An Introduction to Chinese


Get an Idea of What It Means to Learn the Language

© Raychan

Have you ever considered learning Chinese? If so, then this event is tailored for you. In collaboration with the Yang Language School, we want to give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Chinese language and calligraphy, the stylized artistic writing of Chinese characters. On a Saturday afternoon, teacher Yulong Wang will give an introduction to Chinese and thereby, a first sense of the language. Teacher Debby Germann-Yang will offer an introduction to calligraphy, where you will also receive the chance to write your own characters.

This event is for Asia Society members only and complimentary.



13:30 – Language Course

15:00 – Tea Break

15:30 – Calligraphy 

Attendance is limited to 8 participants.


The Yang Language School was founded in November 2010 with the aim of offering private and group courses in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) for adults and children. Founder and principal Debby Germann-Yang comes from Taiwan and has lived in Switzerland since 2005. She already worked as a language teacher in Taiwan and Switzerland, where she gained a lot of experience in teaching children and adults. All teachers of Yang Language School have a qualified education in the pedagogical field and have a lot of teaching experience.

For more information, please visit their website.

Also, for everyone who is interested in attending a Chinese beginner course after this <language afternoon> is more than welcome to book a class at Yang. More information on this will be shared on the day. Many other language schools and supportive information can be found on our website How to Learn Chinese.



Yulong is from Urumqi, Xinjiang, located in the northwest of China. He received his bachelor degree in English at Sichuan University in Chengdu. Yulong is now enrolled in a MA program at the University of Zurich, where he is in his final year of studying English linguistics and sinology. Before moving to Switzerland in January 2013, he worked as a translator in China and as a Chinese teacher at two schools in Beijing. He has been working at the Yang Language School since 2014.

Event Details

Sat 02 Feb 2019
1:30 - 5 p.m.

Yang Language School

Kalkbreitestrasse 69

8003 Zurich


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