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Chinese Language Courses Spring 2020

Monday, 10 February, 2020 - 18:00 to Friday, 29 May, 2020 - 21:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus

The Confucius Institute at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel organises a range of Chinese Mandarin language courses at the Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities Campus (Campus Etterbeek). We guarantee that:

  • The instructor is a native speaker or a certified sinologist
  • the language of instruction is English.
  • the opportunity exists for registered students to join a language and culture summer schoolin China, partially funded by the Confucius Institute. General conditions can be found here.

GROUP COURSES

The language courses of the CI are based on the official HSK levels (the official Mandarine Chinese language test). We use the official HSK textbooks and workbooks and offer courses from HSK1 to HSK 6.

The tuition fee for one semester is 170 EUR. VUB students and staff get a 50% reduction to the tuition fee. The semester starts on 10 February and ends on 29 May 2019.
The purchase of course books is not included in the tuition fee. These can be bought at the online bookshop of the Confucius Institute at the VUB.
The proposed schedule can be subject to change. If the module you paid for is moved to a different moment, a refund of the tuition fee is possible. If you decide to cancel your enrolment after payment for other reasons, a 17% administrative fee on the total sum is not refunded.

Enrolment is complete when both requirements are fullfilled:

  1. Filling in your information in the webform (at the bottom of this page)
  2. payment of the tuition fee

If you do not proceed to the payment in the webform, your information is still stored in our system. It can be removed without problem on your specific request.

Course Information

The Confucius Institute at the VUB offers Chinese language courses on the following times and places. The information displayed below is still subject to changes. If you have already registered, you will be informed of any changes to the email address you use for enrolment. All classes take place from 18:00 to 21:00, unless mentioned otherwise explicitely.

  • HSK 1 on Wednesday
  • HSK 2.1 on Monday
  • HSK 2.2 on Monday
  • HSK 3.1 on Tuesday
  • HSK 3.2 on Thursday (17:00 - 20:00)
  • HSK 4.1 on Thursday
  • HSK 4.2 on Tuesday
  • HSK 5.1 on Monday
  • HSK 5.2 on Wednesday (for students previously in HSK 5.1 and HSK 5.2)
  • HSK 6 on Thursday (course cancelled)

If you are new to the Confucius Institute's language courses and aren't sure what language level to choose, please contact us by email to arrange a short placement interview with one of our teachers.

Below you can find a table of the classrooms per module and per week. Holidays when Chinese language courses don't take place are also indicated.

Room Overview VUB-CI courses
      Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Date Time 18:00-21:00 18:00-21:00 18:00-21:00 18:00-21:00 18:00-21:00 18:00-21:00 18:00-21:00 17:00-20:00 18:00-21:00
    Teacher Maarten GERNAY CHENG Zhao DENG Yun CHENG Zhao ZHAO Qian Maarten GERNAY DENG Yun CHENG Zhao ZHAO Qian
from to Week HSK 2.1 HSK 2.2 HSK 5.1 HSK 3.1 HSK 4.2 HSK 1 HSK 5.2 HSK 3.2 HSK 4.1
10/feb 13/feb 22 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
17/feb 20/feb 23 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
24/feb 28/feb 24 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
2/mrt 6/mrt 25 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
9/mrt 13/mrt 26 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
16/mrt 20/mrt 27 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
23/mrt 27/mrt 28 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
30/mrt 3/apr 29 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
6/apr 10/apr 30 - - - - - - - - -
13/apr 17/apr 31 - - - - - - - - -
20/apr 24/apr 32 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
27/apr 1/mei 33 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
4/mei 8/mei 34 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
11/mei 15/mei 35 L.2.206 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07
18/mei 22/mei 36 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 - -
25/mei 29/mei 37 PL5.5.61 F.4.104 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07 PL5.5.61 D.1.07

PRIVATE COURSES

 If you are interested to follow a private course at the Confucius Institute at the VUB, please send an email to vub-ci@vub.be to arrange further. The standard tuition fee is 30 EUR per hour. Specific arrangements for the payment are made with the teacher.

ONLINE BOOKSHOP

Do you need a textbook or workbook for your language course at the Confucius Institute? Find and buy all you need at our online bookshop. If the book you are looking for is not available, send us an email to get more information.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

  • Students can obtain a refund if they withdraw their enrolment within two weeks from the start of the lessons; a minimum of 17% of the tuition fee will be withheld to cover administrative costs. No reductions are given for enrolment after the start of the semester.
  • A minimum of five students per class is required to run a course. If less then five students enroll for a class, the Confucius Institute retains the right to cancel the course for the semester or until more students enroll. In that case the complete tuition fee is repaid.
  • Students with prior knowledge of Chinese are encouraged to do a pre-assessment test. Please contact the Confucius Institute to schedule an appointment for the test. 
  • The purchase of course books and other didactic materials is not included in the tuition fee.
  • If a series of classes for which you enrolled, is moved to another day, the tuition fee can be refunded upon request if the new course dates do not fit for you.
  • Enrolment for courses during a semester grants the right to attend the summer camp. Participation to the summer camp is possible on the condition that 1)  a minimum of 15 students participate, 2) you are between 15 and 30 years old or enrolled as a student at the VUB.
Price: 170 €