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!

Summer 2017 Mandarin Chinese Language Classes 

Northwest China Council is offering 8 weeks of Speak Mandarin Now! Chinese language classes starting June 21, 2017 for Beginner students. Classes are small, fun, with lots of opportunity to speak. Students will receive individual attention. Students also learn phonetic Pinyin writing system and continue to practice on an online system.Introducing a new instructor Miss Xia. $120 Introductory price. Membership required.

Summer 2017 Speak Mandarin Now! Class Schedule & Registration form: [click here]


Continuing classes are taught by Willow Zheng, a native Mandarin speaker with more than 17 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 210J, Portland, OR 97209.

Continuing classes begin in August. Click Here for Registration Info

Register on-line: [click here]

Language students are required to be Northwest China Council members.

To join:  [click here]