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Learn a Language: Introduction to Mandarin Chinese (8 weeks on Monday & Wednesday evenings, $365)

  • Oficio 136 Brookline Avenue, Suite 2A Boston, MA 02155 USA (map)
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"千 里 之 行 始 于 足 下 老 子 A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."

-Lao Tzu

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.

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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.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday, January 7, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Monday, January 14, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Monday, January 21, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Monday, January 28, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Monday, February 4, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Monday, February 11, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Monday, February 18, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Monday, February 25, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Dinner @ Local Chinese Restaurant TBA

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BRING

Just yourself! We will provide each student with all the materials for the class along with a notebook and pen for any notes. Students are welcome to bring laptops as well, though it is not required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

This is an introductory class and no previous experience is required.


QUESTIONS?

Meet the instructor, go over the syllabus, and ask any questions in person in these upcoming information sessions:

Wednesday, December 19th / 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Click to learn more & RSVP)

CLASS FEES

This class is $365 per student. There is a maximum of 8 students per class.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS CLASS.