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
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.
Which class is right for me?
The table below should help give you an idea about where you might fit into our classes.
|Absolute Beginner||Mandarin One|
|Good with Pinyin||Mandarin Two & Three|
|Starting Characters||Chinese One|
|Improving Reading||Chinese One, Two, …|
|Intermediate Reading||Chinese 101, 102, … , 110|
|Reading and Conversation||Hanyu Feng 300 & 500|
Register now for 2018 Spring classes
Each class 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
|Hanyu Feng 300||Tue||6:30 PM||06/19/2018||$150||Portland|
|Mandarin One||Tue||6:30 PM||06/19/2018||$150||Portland|
|Hanyu Feng 500||Wed||6:30 PM||06/20/2018||$150||Portland|
|Mandarin Three||Wed||6:30 PM||06/20/2018||$150||Portland|
|Zánmen Jiéhūn Ba||Wed||7:30 PM||06/20/2018||$150||Portland|
|Mandarin Two||Thu||6:30 PM||06/21/2018||$150||Portland|
|Spoken Chinese||Thu||6:30 PM||06/21/2018||$150||Portland|
Tutoring on your TermsNot 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
What will you learn?
- Access to 10 online lessons
- Printed workbook of the lessons
- Teachers who care
- Online quizzes (excellent practice material!)
- Lesson content slides
- 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.