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Bite-sized Chinese - Introduction to the Chinese Characters

Live Class with Grading
  • Class sessions recorded for later viewing
  • Class may be shared among family members

Nearly 1.5 BILLION people speak Chinese today

Our bite-sized Chinese classes will inspire your student

to get a taste of learning the language this spring!

This short course introduces students to the most common Chinese radicals(symbols) that are "word within the word". Students will enjoy learning the etymology of the Chinese characters and master new vocabulary associated with these common radicals. 

Learn the most important radicals that give the 'keys' to the meanings of many Chinese characters in a fun and engaging way.

No previous knowledge of Chinese is required

Live class will meet on Tuesdays 1 to 2pm CST on February 6th & 13th to study the topics for two weeks.

Recorded sessions are available for students with any scheduling conflicts. 

No textbook is needed as all study materials including PDFs and online resources will be provided free of charge

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This series of bite-sized classes are designed to provide your student with an understanding of the basic principles of spoken Chinese as well as the written language.

The main focuses are on introducing the Chinese culture and arts to inspire students to explore its history over 40 centuries, learning to pronounce Mandarin Chinese with the romanized Pinyin system, writing Chinese characters through the common radicals, and using Chinese numerals in everyday Chinese speaking contexts.

This spring we are offering a number of suggested pathways through the mini-courses, depending on the topics and depth desired. Of course, you are welcome to mix and match the bite-sized class any way you like!

More upcoming sessions listed below are planned for this spring:

Bite-sized Chinese serial classes - Chinese New Year

Bite-sized Chinese serial classes - A Bite of China

Bite-sized Chinese serial classes - Chinese Calligraphy

Bite-sized Chinese serial classes - Introduction to Chinese Characters with Radical Study

Bite-sized Chinese serial classes - Chinese Characters and Genesis (Self-paced and FREE)

Bite-sized Chinese: Pinyin Foundation: Romanized Chinese 

Bite-sized Chinese: Chinese Numerals & More 

Bite-sized Chinese: My Chinesepod 

All lessons have downloadable content that lets you take learning on the go! 

No textbook is needed! All lessons are self-contained and any relevant study materials are provided free of charge

Our SMALL live classes are designed for the beginner students to explore the Chinese language in a fun and engaging way. 

Get a taste of learning Chinese live with a native speaker today! 

About the teacher:

A native Chinese speaker, Mrs. Hong was born and raised in China with a B.A. degree in Education and a B.S. degree in the States. Mrs. Hong started to teach Chinese in local language schools since 1998, and taught online classes since 2009 as well as tutoring advanced Chinese to college students. As a homeschooling parent, she has home educated her daughter to college and her son to high school level.

Mrs. Hong loves sharing her knowledge of Chinese in the homeschooling community, and she enjoys to spark the interest in her students of all age to learn MAndarin Chinese. 

You can attend any live class from a computer or mobile device by entering CurrClick Live from the My Classes and Clubs section of your Account page. Upon your first session, you may be prompted to download the plugin. Be sure to download the free Adobe Connect app from your mobile device's app store.

CurrClick Live Withdrawal/Refund Policy (Applies only to classes of more than 4 sessions.)

  • Withdrawal before 2nd session: Full refund of class fee
  • Withdrawal after 2nd session, but before 3rd session: Refund of 2/3rds class fee
  • Withdrawal after 3rd session, but before 4th session: Refund of 1/3rd class fee
  • Withdrawal after 4th session: No refund

CurrClick Live Withdrawal/Refund Policy for HYBRID Classes

All hybrid classes will be fully refunded if the withdrawal request is submitted before the kick-off session. If the withdrawal request is made within 24 hours of the kick-off session, the class will be refunded at 75%. If the withdrawal request is made more than 24 hours after kick-off session, no refund is available for that class.

Use our Contact Us link to start the withdrawal process. If the class included downloadable materials, you must return them and agree to delete them from your device. Your refund will be processed within five business days.

When you purchase this class, your email address will be sent to the teacher so they may contact you.
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February 6, 2018
3:00 pm Central Time
60 minutes
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