General Chinese

CLE General Chinese language courses are available to students at all proficiency levels (Pure Beginner through Proficient). General Chinese language programs are designed to provide students with the necessary Chinese skills to succeed in any Chinese language environment. All programs are comprehensive, meaning that students will learn to read, write, speak, and listen to Mandarin Chinese, while also gaining essential cultural understanding. Teachers incorporate text books, videos, audio recordings and many other techniques into each course.


  • General Chinese Class Types: Class time for General Chinese language students is split equally between two core classes: Speaking Class and Comprehension Class. Students will have one teacher for each class type, giving them multiple approaches to their language learning.
  • General Chinese Class Levels: CLE small group classes (typically 2-6 students) provide an interactive and engaging learning environment. All students begin classes with other students at the same of similar proficiency level. Placement test are given prior to beginning a Chinese course program to ensure proper placement. CLE then constantly evaluates student progress and may periodically move students to the best available class for their rate of progress and proficiency level. Class levels are divided as follows:


A1 (0-400 words)
A2 (400-800 words)

Beginner level includes students that have never learned Chinese, or who have learned Chinese phonetics and a few words, but cannot express themselves in complete sentences.
B1 (800-1100 words)
B2 (1100-1500 words)
Elementary level students are required to know at least 800 Chinese words. These students have basic knowledge of systematic grammar and sentence structure.

C1 (1500-2000 words)
C2 (2000-2500 words)

Intermediate level students are required to know at least 1500 Chinese words. These students are conversational at a basic level in Chinese.
D1 (2000-3000 words)
D2 (3000-3500 words)
Advanced level students are required to know at least 2000 Chinese words. These students can express their opinions and general topics with good intonation.

E1 (3500+ words)

Proficient level students are required to know at least 3,500 Chinese words. These students are able to read from newspapers and magazines, understand radio and television broadcasts, and can express themselves systematically using appropriate expressions and language norms.


  • General Chinese Class Schedules: CLE has many scheduling options, offering students a great deal of flexibility to choose the right program, class time, and duration to reach their individual Chinese language goals. CLE small group classes are generally available with the following schedule:

1. Weekday Classes:

 General Chinese: 
M-F 8:30-12:30 (20h/week)

Intensive Chinese: 

or M-F 8:30-12:30 and 1:30pm-3:30pm* (30h/week) 

2. Evening Classes:
Mon and Wed or Tus and Thur 6:30pm-8:30pm (4h/w)

3. Weekend Classes (Sat & Sun):
Sat 8:30am-12:30pm or Sun 8:30am-12:30pm(4h/week)

or Sat and Sun 8:30am-12:30pm (8h/week)

Other class times and custom schedules may be available, please contact CLE for details.

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