push Hand techniques.

Chinese Characters - Level 1A

Prerequisite: Chinese Elementary Level 1A or equivalent knowledge
Hours: 15
Content:

  1. Basic strokes of Chinese characters
  2. The order of strokes for writing
  3. The formation of characters
  4. Pictographic scripts
  5. Basic radicals

Chinese Characters - Level 1B

Prerequisite: Chinese Character Level 1A or equivalent knowledge
Hours: 15

  1. Review the basic strokes of Chinese characters
  2. The radicals of characters
  3. The structural levels of characters
  4. The modification of the Horizontal and Right-Falling strokes

Chinese for Business

Prerequisite: 150 hours of previous instruction or equivalent knowledge
Hours: 15
Content: Vocabularies, grammars and conversations related to the following topics: On the Airplane; Going through the Customs; Check in at a Hotel; Banking

For more information, please contact us at:

Dawson College
confuciusinstitute@dawsoncollege.qc.ca  
3040 Sherbrooke St. W. Suite 2G.1-A
Montreal Quebec H3Z 1A4
Canada
1 (514) 933 - 0047

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