"千 里 之 行 始 于 足 下 老 子 A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
This 8-week class meeting on Monday and Wednesday evenings is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese designed with the business or leisure traveler in mind. Students will learn basic introductions, how to begin a conversation, the four tones, the Pinyin Chart, counting, dates and times, travel phrases, food groups, how to order, and much more. The class will culminate with a meal at a local Chinese restaurant where students must utilize what they've learned to converse and order entirely in Mandarin.
Meet the Instructor
Amanda Smith studied linguistics and education for university. She also learned Mandarin Chinese for five years and has her TESOL certification. Her passion for the Chinese language led her to China where she immersed herself in the culture and continued to study the language for three years before moving back to the states. She currently teaches English as a second language and Mandarin Chinese to English speakers.