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 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.
Fall/Winter 2020 Schedule
Current Session Educators
Shenzhan Liao (host): Head of School of Chinese Studies at China Institute.
Maya Zhang (guest speaker): A language expert and educator teaching extensively at the United Nations, China Institute, and schools in the U.S. and internationally, Ms. Zhang will share her passion of Chinese culture and knowledge on the pictographic Chinese characters with our participants.
Wanling Zhang (guest speaker): Ms. Zhang is Director of Education at China Institute, in charge of the Adult Language and Studio Programs. A passionate tea lover with years of experience in tea tasting and tea meditation (Zen), Ms. Zhang will share tips of Chinese tea culture and traditional tea rituals.
Recordings of all programs are available on China Institute’s special YouTube playlist.