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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Introduction to the Chinese language and culture planned

NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Public Library and the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University are offering an introduction to the Chinese language and culture.
The program at the library, 133 Elm St., begins Feb. 10. It will be taught by Zhao Fang, a Mandarin Chinese language instructor and tutor who is from Taiyuan, China. Classes will be held weekly, 6-7:30 p.m. through March 31.
Classes are designed for individuals aged 18 and over who are planning to travel, study or do business in China, as well as those who just want to learn more about Mandarin Chinese and the culture of China.
Space is limited to 20 people and advance registration is required, online at http://www.librarychinese.eventbrite.com/ or by calling the library at 203-946-8835. There is a $10 fee payable at the first class, and students should bring writing materials.
This program is made possible by support from the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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