Mandarin 101 for Middle School Students

January 12, 2021 to March 2, 2021
8 weeks / 8 class hours
Tuesdays 1 hour
8:30-9:30pm Eastern; 7:30-8:30pm Central, 6:30-7:30pm Mountain, 5:30-6:30pm Pacific

Instructor: Ge
Location: Online via Zoom
Level: Beginner
Age: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
Class Size: Minimum 2 students; Maximum 4 students

Materials Needed: All material will be provided.

What can I expect to learn?
By the end of this course, you should be comfortable with the following:
Introductions, greetings/farewells, talking about food, asking for directions, talking about living environment, talking about clothes, asking for help, closing conversation. Each week will cover one of those listed topics.

Cost: $140

Payments options are as follows:
Pay in full by December 31, 2020: $140
Hold your spot today and pay the rest by December 31, 2020: $150 ($50 deposit. Additional $100 paid by December 31, 2020.)
Hold your spot and pay the rest by January 8, 2021: $170 ($50 deposit now. Additional $120 paid by January 8, 2021).

Payment is accepted by credit card, Venmo, Zelle, Google Pay, and Paypal.

about the instructor

Ge is a native speaker of Mandarin and Cantonese. She has a Bachelors in Economics from Guangdong Business University and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Georgia.

She worked as a service manager in California for 7 years while also teaching Chinese classes for adults for a local community organization. In 2005, she co-founded The Council of Overseas Chinese Services, a non-profit that aims to help overseas Chinese better integrate into all aspects of American society. It helps build understanding of education, healthcare, law, technology, and services within Chinese-American communities. The organization also works to promote understanding of Chinese culture among Americans in order to bridge communities.

Ge has also worked teaching private Chinese lessons for several American families moving to China for work purposes.

Ge gives back to the communities around her both on her own and through her organization. A few examples include mobilizing people post-Harvey services and providing training for other emergency scenarios.

She has received training in emergency intervention, legal advocacy, community service, medical interpretation, and homelessness prevention. Ge speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and English fluently. She also has experience with Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. She was also  trained in American Sign Language and Chinese Sign Language.

Ge is passionate about teaching Chinese language and culture. She tries to include much more than just language in her lessons. Her experience in healthcare, business, social work, and education help her meet every client’s diverse needs and connect with them where they are.