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Mandarin Meetup at China Institute

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Meet with like-minded people who are interested in Chinese and eager to practice! The Adult Language Program at China Institute hosts Mandarin Meetup groups to welcome everybody at our new location at downtown Manhattan. With facilitators who are native speakers and are professionally trained in teaching Chinese as a second language, you will get the most out of the meetups.

Expect more? You will get to admire our world-class and well-renowned exhibitions at the Gallery at China Institute (Free every Thursday till 8pm!). Also, you will get to learn a little bit of Chinese calligraphy with traditional Chinese tea being served freshly hot…. You won’t see Mandarin meetup groups like ours anywhere else in NYC!

You don’t need to speak Mandarin to join us at all. Our only expectation? Feel the Chinese culture and language, and enjoy communicating in Mandarin!

Winter schedule:
6:00PM-7:30PM
February 9, Thursday
February 23, Thursday
March 8, Wednesday
March 22, Wednesday

*Please note that all dates are tentative and subject to change.

If you have any questions, please contact Yiyu Jiang: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext. 129

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Free Tutoring Office Hours

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The free tutoring office hours are open to all registered students in group classes and Private Tutoring program to provide additional opportunities to practice Chinese with qualified native speakers. Each tutoring session is a 45-minute one-on-one segment that students need to sign up on a first come first served basis. During the office hours, trained and experienced language tutors interact closely with students to help with pronunciation, conversational skills, and review what has be taught in class.

The tutoring office hours are provided while group classes are in session, and are scheduled Mondays through Thursdays from 10:30am – 12:45pm and from 5:30 – 7:45pm. Registration can be made by call or in person.

Inquiries and Questions: Please contact [email protected] or call 212-744-8181, ext. 150


“Mandarin Table” at the Yale Club

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China Institute is co-hosting an event series “Mandarin Table” at the Yale Club.

At this series of lunches held lunchtime on the first Friday each month, you will get to enjoy a delightful lunch and practice your Chinese. Seasoned Mandarin Table program organizer Ms. Tina Li Sheff will lead the group and facilitate conversations.

Over delicious food at a member rate, participants get together to speak Mandarin Chinese with native speakers, learn Chinese culture, share learning experiences, and meet with fellow Mandarin Chinese language lovers. No charge. Just pay for your lunch (estimate: $20-$25/person).

Please note:

§ This opportunity is only open to students (intermediate to advanced) currently registered in the adult language program.

§ The table could accommodate 6 students from CI each Friday. So we refer our students on a first come, first served basis.

Please register with China Institute at: [email protected]