The WMCI provides numerous Chinese language and culture classes to members of the university, local, and regional community throughout the year. Students of all ages are welcome at WMCI classes, including elementary conversational Chinese, Business Chinese and travel Chinese. Culture workshops such as Chinese martial arts, Chinese ink and wash painting, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting, Chinese knotting, Chinese cuisine, Chinese flim and Peking Opera are also hosted throughout the year.
In addition, the WMCI sponsors a variety of cultural programming. In the past events have included a Chinese Film Show, Chinese Culture Parade, and Chinese Dance Gala.
Unless otherwise stated, community classes take place at the W&M Confucius Institute located in Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA, 23187.
One-on-one instruction in individually designed courses on
Chinese language and culture are also available according to student
needs. Course tuition is charged at $10/hr. Common topics for individual courses include:
- Three Kingdoms: Mondays, 10:00 – 11:30am
- Taiji: Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
- Majiang: Tuesday, 3:30 – 5:00pm
In summer 2013, the WMCI also joined with the W&M Washington Office to offer Chinese language classes to the Washington, D.C. community.