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Mandarin Chinese Language Classes for Adults

Days

Hours

Class

Level

Description

Mondays, September 18 - December 4, 2017 (12 weeks)

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

Mandarin Chinese for Adults

Beginners, Level 1

This Mandarin Chinese language class assumes no prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. It 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: $210 per student. Book: $50 per copy.

Tuesdays, September 19 - December 5, 2017 (12 weeks)

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

Mandarin Chinese for Adults

Beginners, Level 13

This Mandarin Chinese language 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.

Wednesdays, September 20 - December 6, 2017 (12 weeks)

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

Mandarin Chinese for Adults

Intermediate, Level 6

This Mandarin Chinese language 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, September 14 - December 7, 2017 (12 weeks) [No class November 23 for Thanksgiving]

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

Mandarin Chinese for Adults

Beginners, Level 4

This Mandarin Chinese language 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, September 16 - December 9, 2017 (12 weeks) [No class November 25]

9-11 am (2 hours a week)

Japanese Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 5

This Japanese language 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.

Saturdays, September 16 - December 9, 2017 (12 weeks) [No class November 25]

11 am - 1 pm (2 hours a week)

Japanese Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 2

This Japanese language 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, September 21 - December 14, 2017 (12 weeks) [No class November 23 for Thanksgiving]

6-8 pm (2 hours a week)

Japanese Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 1

This Japanese language class assumes no prior knowledge of Japanese. It 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: $270 per student. Book: $55 per copy.

Thai Language Classes for Adults

Days

Hours

Class

Level

Description

Saturdays, September 23 - December 16, 2017 (12 weeks) [No class November 25]

9-11 am (2 hours/week)

Thai Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 2

This Thai language group class builds on what was learnt in the previous level class. 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. Tones (Thai is a tonal language) and Thai script will be reviewed. Students will learn new vocabulary, sentence patterns, and Thai grammar. 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: $270 per student. Book: $55 per copy.

Saturdays, September 23 - December 16, 2017 (12 weeks) [No class November 25]

12 noon - 2 pm (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: $270 per student. Book: $55 per copy.

Cantonese Language Classes for Adults

Days

Hours

Class

Level

Description

Saturdays, September 16 - December 9, 2017 (12 weeks) [No class November 25]

10 am - 12 noon (2 hours/week)

Cantonese Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 2

This Cantonese language non-beginners class continues to build on the Cantonese speaking and listening, reading and writing skills learnt in the previous level's course. Chinese characters are taught. 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: $270 per student. Book: $55 per copy.

Saturdays, September 16 - December 9, 2017 (12 weeks) [No class November 25]

10 am - 12 noon (2 hours/week)

Cantonese Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 1

This Cantonese language beginners 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. 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.

Sanskrit Language Classes for Adults

Days

Hours

Class

Level

Description

Sundays, September 17 - December 3, 2017 (11 weeks) [No class November 26]

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

Classical Sanskrit Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 1

This Classical Sanskrit language class assumes no prior knowledge of the Sanskrit language. A strong 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: $250 per student (does not include cost of materials).

Nepali Language Classes for Adults

Days

Hours

Class

Level

Description

Wednesdays, September 20 - December 6, 2016 (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).

Saturdays, September 16 - December 9, 2016 (12 weeks) [No class Nov. 25]

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

Modern Nepali Language for Adults

Beginners, Level 1

This Nepali language class for adults assumes no prior knowledge of Nepali language. 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). An excellent introduction to the language for travelers 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: $270 per student (does not include the cost of materials).