Crash Course in Chinese – Beginner I
Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 – Monday, Apr. 3, 2017
06:30 PM – 08:30 PM
This beginner course provides adult language learners a basic introduction and foundation in Mandarin Chinese. This course will cover the Hanyu Pinyin phonetic transcription system, as well as the pronunciation and use of many common vocabulary terms and idiomatic expressions. Students will create a foundation for long-term study or simply acquire the skills necessary for basic communication while in China for business or pleasure. This class emphasizes listening and pronunciation skills and does not require the memorization of written characters or any previous knowledge of Chinese.
A textbook for this course will be provided.
About the Programs & Activities
Mondays, January 23 – April 3 (10 weeks; No class on March 13)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
About the Instructor
Jiaqi Lun is the course instructor and has taught the Crash Course in Chinese at Asia Society since its inception in fall 2014. While she is a gifted adult educator, she is also a Mandarin Chinese teacher in Houston Independent School District. She is certified to teach Kindergarten – 12th grade Mandarin Chinese as well as preparation courses for the Advanced Placement (AP) test in Chinese.
Lun is experienced in curriculum design and development. She wrote the Chinese II lesson exemplar for the Houston ISD LOTE Department and the textbook for Travel Chinese for the Chinese Community Center. Due to her strong work ethic, knowledge of instruction, and keen communication skills, Lun was nominated the Exemplary Teacher to Support Beginning Teachers as a KEY Teacher Leader in 2014 and was presented with the 2012-2013 Houston ISD Effective Teacher award.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
- $350 Members, $400 Nonmembers. For questions, please contact SCollins@AsiaSociety.org
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
- Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.
Special Offers / Dining
An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri’s little sister is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Events at Asia Society Texas Center
Mar. 10 – Jul. 29, 2018
FotoFest 2018 Biennial — India: Contemporary Photography and New Media Art
May. 26 – May. 26, 2018
An Evening with Apollo Chamber Players, Vân-Ánh Võ, and Vũ Nhât Tân
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