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
Our mobile accessible materials allow you to keep learning between classes. Review lessons, listen to audio and take quizzes while riding the bus or lounging at home. The courseware is designed for people with busy schedules. More about our study tools.
Online Courses with Zoom
Due to the pandemic, we will be offering our courses online with Zoom. We’ve been using it for a couple months and it works well. Zoom is free and it runs in your browser. No setup required. If you don’t find a class that fits your schedule, consider a private Mandarin tutor.
Start of Fall classes begins in mid September.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, our Fall classes will all be online. Each course meets 10 times, once a week, for for 1.5 hours. (To register: just click on the name of the class)
Note: Mandarin classes use pinyin (the phonetic representation of Chinese), while Chinese classes transition to Chinese characters (汉字).
|Chinese CC301上1||Tue||6:30 PM||09/15/2020||$150||Online|
|Mandarin One||Tue||6:30 PM||09/15/2020||$150||Online|
|Chinese Study Group||Tue||7:00 PM||09/15/2020||$150||Online|
|Chinese CC301下1||Wed||6:30 PM||09/16/2020||$150||Online|
|Mandarin Two||Wed||6:30 PM||09/16/2020||$150||Online|
|Chinese CC301下2||Thu||6:30 PM||09/17/2020||$150||Online|
|Hanyu Feng 1100||Thu||6:30 PM||09/17/2020||$150||Online|
|Mandarin Three||Thu||6:30 PM||09/17/2020||$150||Online|
Tutoring on your TermsNot 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
- Online course materials
- Printed course materials
- Teachers who leverage your talents
- Online quizzes and flashcards
- Presentation slides make it easier to grasp
- 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.