Language and Culture

Learn about culture and customs from experienced instructors.

Chinese I (HSK I) — Part I

Date: Jan. 9 - May 1, 2018
No class on 3/13

Chinese I (HSK I) is a two-part course designed for non-native Chinese learners. It introduces the official Chinese language-Mandarin (or Putonghua). The course aims to help students obtain an adequate mastery of basic language skills in both spoken and written Chinese and lay a good foundation for further study. Throughout the semester, this class will also introduce the Chinese culture and tradition to students. Students will learn the Chinese phonology, vocabulary and grammar and sentence patterns; they will also learn how to read and write Chinese characters. Specifically, through such activities as vocabulary-in-context, sentence pattern practice, listening and reading comprehension, dialogue and role-play, students will learn to use Chinese in speech and writing in common, real-life scenarios. This is a slow-paced class designed to ensure maximum retention and student enjoyment. UWF staff/faculty who complete both semesters and pass the HSK I test are eligible to receive a scholarship to attend the annual summer program in China. 


Schedule: 
Tuesdays
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tuition: $30.00 

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Chinese I (HSK I) — Part II

Dates: Jan. 11 - May 3, 2018
No class on 3/15

Chinese I (HSK I) Part II is the second half of a two-part course designed for non-native Chinese learners. It introduces students to the official Chinese language-Mandarin (or Putonghua). The course aims to help students obtain an adequate mastery of basic language skills in both spoken and written Chinese and lay a good foundation for further study. Throughout the semester, this class will also introduce the Chinese culture and tradition to students. Students will learn the Chinese phonology, vocabulary and grammar, and sentence patterns; they will also learn how to read and write Chinese characters. Specifically, through such activities as vocabulary-in-context, sentence pattern practice, listening and reading comprehension, dialogue and role-play, students will learn to use Chinese in speech and writing in common, real-life scenarios. After students successfully complete this course, they should be able to pass HSK I test. UWF staff/faculty that complete both semesters and pass the HSK 1 test are eligible to receive a scholarship to attend the annual summer program in China.


Schedule: 
Thursdays
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tuition: $30.00 

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Conversational Japanese I

Dates: February 1 - March 29, 2017 

Designed for beginners in Japanese skills and vocabulary. The content includes useful daily expressions, basic vocabularies and daily conversation. Also, basic sentence structure will be introduced in order to develop practical communication skills. Various teaching materials including cards, video, games and role play will be used.


Schedule: 
Thursdays
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus
Tuition: $69.00 Register Now

Hula Fit

Dates: Feb. 17 - March 31, 2018
No class on 3/17

Gain an appreciation for Hula, its music, history, culture and traditions. This introductory level dance class focuses on building fitness through the use of Hawaiian and Tahitian dance movement and technique.


Schedule: Saturdays
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Location:
 UWF Pensacola Campus, Bldg. 72, Blue Studio
Tuition: $69  Register Now

Japanese Sushi Workshop

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Learn how to make sushi in this exciting 2-hour workshop! There are many exciting aspects of sushi-making that we will explore. From the rolling to the pressing, this workshop will provide everything you’ll need to know. Sushi is commonly made with raw fish; however you can also use vegetables, ham, cheese, or a variety of other ingredients. We’ll also learn about the finer points of how to properly make sushi rice. You can showcase your creativity and show off your skills at your next family gathering or party! Registration closes on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Limited space available.


Schedule: 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UWF Japan House
Tuition: $20.00 

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Shotokan Karate

Dates: 1st Half: Jan. 9 - March 1, 2018 / 2nd Half: March 6 - May 3, 2018
No class on 3/13 or 3/15

Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels welcome! This class examines the methods involved in traditional Karate-do, or 'Way of the empty hand', through a traditional Japanese style known as Shotokan Karate. With a membership in over 100 countries, the JKA is the world’s largest and most prestigious karate organization. Recognized heir to the Shotokan karate tradition, it is the only legal karate entity officially approved by the Japanese government as an association of members for the promotion of karate. This course will further stress the importance of the health benefits and unarmed self-defense techniques resulting from physical conditioning and mental discipline. A plain white ji (uniform) is required for this class. Uniforms are available from the instructor at an additional cost, or students may provide their own.


Schedule: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM 
Location:
 UWF Pensacola Campus, Bldg. 72, Teaching Gym
Tuition: $250 full semester or $125 half semester  Learn More

Tai Chi I

Dates: Jan. 10 - May 2, 2018
No class on 2/14 and 3/14

Experience the beautiful and calming martial art of Tai Chi, and expand your knowledge of its origin in ancient Chinese culture thousands of years ago in the Zhou Dynasty. Dating back some 600 years, Tai Chi is a popular exercise program in which almost anyone can participate. Tai Chi consists of gentle, fluid movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo, leading some to call it “meditation in motion.” Tai Chi has a multitude of health and wellness benefits including muscle strengthening, cardiovascular fitness, joint flexibility and improvement in balance, posture and concentration. It has also been found to reduce stress and blood pressure, and best of all, it’s fun to do! In this Confucius Institute hosted Tai Chi I class, students will learn the first 12 movements of 24-Form of Yang Style. All are welcomed to join!


Schedule: 
Wednesdays
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus, Bldg. 72 (HLES), Green Studio
Tuition: $30.00 Register Now

Tai Chi II

Dates: Jan. 11 - May 3, 2018
No class on 2/15 and 3/15

Experience the beautiful and calming martial art of Tai Chi, and expand your knowledge of its origin in ancient Chinese culture thousands of years ago in the Zhou Dynasty. Dating back some 600 years, Tai Chi is a popular exercise program in which almost anyone can participate. Tai Chi consists of gentle, fluid movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo, leading some to call it “meditation in motion.” Tai Chi has a multitude of health and wellness benefits including muscle strengthening, cardiovascular fitness, joint flexibility and improvement in balance, posture and concentration. It has also been found to reduce stress and blood pressure, and best of all, it’s fun to do! This Confucius Institute hosted Tai Chi II class is for those who have learned first 12 movements of 24-Form of Yang Style or have some background of Tai Chi. We will review the first 12 movements, then teach the remaining 12 movements.


Schedule: 
Thursdays
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: UWF Pensacola Campus, Bldg. 72 (HLES), Green Studio
Tuition: $30.00 Register Now