Course Promotions

Descriptions of some of our current class offerings.
  • Hanyu Feng Reading and Conversation Classes

    Hanyu Feng Reading and Conversation Classes

    Effective Chinese is not just for Beginners! Our “Hanyu Feng” courses are the top level of our 4 tiers. The name, Hanyu Feng, is actually a series of graded readers. The books are written in Chinese characters, with no pinyin. During the class the students use Mandarin discuss the content of the book with the help of the teacher. This is the be...

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  • Mandarin One-Two-Three

    Mandarin One-Two-Three

    Effective Chinese might be the only school in the US to offer 3 courses of pinyin only (ie, no characters). We understand that people with jobs don’t have time to learn a new language and a new writing system at the same time. We also developed our own course materials because there aren’t many that support pinyin only instruction. This is g...

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  • Check out our Facebook Page

    Check out our Facebook Page

    We’ve started publishing more material to use our Facebook page. One of our weekly features is a mini-lesson of useful expressions that seldom get included in course materials. The Facebook page will have an illustration with useful dialog, a brief explanation and link back to the blog, where you can listen to the audio, and get a breakdown of the ...

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  • Hanyu Feng Classes

    Hanyu Feng Classes

    Hanyu Feng (汉语风) means “Chinese Breeze”.  It is the name of a series of graded readers. The books are written with Chinese characters and no pinyin subscripts. There are Three levels: 300, 500 and 750.  The numbers correspond to the level of the vocabulary, as measured by the HSK* rating system.  There are 6 to 8 books in each level, and each book...

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  • New class: Chinese 102

    New class: Chinese 102

    Chinese 102 is the same level as “Chinese Two”, but it uses a different book. Lin laoshi felt that this book is better, because of the grammar sequence and student exercises. After using it during Spring term, her students are happy and feel it is helping them learn characters more quickly. If you are just starting to learn characters and wanti...

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