Confucius Institute

2014 Weekend-Class Fall-term Schedule

Confucius Institute at AUM offers Chinese brush painting from fall 2014. Chinese brush painting pays great attention to artistic conception, pattern and design. Meanwhile, it can help students development, creative thinking, and sentiment modifying. Learning Chinese brush painting is also helps one to improve the keen observation, promoting the unique angle of judgment and enhancing the pleasant expression. 
Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. It can be traced as far back as 6,000 years ago. The most popularly known form of Chinese painting is “Water-ink” painting, where water-ink is the medium. We will learn how to paint flowers, birds, fish, vegetables and insects.
Creative activities, like Chinese painting, help the brain develop. Learning to paint benefits children, teenagers and adults by using both sides of their brain which is how we reach our full potential. Splashing paint across a paper is fun and that is able to strengthen the confidence and patience.

What Do We Do in the Class?
 - Learn the essential and right way to hold a brush pen, to merge the ink and water and to mix Chinese      painting colors
 - Demonstrate it step by step via showing a fun enjoyable flower-bird ink painting
 - Individual guidance and improvement in accordance with each student’s aptitude
 - Study the composition and methods of combining ink painting and calligraphy 

Class size:  10 students
Age: Over 10 years old 
Location: Clement Hall 215
Time:  November 1, 8,15,22,29 (10AM-12PM)
Cost: $50 (material included)

Registration for Chinese Painting is now accepted. Please send email to, or call 334-244-3624.

Chinese Painting Workshop flyer


Type:   Adults  (Free)


Time Range :     Fall Term (Full)      Saturdays from August to December

Location :           Business Building (Clement Hall) classroom
                          10:30 am- 12:00pm Chinese Culture and Tourism

                              *You will experience traditional Chinese culture,
                               including calligraphy, painting, paper-cutting, 
                               Chinese opera, as well as learn the daily-used 
                               Chinese in the traveling. 
                           2:00 pm- 2:45 pm  Mandarin Chinese (Beginners)
                           3:00 pm- 3:45 pm  Mandarin Chinese (Level 1)
                           4:00 pm- 4:45 pm  Mandarin Chinese (Level 2)

Type:   Children (Free)


Time Range :      Fall Term (Full)      Saturdays from August to December

Location :            Business Building (Clement Hall) classroom

                            2:00 pm- 2:45 pm  Mandarin Chinese (Level 1)  

                           *No prior Mandarin knowledge needed for Level 1.

                             3:00 pm- 3:45 pm  Mandarin Chinese  (Level 2)

                             4:00 pm- 4:45 pm  Written Chinese  (Level 3)

Please email  or call Na Li  334-244-3624  to register for fall classes.

map of aum campus

Click below to see the flyers for fall 2014 classes:

Flyer about Chinese classes for kids
Flyer about adult chinese classes fall

One-to-one Chinese classes

Currently we are offering Business Chinese classes and Advanced Chinese to adults and children who are interested. Depending on interest, Business Chinese will be offered in one-on-one class sessions or small group classes. The charge will be $25 an hour and classes can be arranged anytime between 9am-7pm Monday-Friday and 9-5 Saturday. Early registration fee is $20.00.


HSK  and  YCT  Examination 2014 Schedule


HSK (Adult) Examination
Test Date    Written Exam Registration Deadline    Online Exam Registration Deadline    Check Results
Sept. 14      August 18                                         September 4                                     October 14
Oct. 11       September 14                                    September 30                                    November 11
Nov. 8         October 12                                        October 29                                        December 8

YCT (Children's) Examination
Test Date    Written Exam Registration Deadline    Online Exam Registration Deadline    Check Results
Nov. 15        October 19                                        November 5                                     December 15

HSK logo                              YCT logo

                     Click here to register for the HSK                           Click here to register for the YCT

Create an account using the links above and select Auburn University at Montgomery Confucius Institute as your test center. You will also be able to access practice tests on this website, and check the results of your exam online after you have taken your exam. Consult the chart above for the date your results will be available online.