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Online Chinese 1 Course

Maybe you don’t know anything more than “nĭ hăo” and “xièxie,” or you’ve taken a decade off. Either way, you’re ready to change that!

Beginner Mandarin Chinese 1 is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and you want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational Chinese.

NEXT CHINESE 1 START DATE

Jan. 8, 2024. See all start dates

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From $399

Includes 20 hours of live instruction led by an expert instructor and access to activities & resources

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AN INTERACTIVE ONLINE GROUP CLASS

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WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR

Start here if you've never studied Chinese before or if you've taken a decade off and need a refresher.

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Basics of reading and writing pinyin. Chinese tones and word order. Question formation. Chinese numbers, dates, and times. Measurement and particles.

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HOW YOU'LL LEARN

With a small group (averaging six students per class and capped at ten), you'll have an opportunity to engage in conversational Chinese with other language learners with realtime feedback from the instructor.

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WHAT YOU'LL LEAVE WITH

By the end of our level one course, you'll know the basics of reading and writing pinyin, Chinese tones and word order, question formation, Chinese numbers, dates, and times, and measurement and particles.

The Fluent City curriculum is great. They provide a very logical progression to learning a language that makes it easier.
- Anthony C.

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Day & Time
Price

January 8th

Ends March 25th

Teacher

Stella

Monday

7 - 9PM EST

ONLINE

$399

Stella brings a unique approach to Chinese learning and fills her students with confidence.

About the Teacher

Stella is a native Chinese speaker who lived in Beijing and Shanghai for over 20 years and worked in finance media, TV, and music with multinational companies. She moved to the U.S. eight years ago and has been teaching Chinese and English as foreign language. She is a certified World Language educator, a Parvin fellow (in Journalism), and BA in linguistics. She believes in "teaching through entertaining" (寓教于乐).

What students are saying
Stella made my lesson really fun and her smile and upbeat energy were very appreciated!

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We love questions, almost as much as we love providing answers. Here are a few samplings of what we're typically asked, along with our responses

Do you hold classes on holidays?

We know our students and teachers probably have holiday plans, so we don't hold classes on Federal holidays.

Can I cancel my enrollment?

Plans change - we get it. You have until 7 days before the start date of your group course to make any cancelations or transfers. After that, we unfortunately cannot offer any refunds.

What if I enroll in the wrong level?

If you feel your level isn't the right fit, reach out to [email protected] before your second class and we will transfer you to a better fit, free of charge!

How many times do you group classes meet?

All of our group classes meet for a total of 20 hours of live instruction. Some courses meet 2 hours once a week for 10 sessions, while others meet 1 hour twice a week for a total of 20 sessions.

Are there any age restrictions?

Only students 18 years or older can participate in this course. If you are looking for options for students under 18, please check out our Kids and Teens page!

When should I sign up for my course?

As long as the group course has not been cancelled or it has spots left, there is no deadline to sign up. However, we strongly encourage you to sign up at least two weeks in advance in order to secure your spot!

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