Adult Chinese Language – Summer 2017



Summer Registration Is Now Open!

Register by May 31 to receive up to $50 discount off tuition (Intensive Classes) and $25 (Regular Classes)! Classes start on July 10, 2017.

China Institute’s fully immersive group classes, led by experienced language teachers, offers a wide range of the Chinese language courses at every proficiency level, from beginner to advanced. We also offer language classes with a specialized focus on grammar, reading, speaking and writing.

Not sure which level to register for? Schedule an appointment for a quick in-person assessment! Please contact Tina Fang at [email protected], call 212-744-8181, ext. 150, or submit your information through our contact form online.

Please note:
•Course materials are not included in the tuition fee and are available for purchase at China Institute.
•We run small-sized classes. Registration will be closed when a class is full.
•Class schedules are subject to change. A class will be canceled if registration is low.

Address:
100 Washington Street(Enter via 40 Rector Street), 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-744-8181 Fax: 212-628-4159

Summer 2017 Course Listing (7/10 – 8/10)

INTENSIVE

DAY

TIME

Beginner Intensive I (Levels 101-103)
Mon Tue Wed Thu
12:30pm–4:00pm

This class is designed for students who are interested in studying Mandarin Chinese at a faster pace, i.e., completing Beginning Chinese 101, 102, and 103 in 10 weeks. Upon completion, a solid foundation will be established both in pronunciation (initials, vowels and most importantly, the tones) and fundamental knowledge of the Chinese characters. Students will be able to carry out conversations on daily activities and master about 200 Chinese words and expressions. The textbooks required for this course are Road to Success: Threshold and Lower Elementary, Vol. 1.

20 sessions (70 hours)
$1,500 member / $1,550 non-member
(plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee)


Monday - Thursday
12:30pm–4:00pm
Instructor: TBA
Beginner Intensive II (Levels 104-106)
Mon Tue Wed Thu
12:30pm – 4:00pm

This class is designed for students who are interested in studying Mandarin Chinese at a faster pace, i.e., completing Beginning Chinese 104, 105 and 106 in 10 weeks. This course is a continuation of the Beginner Intensive. Upon completion, student will be able to carry on daily conversations and master about additional 200 Chinese words and expressions. Students will also be expected to write simple sentences in Chinese characters. The textbook required for this course is Road to Success: Lower Elementary, Vol. 2.

20 sessions (70 hours)
$1,500 member / $1,550 non-member
(plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee)


Monday – Thursday
12:30pm – 4:00pm
Instructor: TBA
Intermediate Intensive I (Levels 201-203)
Mon Tue Wed Thu
12:30pm – 4:00pm

This course is a continuation of the beginner level classes, and is designed for students who are interested in studying Mandarin Chinese at a faster pace, i.e., completing Intermediate Chinese 201, 202 and 203 in 10 weeks. The textbook required for this course is Road to Success: Elementary, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

20 sessions (70 hours)
$1,500 member / $1,550 non-member
(plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee)


Monday - Thursday
12:30pm – 4:00pm
Instructor: TBA

BEGINNER

DAY

TIME

Level 101
Mon Wed
6:30pm-8:30pm

This course is designed for absolute beginners with little or no knowledge of Chinese Mandarin. This class will introduce the phonics of Chinese Mandarin, sounds and tones, using the pinyin Romanization system. Upon completion, students will be expected to establish a solid foundation in Chinese pronunciation (initials, vowels and most importantly, the tones). In addition, students will easily master about 80 basic Chinese characters, most of which are very commonly used to construct other characters. Students are also expected to be able to conduct short daily conversations, including greetings, expressing gratitude, and introducing oneself and others, etc. The textbook required for this course are Road to Success: Threshold.

10 sessions (20 hours)
$465 member / $505 non-member
(plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee)


Monday & Wednesday
6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: TBA
Level 102
Tue Thu
6:30-8:30pm

This class will continue to build on the pronunciation and tones taught in Beginning Chinese 101. In addition, this course will cover the topics of making acquaintance, describing oneself, making appointments, discussing everyday situations, asking various types of questions, making suggestions or comments, etc. The textbook required for this course is Road to Success: Lower Elementary, Vol.1. (Lessons 1-6).

10 sessions (20 hours)
$465 member / $505 non-member
(plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee)


Tuesday & Thursday
6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: TBA
Level 103
Mon Wed
6:30-8:30pm

This class will continue to introduce new vocabulary and sentence patterns. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to communicate about daily necessities, including shopping, making a purchase, and going to the bank, among many others. The textbook required for this course is Road to Success: Lower Elementary, Vol.1 (Lessons 7-12).

10 sessions (20 hours)
$465 member / $505 non-member
(plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee)


Monday & Wednesday
6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: TBA
Elementary Conversational Chinese
Mon Wed
6:30pm-8:30pm

This conversational course provides optimal opportunities for students to acquire better speaking skills in Chinese with the emphasis on natural, colloquial usage of the language. It is designed for students who have completed up to Level 106 in our Chinese classes or at an equivalent proficiency level, but wish to advance their conversation level. This class is highly conversational, interactive and communicative.

10 sessions (20 hours)
$465 member / $505 non-member
(plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee)


Monday & Wednesday
6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Lan Yang
Heritage Chinese Beginner I
Mon Wed
6:30pm-8:30pm

This course is designed specifically for heritage Chinese students who possess speaking skills but limited reading and writing skills in Chinese. It will introduce more functional vocabulary and sentence patterns and phrases, and provide a systemic review of grammar through reading texts in various cultural related topics. Writing is also an important part of the training in this class.

10 sessions (20 hours)
$465 member / $505 non-member
(plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee)


Monday & Wednesday
6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Xiaoling Dong

INTERMEDIATE

DAY

TIME

Intermediate Conversation
Tue Thu
6:30pm-8:30pm

This class is designed for students who have completed up to Level 106 in our Chinese classes or at an equivalent proficiency level. The class will help students speak the language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most informal conversational and business settings. The class is highly conversational and interactive, with a focus on live conversations and discussions to achieve fluency of the spoken Chinese. Topics for discussion revolve around a wide range of themes, including latest hot topics in China and worldwide.

NO textbook is required to purchase for this class. Materials will be provided in class.

10 sessions (20 hours)
$465 member / $505 non-member
(plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee)


Tuesday & Thursday
6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: TBA

ADVANCED

DAY

TIME

Hot Topics in China (Advanced Speaking & Reading)
Tue Thu
6:30pm-8:30pm

This course is designed for those who have achieved an overall high intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in the Chinese language and wish to advance their spoken fluency and sophistication. Students will be fully engaged in discussions on a variety of reading topics about China’s economy, politics, social problems and cultural issues.

NO textbook is required to purchase for this class. Materials will be provided in class.

10 sessions (20 hours)
$465 member / $505 non-member
(plus a $25 non-refundable registration fee)


Tuesday & Thursday
6:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Wei Tang