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Workshop: Mandarin for Beginners

Presented by Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco
Saturday, 6/11/2022
3:00 - 5:00
Sunset Program Room

1305 18th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
United States

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This is an introductory 8-week course for those who have only limited to no prior experience of Mandarin. This class introduces students to Mandarin pronunciation, tones, basic grammar patterns and conversation. Students have an opportunity to learn about topics including family, professionals, hobbies, dining and traveling. During classes, we also introduce Taiwanese culture and include some hand-on activities.

Teacher Vivian Dai, a Taiwanese native, has been living in the Bay Area for 10 years. Previously she taught Mandarin in schools in Edinburgh and London before moving to the Bay Area. She enjoys teaching adults and young children. Teacher Vivian likes to incorporate culture into her teaching, for example, Chinese calligraphy and Tai Qi. She believes learning a new language fosters friendship and connection with people.

Registration is required.


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This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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Questions about the program or problems registering? Contact For accommodations (such as ASL interpretation or captioning), call (415) 557-4400 or contact Requesting at least 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.

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