Introductory Mandarin Chinese I

Mandarin is the fastest growing language in the world and important for international travel and business, or if you just want to learn more about Chinese history and culture. This eight-week course is designed to target individual student’s needs, learning styles, and interests. It is taught by a native Mandarin speaker who can help you with pronunciation and everyday expressions.

Sessions – Winter 2023

We are organizing small private group of adults and youth for introductory Mandarin classes. These groups will meet in-person or on Zoom, according to student interest. If you are interested in joining a small group, please email us at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com. We will be happy to help!

Mandarin for Kids

Mandarin for Kids is beginning in Summer 2022! Mandarin for Kids is designed to provide a fun and interactive learning environment for kids ages 7-11. We will play games, draw, sing, all while learning words and the basics of writing in the Mandarin language. This immersion class is an exciting way to introduce your children to the Mandarin language and Chinese culture.

Sessions – Winter 2023

We are organizing small private group of adults and youth for introductory Mandarin classes. These groups will meet in-person or on Zoom, according to student interest. If you are interested in joining a small group, please email us at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com. We will be happy to help!

The Language of Chinese Food

Perhaps everyone has tried Chinese pot stickers at a Chinese restaurant, but did you know that authentic dumplings in China are very different from the ones you have tried here? In this course we will learn different traditional recipes through the Chinese language and eat our delicious food. If you like Chinese food and want to expand your food vocabulary in Mandarin, please come to our class!

Sessions

We do not currently have any sessions scheduled. Please check back in the future for updates or email us at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Individual Tutoring

Private tutoring with an experienced teacher can help you improve your language skills while working around your schedule. We offer both in-person and remote one-on-one lessons to help you meet your language learning needs. Our language tutoring rate is $46 dollars per hour, and when you purchase your time in advance you can reduce that rate down to just $42 per hour.

We also offer semi-private tutoring for 2-3 youth and/or adults at an affordable price, so you can have fun learning with your friends. If this is something that would interest you, contact us and we will be happy to arrange this. You can see more about small group tutoring here: https://bendlanguageinstitute.com/product/small-group-private-lessons/

If you are new to Bend Language Institute, just send us an email at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or give us a call at 541-728-3022 and we will be happy to put you in touch with a local teacher to discuss your language level and interests.

Yu Teshima
Yu Teshima Instructor—Mandarin Chinese
I graduated with a degree in law in China before moving to Bend, Oregon in 2005. Upon moving to Oregon, I started teaching Mandarin to both young children and adults. Teaching has now been my profession for the last 14 years. The saying, “Being a teacher means being a good teacher,” has become part of my nature. I love teaching my native language to people and working with them on a daily basis. I like to make language learning fun and I hope to meet you soon!
Yuan Giersdorf
Yuan GiersdorfInstructor—Mandarin Chinese
I was born in Beijing, China and graduated with a degree of law. Before moving to Bend, I helped students learn Mandarin Chinese in Portland. Teaching my native language comes naturally to me. I love to share not only the language, but the culture behind it. I believe that communication is a universal tool and I enjoy helping people connect through language. I hope to meet you soon and let’s have some fun!

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