Learn Mandarin Chinese with a program designed for your busy schedule. Evening classes for adults. Convenient Portland locations, mobile study tools, and excellent instructors, all make it easier for you to succeed!

Learn to Speak

Our approach is simple. We introduce the language incrementally so you learn steadily without being overwhelmed. You participate in activities that make the language easier to understand and harder to forget. And our mobile accessible materials allow you to keep learning outside of class. More about our methods

Study Anywhere

Our lessons are available on mobile devices, computers and printed workbooks. You can review lessons, listen to audio and take quizzes while riding the bus or sitting in front of a computer. These lessons are designed to study in short bursts, excellent for people with busy schedules. More about our study tools.

Beaverton and Lloyd Center

Our Beaverton classrooms are at 12755 NW Dogwood St. in Cedar Mill area. And in Portland our classrooms are now at the Lloyd Center, 3rd floor, room 2007. If you don’t find a class that fits your schedule here, consider a private Mandarin tutor.

Mandarin One
Mandarin One
Mandarin Two
Mandarin Two
Chinese One
Chinese One
Hanyu Feng 500
Hanyu Feng 500

Register now for Fall classes

Each course meets 10 times, once a week, for for 1.5 hours. (To register: just click on the class name)

Note: “Mandarin” is our entry/beginner level

Portland Lloyd Center

Courses Day Time Date Price Location
Mandarin Three Tue 6:30 PM 01/08/2019 $150 Portland
Zánmen Jiéhūn Ba Tue 7:30 PM 01/08/2019 $150 Portland
Hanyu Feng 300 Wed 6:30 PM 01/09/2019 $150 Portland
Mandarin Two Wed 6:30 PM 01/09/2019 $150 Portland
Mandarin One Thu 6:30 PM 01/10/2019 $150 Portland

Beaverton Cedar Mills

Courses Day Time Date Price Location
Mandarin One Tue 6:30 PM 01/08/2019 $150 Beaverton
Mandarin Three Wed 6:30 PM 01/09/2019 $150 Beaverton
Mandarin Two Thu 6:30 PM 01/10/2019 $150 Beaverton

Tutoring on your Terms

Not seeing the class you need? Not finding something that fits your schedule?  We can arrange a  tutor to fit your schedule and address specific needs.  See our tutoring options

Mandarin Courses Customized for English Speakers

Mandarin One, Two & Three. These introductory classes will introduce you to Mandarin Chinese as it is spoken in Modern China. We start with the basics of pronunciation and sentence patterns. By the end of this series you will have solid foundation and basic conversational skills. These 3 course use Pinyin only (the phonetic representation of the language) and leave Chinese characters for a future class.

Each Mandarin course includes …
  • Online course materials
  • Printed course materials
  • Teachers who leverage your talents
  • Online quizzes and flashcards
  • Presentation slides make it easier to grasp

Here is a description of each class in the series
  • Mandarin One: In this course you will learn pronunciation, pinyin, basic grammar and something about Chinese culture. You will build a solid foundation for future study, while gaining practical language skills appropriate for everyday use in China and Taiwan. Check out a sample lesson from Mandarin One. 

  • Mandarin Two: Having mastered pinyin and simple grammar, the next step is to become more comfortable with sentences. We will explore more interesting grammar patterns, expand the vocabulary and learn how to engage native speakers in conversation. Check out a sample lesson from Mandarin Two.

  • Mandarin Three: While continuing to build vocabulary, this class will focus on conversations that frequently occur frequently when traveling in China. You will gain more confidence in conversation and deepen your understanding of modern Chinese culture. Check out a sample lesson from Mandarin Three.