School of Chinese Studies
Mandarin Meetup at China Institute
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.
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!
7/31 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Double Seventh Day 七夕节
There’s always something to look forward to in summer, such as the romantic Double-Seventh Day七夕节, which is on July 7th on the Chinese lunar calendar. This year, this festival falls on August 7th on the western calendar.
Double Seventh Day is a Chinese traditional festival celebrating the meeting of the two legendary lovers, cowherd and the weaver girl, in mythology, on the night of the seventh day of the seventh month on the Chinese lunar calendar every year. Because of this beautiful love story, Double Seventh Day is considered the Chinese Valentine’s Day.
Come join us and learn more about the legend and traditions of the festival 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!
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!
8/15 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Mandarin Meetup at China Institute Exploration of Chinese Literature | 中国文学之夜
The history, language, and diversity of Chinese literature are as rich as it is different from most of Western poetry and prose.
To understand the nuances, join us on August 15 to talk all things Chinese literature with Professor Steve Zhang, Senior Lecturer at China Institute. He has been an excellent bridge builder to varied essays and short stories that exemplify the tapestry of the field. You will also meet our Meetup facilitators who are native speakers and professional Mandarin instructors.
Participants will also have the opportunity to learn a little bit of Chinese calligraphy and enjoy a cup of tea.
This is a unique Meetup that takes place at the epicenter for Chinese education, art, and culture in New York City; we hope to welcome you at China Institute!
*Please note that all dates are tentative and subject to change.
If you have any questions, please contact Maisy Zhang: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext. 129