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Lunch and Learn 午间中文

November 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Mandarin “Lunch and Learn 午间中文” is a free, online, monthly ‘Read-Aloud’ series for Chinese language learners of all levels.

Join us virtually to learn and practice Mandarin, while engaging with Chinese literature, poetry, history and more with fellow enthusiasts. Participants will enjoy live, interactive learning sessions with our language and cultural experts from home. Each session will start with a read-aloud in Mandarin of a carefully selected poem which represents both a touchstone to Chinese culture as well as text for practicing Mandarin language and pronunciation. Presentations on cultural elements including etymology, art and history will follow the read-aloud. Participants also have the opportunity to appreciate and write Chinese characters in ancient and modern forms.


Session Educators

Shenzhan Liao (host): Head of School of Chinese Studies at China Institute
Yongqiang Lin (co-host): Guest Faculty, East China Normal University

Speaker Bios:

Shenzhan Liao (廖申展): Hostess of the event. SVP of Education; Head of the School of Chinese Studies at China Institute. Ms. Liao oversees all educational programs and classes of Chinese language and culture at China Institute. Ms. Liao designs, moderates and produces online and onsite programs on a variety of topics including poetry read-aloud program Lunch and Learn, Music Chat, China Institute Literati Salon for the general public, as well as programs for K-12 educators on a variety of topics including mythology, history, art, and education.

Yongqiang Lin, [email protected]


November 4, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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