Our Total Beginner Mandarin classes are designed for students with little to no background in Mandarin Chinese, and our engaging, professional teachers will guide you every step of the way.
Over the course of 8 weeks, you can expect to learn basic Mandarin conversation skills, pinyin, grammar, and vocabulary, as well as get an introduction to the writing system. Using a textbook oriented toward the spoken language, students learn to speak Mandarin while engaging in lively conversations and role play.
Digital materials are included in the cost of the class and will be sent to students prior to the first lesson.
Online Total Beginner Mandarin Classes meet once a week in small classes, with a minimum of 2 students and a maximum of 6. If there are 2 students enrolled, classes are 60 minutes. If there are 3 to 6 students enrolled, classes are 90 minutes.
Classes meet in Pacific Time and are held on Zoom.
In-Person Total Beginner Mandarin Classes meet once a week in small classes, with a minimum of 2 students and a maximum of 9. If there are 2 students enrolled, classes are 60 minutes. If there are 3 to 9 students enrolled, classes are 90 minutes.
Classes will meet at One Embarcadero Center, Lobby 1 in San Francisco.
Confirmation/Continuation of in-person classes are subject to CDC guidelines and may change based upon safety recommendations. Students must be fully vaccinated to join an in-person class and willing to show proof of vaccination upon request.
Coming Soon! Check back to see our updated schedule, or fill out our Language Class Scheduling Survey to help us plan the next cycle of Mandarin classes!
Online enrollments are processed via our secure Mindbody portal.
To enroll over the phone, please call 415-295-4757.