Chinese Mandarin

Course number : 140040   ID : 64726   
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A beginning class in Conversational Chinese using Mandarin, the national standard language in China required in government, education, military and business. There are 142 dialects in China, and this experienced teacher will not only teach you the basics of the most important one, but also introduce you to some basic written characters, both numbers and vocabulary, that are common to all. At the end of class you will be able to properly pronounce approximately 150 words and be able to converse about health, time, weather and money, count to 1,000 and read and write numbers 1 through 999.

Class Details

8 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Wed

Northside Learning Center

Philip Beekley 



Please read:  Students can purchase the textbook 'Conversational Mandarin Chinese Online, Simplified Character Version' by Tien-Wei Xie, from the instructor at the first class session for $18. The textbook can also be purchased online from either Barnes & Noble,, or, but should wait until the week before the first class date, in case the class is cancelled due to insufficient registrations.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/31/2017 - 8/23/2017 Weekly - Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM San Antonio, Northside Learning Center  Map, Room: C106 Philip Beekley