Crash Course in Chinese – Beginner II – Conversational Chinese
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 – Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017
07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
This Beginner II course is designed for adult students who have taken a Crash Course in Chinese Beginner I or who have learned Pinyin and basic conversation in Chinese. This course will provide a review of the previous class (numbers, self-introduction, shopping and ordering food), as well as cover new topics such as sharing about one’s hobbies, talking about date and time, making appointments on the phone, and giving directions.
Students will learn the pronunciation and use of many common vocabulary terms, basic grammar rules, and will engage in authentic conversations, which will highlight unique aspects of Chinese culture. This course emphasizes listening and speaking skills and does not require the memorization of written characters.
A textbook for this course will be provided.
Thursdays, January 26 – April 20 (12 weeks; No class on March 16)
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
About the Programs & Activities
About the Instructor
Jiaqi Lun is the course instructor and has taught the Crash Course in Chinese at Asia Society since its inception 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.
Ms. 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, Ms. 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.
Prior to teaching, Ms. Lun was a management trainee at Maersk Sealand, an account manager at Anthem Worldwide, and a print production manager at Procter & Gamble. Thanks to her business background, she has effective communication skills and extensive knowledge of doing business in China.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
- $400 Members, $450 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
Seating 40, the Jade Stone Café at Asia Society offers visitors an intimate place for sandwiches, salads, and sweets, plus free Wi-Fi service. For the menu and hours, please visit http://asiasociety.org/texas/visit/café.
Events at Asia Society Texas Center
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Jun. 1 – Jun. 1, 2017
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