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Adult Chinese Class


All age groups


No previous Mandarin experience is needed. Daily practice with the CD is necessary.

Class duration

30 lessons in total, 10 lessons/quarter, 1 lesson/week, 55 minutes/lesson.

Material needed

One CD package consists of 4 CDs. (Materials are available at school. $20 in total.)


Swan Li grew up in China. She received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Beijing University and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University. In the past, she taught classes at Beijing University and Central Institute of Finance and Economics in Beijing, and she gave lectures at Boston University. She believes in the power of language, story-telling, and knowledge.


Ni hao, good news for adults... It's never too late to learn Mandarin! The Adult Chinese Class is designed for non-native adult students to learn Chinese vocabulary and grammar correctly and easily in conversational settings without mindless repetition. These basic words, phrases, and sentences are carefully selected to be the most useful in everyday situations. You'll be thrilled to discover that you can hold a real conversation in Mandarin Chinese!

We give consideration to adults' busy schedules by not assigning endless homework or writing assignments. Your CD will help you practice when you drive to work, cook dinner, take a walk, jog, etc. This original and unique approach enables you to acquire Mandarin Chinese as effortlessly as children absorb their native language. Once-a-week Chinese lessons will provide you with opportunities to talk with the native instructor face-to-face, practice with your classmates, and learn about the Chinese culture in an encouraging and friendly environment. It is fun and effective. Don't miss it!

Please click here for practice material (enrolled students only).

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