Learn Mandarin Chinese with our unique curriculum. Evening classes conveniently located in downtown Portland, mobile study tools, and excellent instructors make it easier for you to succeed!
Learn to Speak
Our approach is simple. We introduce the language incrementally so you learn steadily without being overwhelmed. You participate in activities that make the language easier to understand and harder to forget. And our mobile accessible materials allow you to keep learning outside of class. More about our methods
Our lessons are available on mobile devices, computers and printed workbooks. You can read text and listen to audio while riding the bus or sitting in front of a computer. These lessons are designed to study in short bursts, which is good news if you have a busy schedule. More about our materials
Our teachers are enthusiastic about your progress. Seeing students become confident speakers is the best reward. Each class balances explanations with memorable conversational activities. We constantly compare notes to improve our effectiveness. Meet Our Staff
Register now for Fall classes
Each class meets for 1.5 hours once a week for ten weeks, from the 2nd week of June to the last week of August. (Note: to register, just click on the class name)
|Tue||Mandarin Two||$110||09/16/2014||6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Wed||Chinese Drama||$100||09/17/2014||6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Wed||Hanyu Feng 500||$110||09/17/2014||6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Wed||Mandarin Five||$100||09/17/2014||7:30 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Thu||Hanyu Feng 300||$110||09/18/2014||6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Thu||Intermediate Four||$100||09/18/2014||6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Thu||Mandarin One||$110||09/18/2014||6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Thu||Mandarin Three||$110||09/18/2014||6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
Which Class is Right for Me?
- Access to 10 online lessons
- Printed workbook of the lessons
- Teachers who care
- Breakout groups for focused practice
- Mandarin One: In this course you will learn pronunciation, pinyin, basic grammar and something about Chinese culture. You will build a solid foundation for future study, while gaining practical language skills appropriate for everyday use in China and Taiwan. Check out a sample lesson from Mandarin One.
- Mandarin Two: Having mastered pinyin and simple grammar, the next step is to become more comfortable with sentences. We will explore more interesting grammar patterns, expand the vocabulary and learn how to engage native speakers in conversation. Check out a sample lesson from Mandarin Two.
- Mandarin Three: While continuing to build vocabulary, this class will focus on conversations that frequently occur frequently when traveling in China. You will gain more confidence in conversation and deepen your understanding of modern Chinese culture. Check out a sample lesson from Mandarin Three.