2018 Summer Class Descriptions & Events

Our summer classes are held at two locations: 

ConneXions International House (CXI) 808 SE Essex St, Minneapolis


Hospitality Center for Chinese (HCC)  1407 Cleveland Ave N, St Paul


All classes are open to all nations

English 2 

Monday's from 10:30am-12:00pm

Class held at the CXI House

Classes to help students learn both English and gain knowledge of Western Culture.

Liz will continue to guide you where you left off in the spring lessons. In this class you will: 

  • review grammar and increase vocabulary
  • improve your listening and speaking through discussion and conversation
  • learn from native speakers

Cambridge Interchange level 2


Acrylic Painting

Most Monday's from 1-4pm (see calendar for further details) 

Class held at the CXI House

Painting and crafts classes offer a chance for students to practice their language skills

Debbie teaches painting techniques and is skilled in many kinds of crafts. Creating art is a wonderful way to relax from the stresses of living in another culture. One of the joys of Debbie's painting class is that no experience is needed! 

Supply Fee:
$1  per class
$7 for the semester



English Conversation

English classes offered at various levels: Chinese Students 

The English Conversation classes will help you practice different levels of practical everyday English.  We offer three levels. 


Class Schedule

English Grammar

Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:30pm 

Class held at the CXI House

Small group pronunciation class

American English grammar is a challenge! Together we will practice 

  • parts of speech
  • phrases
  • clauses
  • and more!


Intermediate to Advanced

Class Schedule

Basic English

Thursday from 11:00am to 12:30pm  

Class held at the Hospitality Center for Chinese

TOEFL preparation classes offered periodically

This is a very basic class for those who have little to no English abilities. Our friend Jackie will be teaching it, starting June 14. Your visiting parents would love this class! To sign up, click here.

True Beginner

Click Here if you are interested


Quilting  Class

1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday of the Month from 10am to 1pm

Classes held at Stadium Village Church

English learners also take part in cooking classes, where they get to practice their English in real-time.

Quilting Class meets in the downstairs commons of Stadium Village Church. In these classes you will:

  • learn and practice simple sewing skills
  • share your own ideas
  • finish each class by eating lunch together and hearing a Bible message 


This class is in English and Chinese. 

Stadium Village Church (501 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55414)



Garden & Tea Conversations

Fridays from 9:30 to 10:00am

Classes held at the CXI House

In this class we will weed the garden and chat. Afterward we will sit down for tea. 

Come for a relaxing time together and bring your favorite tea to share!




Summer Outings

Tuesday's from 10am-12:30pm





Beginning June 12th until August 14th, let's enjoy a Minneapolis Summer together! We will be exploring various places around the cities on Tuesday. These are great outings for your family! WE will meet at the CXI parking lot and travel together from there. Space is limited, click here to sign up! We will not meet July 24th. 



Conversation Partners

Come to Stadium Village Church (501 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55414) every other Saturday morning to practice your English one on two, eat snacks, and make a new friend. Interested in any of the dates below?

Upcoming Conversation Partner Dates:

June 9 & 


July 14& 


August 11 & 




Click here if you are interested


Crafts your kid's will love

Monday June 18th from 1-3pm   

Create a special playhouse with your child or a friend using Foam Board, stickers, and markers. Email amy@cxiumn.org to sign up. Cost is $5 and class will be held at the CXI House. 


Bracelet and Necklace Making

Monday, July 9th from 3:30 to 7pm



   Join us at Debbie's home to make a bracelet or necklace from a wide selection of colored beads. There will be a supper and dessert time for visiting. Email amy@cxiumn.org to sign up. Cost $5. If you can help drive please let Amy know. 


Do any of these look interesting to you? Check out our Calendar for more information!