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Mandarin Chinese Language Classes for Adults

Days

Hours

Class

Level

Description

Saturdays, April 8 - June 24, 2017 (11 weeks) [No class May 27 for Memorial Day weekend]

10-11:30 am (1.5 hours a week)

Mandarin Chinese for Adults

Beginners, Level 1

This class concentrates on correct pronunciation using pinyin (the phonetic alphabet popular in mainland China) and bopomofo (the phonetic alphabetic popular in Taiwan). Speaking and listening skills are emphasized, but students will also learn how to read and write Chinese characters (simplified and traditional). The class provides an important foundation for further studies in the language. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $195 per student. Book: $50 per copy.

Mondays, April 10 - June 26, 2017 (11 weeks) [No class May 29 for Memorial Day]

7-8:30 pm (1.5 hours a week)

Mandarin Chinese for Adults

Beginners, Level 8

This class continues to build on speaking and listening, reading and writing skills learnt in the previous level's course. Traditional and simplified characters taught, as well as pinyin and bopomofo. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $195 per student. Book: $50 per copy.

Tuesdays, April 25 - June 27, 2017 (10 weeks)

7-8:30 pm (1.5 hours a week)

Mandarin Chinese for Adults

Beginners, Level 11

This class continues to build on speaking and listening, reading and writing skills learnt in the previous level's course. Traditional and simplified characters taught, as well as pinyin and bopomofo. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $180 per student. Book: $50 per copy.

Wednesdays, April 12 - June 28, 2017 (12 weeks)

7-8:30 pm (1.5 hours a week)

Mandarin Chinese for Adults

Intermediate, Level 4

This class continues to build on speaking and listening, reading and writing skills learnt in the previous level's course. Traditional and simplified characters taught, as well as pinyin and bopomofo. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $210 per student. Book: $50 per copy.

Thursdays, April 13 - June 29, 2017 (12 weeks)

7-8:30 pm (1.5 hours a week)

Mandarin Chinese for Adults

Beginners, Level 2

This class continues to build on speaking and listening, reading and writing skills learnt in the previous level's course. Traditional and simplified characters taught, as well as pinyin and bopomofo. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $210 per student. Book: $50 per copy.

Japanese Language Classes for Adults

Days

Hours

Class

Level

Description

Saturdays, April 8 - June 24, 2017 (11 weeks) [No class May 27 for Memorial Day weekend]

9-11 am (2 hours a week)

Japanese Language for Adults

Intermediate, Level 1

This intermediate-level class continues to build on speaking and listening, reading and writing skills learnt in the beginner-level series of classes. Ages: 13+. The teacher is a native speaker of Japanese. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $250 per student. Book: $55 per copy.

Saturdays, April 8 - June 24, 2017 (11 weeks) [No class May 27 for Memorial Day weekend]

11 am - 1 pm (2 hours a week)

Japanese Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 1

This class will concentrate on speaking and listening, and correct pronunciation, of Japanese. Basic conversational skills will be taught. Introduction to reading Japanese Hiragana, Katakana, and some Kanji will also be taught. Ages: 13+. The class provides an important foundation for further studies in the language.The teacher is a native speaker of Japanese.Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $250 per student. Book: $55 per copy.

Tuesdays, April 11 - June 27, 2017 (12 weeks)

6-8 pm (2 hours a week)

Japanese Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 3

This class continues to build on speaking and listening, reading and writing skills learnt in the previous level's course. Assumes prior knowledge of Hiragana, Katakana, and some kanji. Ages: 13+. The teacher is a native speaker of Japanese. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $270 per student. Book: $55 per copy.

Wednesdays, April 12 - June 28, 2017 (12 weeks)

6-8 pm (2 hours a week)

Japanese Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 7

This class continues to build on speaking and listening, reading and writing skills learnt in the previous level's course. Assumes prior knowledge of Hiragana, Katakana, and some kanji. Ages: 13+. The teacher is a native speaker of Japanese. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $270 per student. Book: $55 per copy.

