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.
Jan. 8, 2024. See all start dates
Includes 20 hours of live instruction led by an expert instructor and access to activities & resourcesSELECT DATE & TIME
Start here if you've never studied Chinese before or if you've taken a decade off and need a refresher.
Basics of reading and writing pinyin. Chinese tones and word order. Question formation. Chinese numbers, dates, and times. Measurement and particles.
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.
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.
Ends March 25th
7 - 9PM EST
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).
Stella made my lesson really fun and her smile and upbeat energy were very appreciated!
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We know our students and teachers probably have holiday plans, so we don't hold classes on Federal holidays.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Dive deep into the curriculum, the course structure, and what you can achieve during the lessons ― straight from our advisors