Mandarin Jumpstart+VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Build a foundation in Mandarin through weekly classes for adult language learners
Asia Society is thrilled to launch a brand new Mandarin course series offered in partnership with iCanMandarin. Join us for a new cohort starting Wednesday, February 8, 2023, to gain conversation skills and insights into China’s art, culture, policy, sustainability, and business.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- 60 minutes a week
- Learn with peers
- Real teachers, no apps!
- Online & Interactive
- Meet where you are; proceed at your pace
EXCLUSIVE CURATED CONTENT
- Virtual 3-D Tour of Mirror Image: A Transformation of Chinese Identity
- China’s 20th Party Congress Analysis Hub
- Coal + Ice Podcast: A Conversation on Climate Change
- Interactive Toolkits and More!
Registration and Schedule
$320.00 every 2 months. Asia Society members and their friends receive 10% off. Use code “newyearmandarin” upon checkout.
For a limited time only! Schwarzman Scholars also receive 10% off. Use code "MandarinSchwarzman" upon checkout.
Weekly online classes are available on Wednesdays starting from February 8, 2023.
Every Wednesday starting from February 8, 2023
7:30—8:30 p.m. ET
Not available on Wednesdays? No worries, pick another time that you can join class weekly, and the first lesson starts on the date specified:
- Mondays, 7:30–8:30pm ET (first lesson on May 1)
- Thursdays, 7:30–8:30pm ET (first lesson on March 9)
- Saturdays, 10–11am ET (first lesson on April 8)
Check with your employer about education credits.
This course is designed for those with little to no prior knowledge of Chinese. The learning will focus on speaking for the needs of daily life. Pinyin (Chinese pronunciation guide system) as well as reading and writing of Chinese characters will also be introduced. Chinese culture is integrated along with the learning.
In about 40 lessons, this course will cover topics such as “The ABCs of Chinese,” “Greetings and Introductions,” “Family,” “Birthdays,” “Seasons and Weather,” “Likes and Dislikes,” and “Chinese Festivals.”
Learners will be able to greet people, and introduce themselves and their family members in a culturally appropriate manner. They will also be able to make simple conversations on the weather, and personal preferences for drinks and foods at social occasions. Along with learning the language, they will gain a basic understanding of Chinese cultural traditions imbedded in daily life and social settings.
Most importantly, this course will guide the learners to begin their study of the Chinese language on the right track, and help them build a solid foundation with ease, excitement and a lot of fun!
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