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Introduction to Mandarin Chinese in NYC

Today one-fifth of people on the planet speak Mandarin Chinese, and that number continues to grow. From China and Taiwan to Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and New York City’s own large Chinese communities, Mandarin is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. As China’s economic power continues to grow, Mandarin is quickly becoming the international language of business. Learning the language can provide a distinct advantage in today’s highly competitive global job markets. Spend a week immersed in the study of this increasingly important language. Through dynamic and interactive exercises, develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, along with basic pronunciation and tones. Become familiar with the Pinyin transliteration system and basic radicals, and learn both traditional and simplified characters. Studying Chinese also means becoming familiar with the Chinese culture, its people, and its history. Take advantage of studying in NYC with excursions to Chinatown and the Museum of Chinese in America, where you will converse with native speakers and experience Chinese food, music, art, and cultural traditions. Upon completion of this course, you’ll gain beginner-level conversational skills, an understanding of basic grammar rules, and an appreciation for Chinese history and culture.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Beginner-level Mandarin conversational skills
  • An understanding of basic grammar rules
  • Familiarity with traditional and simplified Chinese characters
  • An appreciation of Chinese history and culture

Ideal for

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students who are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese
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