Thursdays, April 13 - June 29, 2017 (12 weeks)

6-8 pm (2 hours a week)

Japanese Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 2

This class continues to build on speaking and listening, reading and writing skills learnt in the previous level's course. Assumes prior knowledge of Hiragana, Katakana, and some kanji. Ages: 13+. The teacher is a native speaker of Japanese. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $270 per student. Book: $55 per copy.

Thai Language Classes for Adults

Days

Hours

Class

Level

Description

Saturdays, April 8 - June 24, 2017 (11 weeks) [No class May 27 for Memorial Day weekend]

9-11 am (2 hours/week)

Thai Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 1

This Thai language group class assumes no prior knowledge of Thai language. A strong emphasis will be placed on speaking and listening to Thai, but not to the exclusion of the reading and writing of Thai script. The class concentrates on correct usage of Standard Thai (also known as Siamese) which is the official language of Thailand. Review of tones, new words, Thai script, Thai grammar will be incorporated. The class provides an important foundation for further studies in the Thai language. Ages: 13+. The teacher is a native speaker of Thai. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $250 per student. Book: $30 per copy.

Cantonese Language Classes for Adults

Days

Hours

Class

Level

Description

Saturdays, April 8 - June 24, 2017 (10 weeks) [No class May 27 for Memorial Day weekend, nor June 17]

10 am - 12 noon (2 hours/week)

Cantonese Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 1

This class concentrates on correct pronunciation, and speaking and listening of Cantonese. Some Chinese characters may be introduced, but the focus of the class is on conversation in Cantonese (Cantonese is the spoken language, Chinese is the written). The class provides an important foundation for further studies in the language. The teacher is a native speaker of Cantonese, with many years teaching experience, and excellent English. Classes are kept small. Seats are filled on a first-register basis. Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $230 per student. Book: $55 per copy.

Sanskrit Language Classes for Adults

Days

Hours

Class

Level

Description

Sundays, April 16 - June 25, 2017 (10 weeks) [No class May 28 for Memorial Day weekend]

4:30-6:30 pm (2 hours/week)

Classical Sanskrit Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 2

This Classical Sanskrit language non-beginners class builds on what was taught in the previous level Sanskrit language class. Continued emphasis will be placed on reading and writing Sanskrit (devanagari). The class provides an important foundation for further studies in the Sanskrit language. Ages: 13+. The teacher is a native speaker of Nepali. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis.Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website.Tuition: $230 per student (does not include cost of materials).

Nepali Language Classes for Adults

Days

Hours

Class

Level

Description

Saturdays, April 15 - June 24, 2017 (10 weeks) [No class May 27 for Memorial Day weekend]

4:30-6:30 pm (2 hours/week)

Modern Nepali Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 2

This non-beginner Nepali language class for builds on what was taught in the prevoius level Nepali language class. A strong emphasis will be placed on speaking and listening to Nepali, but not to the exclusion of the reading and writing of Devanagari -- the abugida alphabet mainly used to write Nepali (as well as Hindi and Sanskrit). This class is designed especially those planning to travel to Nepal, the class also provides an important foundation for further studies in the Nepali language. Ages: 13+. The teacher is a native speaker of Nepali. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis.Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $230 per student (does not include the cost of materials).

Wednesdays, April 11 - June 27, 2017 (12 weeks)

6-8 pm (2 hours/week)

Newah Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 1

This Newah language class for adults assumes no prior knowledge of Newah language. A strong emphasis will be placed on speaking and listening to Newah, but not to the exclusion of the reading and writing of Devanagari -- the abugida alphabet mainly used to write Newah (as well as Hindi and Sanskrit). An excellent introduction to the language for travelers to Nepal, the class also provides an important foundation for further studies in the Newah language. Ages: 13+. The teacher is a native speaker of Newah. Classes are kept small. We fill seats on a first-register basis.Location: Bodhi Tree Language Center. 5403 SE Center Street, Portland, OR 97206. See Fees and How to Register. For more information, call (503) 788-0336, or send email via the Contact Us page of our Website. Tuition: $270 per student (does not include the cost of materials).