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"CLA 16" Mandarin Crash Course

Learn Chinese in 16 Hours.

Effective, motivating, and fun. This program is the best foundation to start your Chinese learning journey. Join us! Experience the most productive 16 hours in learning.

“CLA 16” Mandarin Chinese Crash Course
The “CLA 16” Mandarin Chinese Crash Course is a 16 hour program designed to introduce the beginner student to the structure of the Mandarin language and guide the student to build a foundation to develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese. This program was designed by Ms. Ysabella Chen and has served thousands of students since its debut in 2013. 
Course Goals and Learning Objectives
•    Have a solid understanding of the structure of Mandarin Chinese (pronunciation, writing system and grammar). 
•    Have basic skills to communicate with your Chinese-speaking family members, friends and business contacts. 
•    Learn to write at least 100 Chinese characters and recognize many more. 
•    Be able to use the Pinyin system to pronounce any new Chinese word you encounter in the future with correct tones.
•    Be able to type Chinese on a regular keyboard. 
•    Start using Mandarin Chinese skill for business and daily life.

CLA Practical Chinese Program
The CLA Practical Chinese Program is designed for students who need to learn practical skills in Chinese Mandarin and have a goal to achieve professional proficiency.  The student will acquire Chinese Mandarin naturally through efficient instruction, situational practices, and dynamic assignments.  Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Mandarin through a communicative teaching approach and obtain the capability to use the language in real life and business situations.  


This intensive program has four levels: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced, and Proficient.  Complete beginner students are advised to take "CLA 16" course first before joining the Practical Chinese Program.

Multiple locations. Convenient schedules on weekends and evenings.
Make-up sessions are available upon request.

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Group Class

Five Proficinecy Levels

Evening and Weekend Schedule

Multiple Locations 

Affordable, productive and fun 

Customized Corporate Training

Designed for your business

Offered on your site

Effective and motivating

1 on 1 Class 

Offered online or in-person

Meet at your location

Flexible and personal

High-quality program offered by local CLA teachers

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Have Questions?

We welcome you to contact us or read our FAQ section.

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