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Chinese Conversation Class–Central

When: Back to Calendar May 8, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Repeats: Weekly on Wednesday for 100 occurrences
Excluding: March 6, 2013, December 25, 2013, January 1, 2014
Where: Central Library Maple Tree Room (ask for access at Circulation Desk)
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington,VA 22201
USA
Cost: Free
Contact: 703-228-5996
Categories:
Language Conversation
Tags: @ Central

Practice speaking Chinese while discussing a variety of subjects.

Sessions are led by native Chinese speakers.

No registration is required.

 

Learn more about Language Conversation Classes at the Library.

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  1. Father of 8 month old says:

    May be bring babies to these classes or are there any opportunities to have classes Saturday mornings?

    Please see Dr. Patricia Kuhl’s Ted talk of why this would be beneficial to children in the community.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/patricia_kuhl_the_linguistic_genius_of_babies.html

    Thank you for considering this class time.

    • The Librarians says:

      Children are welcome as long as they are not disruptive to the rest of the class.

      Our Language Conversation Classes are taught by volunteers, and the schedule is based in part on their availability. So while we do not currently have plans for a Saturday morning class, we will keep the idea in mind as the program evolves.

      • Whitney says:

        I was wondering if you know of any other Chinese classes in the Arlington area? I’m not able to come to Wednesday nights, because I work then.

        • Matt C says:

          Not sure if they have adult classes, but check out Hope Chinese School. They have campuses around the area in VA and MD. The closest one to us in Annandale, which is held Sunday afternoons.

  2. Neighbor says:

    Do participants need to have a certain level of proficiency to join in?

  3. Interested Chinese Speaker says:

    Is this every Wednesday evening at the Central Library, or just certain days? Thanks!

  4. Tina says:

    Hello – I’m interested in these classes, but I know fewer than 30 Chinese characters. What level do I need to be at to take these classes? Is there a time of year when these classes begin?

    Thank you!

    • The Librarians says:

      Tina,

      Our conversation classes are informal sessions for people who want to practice speaking Chinese, and you can join at any time throughout the year.

      While you do not need to read a specific number of Chinese characters before you join, you should be comfortable conversing at a basic level.

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