Level 1A
Jumpstart for Beginners
May. 2024 Cohort

This 8-week course helps complete beginners establish a strong foundation, build confidence in communicating, and foster a joyful connection with learning Mandarin.

  • Level:
    Complete Beginners
  • 8 weeks:
    May 13 - July 5, 2024.
  • Virtual lessons:
    Tues & Thu
    8-8:50pm EDT

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Conversation Focused

Interactive sessions in small groups (3-6 students) with a focus on conversational skills

Mandarin Immersion

classes delivered in Mandarin
80% of the time

Connections and Accountability

Exclusive community and pop-up excercises

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Master the pronunciations and tones; Read Pinyin properly. 
  • Understand the basic structures of Chinese characters;
    Read and write some simple ones.
  • Introduce yourself, family, and friends.
  • Talk about your nationality and hobbies.
  • Talk about time and dates, and make simple plans.
  • Order food in a simple manner.

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  • $399

  • Virtual Classes - 50min x 2 sessions / week
  • Small group (3 - 6 students)
  • Dynamic Practices for Self-Study
  • Flashcards, writing practices, speaking projects
  • Personalized Feedback
  • Feedback on your speaking projects
  • Additional Access 
  • Life-time access to live session recordings,
    12-month access to the learning materials.

Course Information

Start Date

Starting May 14, 2024, for 8 weeks.

Class Time

If the time slot doesn't work for you, please let me know your availability. We might open new sessions if there are enough interests.

Who is the course for?

This course is for complete beginners; or those who know a few words and sentences in Mandarin, but want to further work on their pronunciations and build a solid foundation.

Languages in Class

At the beginner level, we will use relatively a bit more English to make sure you feel comfortable exposed in Mandarin. The English to Mandarin ratio will be about 2:8

Refund Policy

Refund is available BEFORE the start date. 
Meet the instructor

Jun Wu

Hi friends, I'm Jun. I've been teaching Chinese language and culture for over a decade, and hold a B.A. in Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language, and a M.Ed in Curriculum Design and Teaching Methodology.

As a life-long language learner myself, I know what it’s like to feel stuck and lost when learning a second language. Now after having lived and taught in three different countries to students of all levels and ages, from elementary school to university courses, I'm fascinated not only by the differences among cultures, but how much we share in common. 

Together, we will make this learning process fun while making meaningful connections along the way!
Patrick Jones - Course author
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