Language Classes

NWCC Mandarin language student Bill White in Beijing in Summer 2016

NWCC Mandarin language student Bill White in Beijing in Summer 2016 story!

Spring 2017 Mandarin Chinese Language Classes

Northwest China Council is offering 10 weeks of Mandarin Chinese language classes starting  April 3, 2017 for students of all ability levels. Classes are small, fun, with lots of opportunity to speak. Students will receive individual attention. Students also learn phonetic Pinyin writing system and Chinese characters (including handwriting and Microsoft’s Chinese input method).

Most classes are taught by Willow Zheng, a native Mandarin speaker with more than 16 years experience in teaching Mandarin as a second language.  Except where necessary (at the beginning), classes are conducted in Mandarin Chinese, which is very beneficial for listening comprehension. We use the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, to help    students use language functions in the real world, and we emphasize Chinese culture and customs for students and businesses planning to travel to China.

Classes are held in the Center for Philanthropy on the second floor adjacent to  the Northwest China Council office in Old Town Chinatown: 221 NW 2nd Ave Ste 210, Portland, OR 97209.

Spring 2017 Class Schedule & Registration form: [click here]

Register on-line: [click here]

Language students are required to be Northwest China Council members.

To join:  [click here]