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Registration for Fall begins August 11, 2023

World Languages / CHINESE: BEGINNING
Image of two Chinese dog sculptures


Learn the most popular language in the world. Be able to speak accurately with tones from the start. At the end of the quarter, you will be able to recognize all the phonetic elements, read and speak Chinese through phonetics, and conduct simple conversations. Characters will be introduced in the second quarter. This class is ideal for parents who plan to help their children who are studying Chinese in school. Required textbook (Chinese Express: Book 1) can be purchased in the Adult School office.

Instructor: Lucia Wu,

Prerequisite: None

Textbook: Required textbook ("Chinese Express") can be purchased in the Adult School office









Palo Alto HS Rm 309
7:30–9:30 p.m.
Sep 12 - Nov 14
Tue, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
10 wks
10 wks
Palo Alto HS Rm 309

Student Comments

I signed up for Beginning Chinese because I wanted to get a basic understanding of Mandarin. I feel like I got a lot of practice with the tones and pronunciation. I now have a solid foundation for future practice.

Maren Scheiner

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