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World Languages Institute: Chinese (Mandarin)

Whether you want to speak Chinese for business or personal reasons, our beginning to advanced classes are a great way to learn Chinese.

Beginning classes focus on speaking Chinese but include an introduction to reading and writing Chinese. Lessons include how to:
•Identify and use the correct Chinese tones in pronunciation
•Engage in simple conversations
•Ask and respond to simple questions
•Write a selection of basic Chinese characters
•Read simple written phrases
•Begin to understand the differences between Chinese and Western culture

Higher level Chinese classes build on your existing skills to help you read, write, and speak Chinese with greater fluency. Lessons include how to:
•Engage in higher-level conversations
•Strengthen your Chinese vocabulary
•Expand your skills in writing Chinese
•Increase your ability to read Chinese
•Deepen your understanding of contemporary Chinese culture

Classes meet once a week in the evening for 8-10 weeks. All instructors are native Chinese speakers with extensive teaching experience.

Current Chinese (Mandarin) Classes

  • Chinese 1

    This course is for those who have not previously studied Mandarin Chinese. Students will be introduced to pronunciation, learn greetings and... More »

  • Chinese 2

    If you have taken Chinese 1 or have been away from the language for a while but already know some grammar and vocabulary, this course is for... More »

  • Chinese 3

    For students who have taken two quarters of Chinese or the equivalent. You will have the opportunity to work on the concepts learned in prev... More »

  • Chinese 4

    For students who have studied three quarters of Mandarin Chinese or the equivalent. Required text: Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1, 3rd ... More »

  • Chinese 5

    This course is for students who have completed the first four levels of Chinese or the equivalent. The focus is on grammar and conversation.... More »

  • Chinese 6

    This course is for students who have completed the first five levels of Chinese or the equivalent. The focus is on grammar and conversation.... More »

  • Chinese in Review

    For students who have taken twelve or more quarters of Chinese. This course will focus on reviewing grammar. Required text: Integrated Chine... More »

  • Doing Business with China - Series

    As China, the most populated country, is emerging as a key economic powerhouse in the new century, it is imperative for anyone doing busines... More »

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Jamie Lucero, Instructor and Translation Tools Expert

Jamie Lucero, Translation and Interpretation Certificate Instructor, is a translation tools expert who teaches others who are highly fluently bilingual how to use these tools. Read more. . .

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