New class forming now! A continuing cycle of eight-week online group Mandarin classes with Terry Waltz, a Comprehensible Input-based teacher and trainer. This is an adult class (18 and over, please). Each eight-week cycle gives you access to the live sessions, recorded video on a private Web site, and online exercises for literacy.
In this class, you will speak and understand the highest-frequency words and phrases in Mandarin while talking about topics of interest to the members of your class. By the end of the first eight classes, you will read a short storybook all in Chinese characters -- without memorizing a thing! This class assumes NO previous Chinese experience and there is no homework or study required.
(Eastern Daylight Time, USA) 10-10:50 am
Begins Saturday, August 6, 2022
You will pay the fee for the first eight weeks of class using the button above. After that, Paypal invoices for $180 are sent to active class members every eight weeks as instruction continues.
Terry has been teaching Mandarin through Comprehensible Input since 2000. She was not only one of the first teachers to use this brain-friendly methodology for Mandarin, she has also made substantial original contributions to practice, including Directional Gestures, the Cold Character literacy method, and Tonally Orthographic Pinyin (TOP) romanization.
Beginning with no Chinese experience as a college student, Terry built her proficiency in Mandarin Chinese sufficiently to become a qualified simultaneous interpreter for US Department of State cabinet-level events and to perform highly technical translations in nuclear engineering, environmental science and medicine for hundreds of private and governmental clients. She is also a well-known trainer and presenter on the use of Comprehended Input in teaching Mandarin and other "less common" languages.
NOTE: We must have a minimum of six participants to open a class. Class size is capped at 12 to ensure a good experience for all. We try to run classes whenever possible, but bringing a friend is a great way to get a class started earlier and have a lot of fun together!