This one-week program is an excellent way to acquire or improve language skills in a short amount of time. Our dynamic and interactive classes, taught by native-speaking professional instructors, focus on building oral communication skills in a fun and supportive environment.
At the Beginner level you have either no previous knowledge of Mandarin or some exposure from a beginner course. You learn to share information about yourself and ask basic questions of those around you. You learn structure and vocabulary that allow you to function in everyday settings such as ordering food in a restaurant or asking for directions. The needs of the students will determine specific topics in the class; however possible topics may include travel, food, shopping, transportation, family and business. You will begin to understand complex language structures in an immersion classroom setting and, while learning to speak primarily in the present tense, you may begin to express yourself in the past and future tenses
The format of this course is in-class summer institute. This course is also offered throughout the year as in-class.