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. More about our methods

Online Courses with Zoom

Due to the pandemic, we will be offering our courses online with Zoom. We’ve done a couple of trial runs and the students loved it. Zoom is free for participants and it runs in your browser. No setup required. 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

Start of Spring classes pushed out one week.

Due to the pandemic, we will start spring classes during the week starting on April 6th. Each course meets 10 times, once a week, for for 1.5 hours. (To register: just click on the class name)

Note: Mandarin classes are entry level, and Chinese classes are intermediate.

Portland Lloyd Center

Courses Day Time Date Price Location
Chinese Two Mon 6:30 PM 04/06/2020 $150 Portland
Hanyu Feng 500 Tue 6:30 PM 04/07/2020 $150 Portland
Mandarin Two Tue 6:30 PM 04/07/2020 $150 Portland
Chinese One Wed 6:30 PM 04/08/2020 $150 Portland
Mandarin One Wed 6:30 PM 04/08/2020 $150 Portland
Hanyu Feng 1100 Thu 6:30 PM 04/09/2020 $150 Portland
Mandarin Three Thu 6:30 PM 04/09/2020 $150 Portland

Beaverton Cedar Mills

Courses Day Time Date Price Location
Mandarin Three Tue 6:30 PM 04/07/2020 $150 Beaverton
Mandarin Two Wed 6:30 PM 04/08/2020 $150 Beaverton
Mandarin One Thu 6:30 PM 04/09/2020 $150 Beaverton

Tutoring on your Terms

Not seeing the class you need? Not finding anything 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.