Welcome to the Chinese Language Class Directory! This free online resource was created to help adult beginners easily locate group-based, in-person Mandarin Chinese language classes across the United States. The individual school or institute pages contain contact and location information, links to external websites, and (coming soon) in-depth profiles detailing course offerings and other relevant info. Additionally, users may browse by city or state.
Just scroll down to begin your search!
Nowadays, plenty of web-based services and CD/DVD programs are offering technology-enhanced ways to learn languages. Many of these options are affordable, convenient, effective, and pedagogically sound, and we definitely encourage students to explore them. Some of the best programs in this category even offer the opportunity to chat and learn one-on-one, in a stress-free environment, with a native speaker of your target language. Definitely worth trying!
However, learning anything from scratch—especially something as time and effort-intensive as a new language—requires the kind of structure and discipline that many adults find difficult to stick with, given busy schedules and competing priorities. In-person classes can offer structure, and can keep students accountable for their goals, just as traditional classroom learning did at the high school or college level.
Whichever route you chose, whether it be a course you find out about through this site or somewhere else, we wish you only the very best in your language learning adventures. Remember that you can definitely do it, and you’re never too old to learn something new if you put your mind to it. Practice speaking as often as possible—with other students, teachers, friends, or while traveling abroad—and you’ll solidify concepts you’ve already learned while constantly acquiring new words and phrases. Good luck!