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 for 8-10 weeks. All instructors are native Chinese speakers with extensive teaching experience.


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Current Chinese (Mandarin) Classes

  • Basic Conversational Chinese

    Let’s improve basic Chinese speaking skills! Immerse yourself in Chinese and boost your speaking skills in practical real-life contexts while learning more vocabulary. More about Basic Conversational Chinese

  • Chinese 1 Intensive

    This twice-weekly course is for those who have not previously studied Mandarin Chinese. Students will be introduced to pronunciation, learn greetings and the use of practical, spoken Chinese. Required text: Integrated Chinese Volume 1,4th ed. (simplified) ISBN: 978-1-62291-135-6. Check online... More about Chinese 1 Intensive

  • Chinese 2 Intensive

    In this twice-weekly course, students will develop basic skills in pronunciation, speaking, and comprehension as you learn new grammar and vocabulary.Required text: Integrated Chinese Volume 1,4th ed. (simplified) ISBN: 978-1-62291-135-6. Check online for best prices, not available at BC bookstore More about Chinese 2 Intensive

  • Chinese 3 Intensive

    For students who have taken two quarters of Chinese or the equivalent. You will have the opportunity to work on the concepts learned in previous levels, while continuing to learn principles of the Chinese language. Required text: Integrated Chinese Volume... More about Chinese 3 Intensive

  • Chinese 4 Intensive

    For students who have studied three quarters of Mandarin Chinese or the equivalent. Required text: Integrated Chinese Volume 1,4th ed. (simplified) ISBN: 978-1-62291-135-6. Check online for best prices, not available at BC bookstore More about Chinese 4 Intensive

  • Chinese in Review: Level 5-6

    For students who have taken Chinese and would like to review major topics covered in Chinese 5 - Chinese 6. Required text: Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 2, 3rd ed. (simplified) ISBN-13: 978-0887276705. Workbook ISBN-13: 978-0887276743 More about Chinese in Review: Level 5-6

  • Chinese in Review: Levels 1-4

    For students who have taken Chinese and would like to review major topics covered in Chinese 1 - Chinese 4. Required text: Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 2, 3rd ed. (simplified) ISBN 978-0-88727-638-5. Workbook ISBN 978-0-88727-640-8 More about Chinese in Review: Levels 1-4

  • Chinese 1

    This course is for those who have not previously studied Mandarin Chinese. Students will be introduced to pronunciation, learn greetings and the use of practical, spoken Chinese. Required text: Integrated Chinese Volume 1,4th ed. (simplified) ISBN: 978-1-62291-135-6. Check online for... More about Chinese 1

  • 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 you. You will develop basic skills in pronunciation, speaking, and comprehension as you... More about Chinese 2

  • 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 previous levels, while continuing to learn principles of the Chinese language.Required text: Integrated Chinese Volume 1,4th... More about Chinese 3

  • Chinese 5

    This course is for students who have completed the first four quarters of Chinese. The focus is on grammar and conversation. Required text: Integrated Chinese Volume 2, 4th ed. (simplified) ISBN-13: 978-1622911417 More about Chinese 5

  • Chinese 7

    This course is for students who have completed the first six levels of Chinese or the equivalent. The focus is on grammar and conversation. Required text: Integrated Chinese Volume 2, 4th ed. (simplified) ISBN-13: 978-1622911417 More about Chinese 7

  • Chinese 8

    This course is for students who have completed the first seven levels of Mandarin Chinese or the equivalent. Class includes work on patterns and vocabulary and explores cultural topics. Required text: Integrated Chinese Volume 2, 4th ed. (simplified) ISBN-13: 978-1622911417 More about Chinese 8