ADULT CLASSES

Private Language Tutoring

Grow your Mandarin Chinese language skills with an expert native-speaker Chinese instructor from China Institute.

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Language Classes

China Institute’s immersive group classes, led by experienced language teachers, offer a wide range of Chinese language courses at every proficiency level, from beginner to advanced.

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Studio & Music Classes

China Institute offers studio classes in the areas of traditional Chinese art including calligraphy, brush painting, as well as meditation classes including tai chi and qigong.
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Chinese Literature Classes

China Institute offers a variety of special interest classes that tailor to different interests and hobbies of our audiences in the areas of traditional art, literature, and more.
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PRIVATE LANGUAGE TUTORING

Grow your Mandarin Chinese language skills with an expert native-speaker Chinese instructor from China Institute.  If you’re looking for something completely integrated and tailored to your specific needs, 1:1 private tutoring might be your choice. Whether online or in-person, we can help you with: 

  • Speaking and Fluency Development 
  • Pronunciation / Accent Modification 
  • Listening Comprehension 
  • Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Writing
  • Chinese for Special Purposes
  • Test Prep (e.g., HSK) 
  • And more…

Both individual and small-group options are available. Get a personalized lesson plan and regular check-ins to help you reach your goals.  

Book more hours and earn more free lessons! Private lessons are booked in blocks of a minimum of 10 hours to begin with. Complimentary extra hours will be automatically added to your package if more than 20 hours are purchased at one time. A paid trial lesson is also available upon request. 

Take your next step and reach out today! 

For more information about the Private Tutoring Program for adults, please contact Fei Xue at fxue@chinainstitute.org 

LANGUAGE CLASSES

China Institute’s immersive group classes, led by experienced language teachers, offer a wide range of Chinese language courses at every proficiency level, from beginner to advanced. Our feature courses include but are not limited to Chinese literature, Classical Chinese, and Chinese philosophy, among many others.

Beginner

Beginner Intensive I (Levels 101 – 102)

Level 101

Level 102

Level 103

Level 104

10 Sessions (20 Hours)
$485 Member / $525 Non-Member
(Plus a $30 Non-Refundable Registration Fee)
This course is a continuation of Beginner Chinese 103. This class will bring students to a high beginner level. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to talk about daily activities, going to the movies, taking classes, and discussing sports…

Level 105

Intermediate

Intermediate Intensive III (Levels 205-206)

Level 201

Level 206

Heritage Chinese Intermediate II

Heritage Chinese Intermediate IV

Intermediate Conversation

Advanced

Level 301

Level 305

Advanced Reading II

Anything Goes 无所不谈: An Advanced Reading & Speaking Course

Literature and Society: Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese V

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STUDIO & MUSIC CLASSES

China Institute offers studio classes in the areas of traditional Chinese art including calligraphy, brush painting, as well as meditation classes including tai chi and qigong.

Studio

Brush Painting (Virtual)

Chinese Calligraphy (In-Person)

Tai Chi (In-Person)

Gateway to Dao — Meditation and Qigong 气功 (Virtual)

Guqin

Guqin Beginner

Guqin Intermediate

Pipa

Pipa Beginner I

Pipa Intermediate VI

Chinese Literature Classes

China Institute offers studio classes in the areas of traditional Chinese art including calligraphy, brush painting, as well as meditation classes including tai chi and qigong.

Chinese Literature

A Special Course by Ben Wang: A Ballad of Ballads: Li Bai’s Calling from Chang-gan 長干行

10 Sessions (20 Hours)
$550 Member / $590 Non-Member (Plus a $30 Non-Refundable Registration Fee)
Calling from Chang-gan must be studied to be loved for its full beauty of the poetry set in its remarkable music. It will be a Ben Wang’s special course offered in the spring semester of China Institute…

Masters of Modern Chinese Literature: Readings in Original Chinese Texts
中国现代文学名家精读

10 Sessions (20 Hours)
$550 Member / $590 Non-Member
(Plus a $30 Non-Refundable Registration Fee)
In this course, students will read the original texts and engage in an in-depth discussion of works by the five most phenomenal and unusually gifted masters. The works selected will include essays, short stories, and poems by Lu Xun (鲁迅 1881-1936)…

Modern China Through Film—Chinese Families in Transition

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