Did you know Mandarin Chinese has a history of over 3,000 years and is spoken by more people than any other language? Students in this class will learn the language and be introduced to the culture of the beautiful country of Taiwan. Learning Chinese improves brain function, yet it is not as difficult to learn as you may think. While English uses phonetic writing, tenses, cases, plurals, and genders, Chinese uses pictograms and semi-phonetic ideograms.
Why learn Mandarin? Taiwan, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and China and many other Asian countries speak Mandarin. Travelers to these countries can venture about more easily when they know some of the language. Professionals in business can have better success with overseas business partners. Lifelong learners can tap into a fascinating culture while challenging their brain with a different language. Adults of all ages are welcome to join this class. Class will include all textbooks and authentic mandarin meal.