School of Chinese Studies
Essential Chinese for Travelers
• Saturday Workshop (single session)
– Choose from one of the schedules: May 20, June 3, or June 17
– Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
– Fee: $90 (Materials Included)
• Thursday Short Course (2 sessions) : June 29 and July 6
– Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
– Fee: $120 (Materials Included)
Instructor: Carl Chen
This cultural & language workshop and short course are designed to introduce essential Chinese language and etiquette tips for travelers (tourists, exchange students, business people, etc.) who are interested in learning to speak basic Chinese for functional purposes. Participants will learn useful expressions for daily use such as greetings and proper terms of address, self-introduction, asking for directions, taking a taxi, shopping, and dining, among many others. They will also learn how to read simple Chinese characters and recognize public signs. Participants will also be introduced to Chinese culture so they can better understand and communicate with people in China. No prior knowledge of Chinese Mandarin is necessary to participate in the workshop or the short course.
The Saturday single-session workshop will include a lecture followed by language practice of fundamental Chinese. The 2-session short course will provide more detailed language instruction and participants will have more opportunities to practice and be able to communicate in Chinese upon completion.
For Questions Contact Tina Fang at: [email protected] or call 212-744-8181 ext 150