Registration will be on a "first-come-first-served" basis, and all registration is conducted through the online form below. Please contact us by phone or email if you wish to register for a class the day it begins or after it has already begun. Classes with low enrollment may be canceled.

For Chinese Language Tutoring, no formal registration is required: participants are welcome to drop in to the tutoring sessions.


A half-price discount is offered to WMU students, and senior citizens (55 or above). WMU employees may participate in any class at no cost. However, some classes have "class fees" apart from the tuition cost, which all participants must pay. These are the only discounts that the Confucius Institute offers to participants.

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Class Date* Sessions Time Location**
Intermediate Chinese Gongbi Painting Monday, Oct. 20 to Dec. 1     7 Classes 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Brown Hall Room 3048
Basic Tai Chi Monday, Sep. 8 to Dec. 1     12 Classes 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Brown Hall Room 3030
Basic Chinese Language Tuesday, Sep. 9 to Dec. 2    12 Classes 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Brown Hall Room 3030
Basic Chinese Calligraphy Wednesday, Sep. 10 to Dec. 3   12 Classes 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Brown Hall Room 3030
Intermediate Chinese Language Thursday, Sep. 11 to Dec. 4   12 Classes 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Brown Hall Room 3030
Basic Chinese Gongbi Painting Thursday, Oct. 23 to Dec. 4   6 Classes 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Brown Hall Room 3048
Chinese Language Tutoring Friday, Sep. 5 to Dec. 5 14 Classes 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Dunbar Hall Room 2152 ***

* Classes with low enrollment (less than 3 participants) may be canceled

Class Sessions Tuition Class Fee Total*
Intermediate Chinese Gongbi Painting 7-Week Session $70 $21 $91
Basic Tai Chi 12-Week Session $120 N/A $120
Basic Chinese Language 12-Week Session $120 N/A $120
Basic Chinese Calligraphy 12-Week Session $120 $24 $144
Intermediate Chinese Language 12-Week Session $120 N/A $120
Basic Chinese Gongbi Painting 6-Week Session $60 $18 $78
Chinese Language Tutoring 14-Week Session FREE N/A FREE

Western Michigan University's main campus offers metered parking spaces in most of its lots for use by guests; faculty, staff and student are required to have a parking pass and to park in the area of the lots designated by their pass. There is no "free" parking on campus. Meters accept only quarters and change machines are offered in some of the lots.

Parking Services

While the above items are useful tips about parking as it relates to participating in Confucius Institute culture classes, it is in your best interest to contact WMU Parking Services directly if you have specific questions or concerns about WMU's parking system. 

The following is contact information related to WMU Parking Services:

Phone Number: 269-387-4609

Address: 2507 West Michigan Avenue, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, 49008 USA


Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


It is the responsibility of interested participants to become as familiar as possible with WMU's parking regulations.
Confucius Institute and its class instructors cannot obtain or provide parking passes or quarters for meters.