Lunch and Learn: A Mandarin Read-Aloud Cultural Series


Join Us for Our First Fall Workshop on September 10, 2021

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 on the first Friday of every month at Noon ET 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.

Session Educators

Shenzhan Liao (host): Head of School of Chinese Studies at China Institute.

Guest educators will be added for each session.

Recordings of all programs are available on China Institute’s special YouTube playlist.

Previous Lunch and Learn Series are featured below. Click on the date links below the videos to see the featured texts.