Public invited to learn more about Chinese culture
Sept. 10, 2010
KALAMAZOO--The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University is opening a series of six low-cost Chinese culture courses to the general pubic next week.
Tuition-only discounts are being provided to senior citizens age 55 and older as well as to WMU students and employees. Senior citizens and WMU students pay half price for tuition. WMU employees pay no tuition at all, just the class fee--if one is charged--to offset the cost of materials and supplies.
Fall 2010 Chinese culture courses
The Chinese culture course offerings represent part of the Confucius Institute's greater mission to dramatically expand international opportunities for southwest Michigan residents as well as to provide new Chinese language and cultural studies options for the WMU campus community.
The nonprofit Confucius Institute was created in July 2009 through a partnership between WMU and Beijing Language and Culture University. It was the fourth such institution established in Michigan and the 61st to be founded in the United States.
Registration for the Chinese culture courses is on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wishing to register for a course on the day it begins or after it already has begun should confirm class and seating availability prior to registering. Courses with low enrollment may be canceled.
To register, e-mail the Confucius Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the institute at (269) 387-3951.
Registrants should provide the names of the courses they want to take and the following information: their name, phone number and mailing address; whether they are a community member or a WMU student or employee; and whether they will need a WMU parking pass to attend classes, as this will increase the total class cost. No discounts will be given on parking.
Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, email@example.com