Asia Society Texas

Crash Course in Chinese – Beginner II – Business Chinese

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 – Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

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Asia Society Texas Center

This beginner course provides adult language learners with skills for use in the business world. The course will cover self introductions, job interviews, talking about one's daily schedule, office interactions, visiting and keeping in touch with clients, and other skills used in a business context. Students will create a foundation for long-term study or simply acquire the skills necessary for basic communication with Chinese businesses. This class emphasizes listening and pronunciation skills and does notrequire the memorization of written characters. Previous Beginner I or other Mandarin experience is recommended.

A textbook and DVD study guide created exclusively for this course will be provided, as well as online flashcards.

Course Dates

Wednesdays, January 25 – April 5 (10 weeks, There will be no class on March 15)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Additional courses are available:
Beginner I
Beginner II: Conversational Chinese

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.


  • Wednesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday and major holidays.
  • $400 Members, $450 Nonmembers. For questions, please contact [email protected]

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $7 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

Java Lava Cafe
Serving 100 percent premium Kona coffee from KarmaSu Coffee Farm in Hawaii, plus breakfast, lunch, and sweet treats, Java Lava Cafe is open for extended breakfast hours Wednesday–Sunday.

Wednesday – Friday, 7:30 am – 3 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm


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