What we're about

The Washington Chinese Language Group is for people who are interested in learning/teaching/sharing Chinese language and culture.
Aside from the monthly meetup, the group occasionally have
potluck,dumpling making, Chinese movie watching activities.

Upcoming events (5+)

Tuesday Chinese Corner

Teaism at Penn Quarter

Welcome to the Tuesday Chinese Corner! We meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, in the downstairs area at Teaism near Archives Metro. Anyone can come and converse in Mandarin Chinese. Beginners are always welcome! Feel free to post discussion topics and materials (articles, videos, songs, etc.) below. If you come, please consider ordering food and/or drinks during the meetup. Teaism gives us a great space in their restaurant for every TCC with no cover. We should show them we appreciate it! Also, their dinners and teas are really top notch. You can also check us out on WeChat! However, you have to be invited since we exceeded 100 people. Ask at the meetups to get invited and enjoy the new vocab, jokes, event announcements, and creative emojis. d-/(^_^)\-b If you'd like to organize your own event or pitch in with the organizing duties of this ever-growing group, feel free to contact me or Evelyn, who is the main organizer right now.

Ongoing drop-in intermediate Chinese class

Arlington Central Library

$20.00

Cost: $20 payable in cash at the lesson. Teacher Agnes Chen will teach intermediate Chinese conversation and reading. This series is cosponsored by The Northern Virginia Chinese Language Meetup Group. For those who have had a couple of semesters of Chinese and want to continue studying. For one hour we will have dialogue practice. We are currently using the textbook Reading Into a New China, 2nd edition. https://www.cheng-tsui.com/sites/default/files/styles/detail_thumbnail/public/images/RINC-volume-1_PB.png?itok=kGwKmWR8 Available from the publisher here: https://www.cheng-tsui.com/browse/reading-into-a-new-china-2e As a supplement to the book, learners are encouraged to use the related content that we upload on the (free!) Memrise web site. (https://www.memrise.com/course/219873/reading-into-a-new-china-volume-1/) (Note: we are not currently updating our own course on Memrise since there is an existing course just for the textbook we now use, although it is for a previous edition (https://www.memrise.com/course/219873/reading-into-a-new-china-volume-1/) so the lists will differ very slightly.) Audio files for each chapter are available here: https://www.cheng-tsui.com/node/5573 We meet almost every Saturday at the Arlington Central Library on North Quincy Street. Time: 12pm to 2pm Where: Arlington Central Library - North Quincy Street, one block from Virginia Square or Ballston Metro stops on the Orange and Silver lines. About us: Since 2006 this meetup series from Arlington Chinese Corner / NoVA Chinese Language Meetup has offered continuous drop-in classes for convenient Mandarin study with instruction by native speakers: · No registration forms or fees · Tuition collected on a “pay-as-you-go” basis. Only pay for the classes you attend. 100% of the tuition goes to the teacher. · Progressive curriculum with textbooks and supplementary material · Free on-line Memrise course to reinforce material covered in class · Social activities outside class

Cantonese language meetup: Hong Kong Movie outing!

Freer Gallery of Art

Hey Folks, Let's meet at 1:30pm to see "Men On the Dragon." We'll meet at the Freer Gallery of Art and then find seats together. The film starts at 2:00pm and runs 92 minutes, so this gives us a little time to practice our Cantonese before and after. The movie is about a group of four telecommunications employees at Pegasus Broadband, headlined by Francis Ng in his most charming role in recent memory. The four employees begrudgingly join the company dragon boat team hoping such a pledge of loyalty will keep them immune from encroaching layoffs. Under the tutelage of the pretty young no-nonsense coach, Dorothy (Jennifer Yu) they learn not just how to really race, but also to confront their own impending mid-life crises. From nagging families and infidelity to unrequited love and elusive Andy Lau concert tickets, myriad demons are exorcised as our bungling protagonists overcome the odds and take charge in this life-affirming comedy-drama. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhsSCbaSJoY

Ongoing drop-in intermediate Chinese class

Arlington Central Library

$20.00

Cost: $20 payable in cash at the lesson. Teacher Agnes Chen will teach intermediate Chinese conversation and reading. This series is cosponsored by The Northern Virginia Chinese Language Meetup Group. For those who have had a couple of semesters of Chinese and want to continue studying. For one hour we will have dialogue practice. We are currently using the textbook Reading Into a New China, 2nd edition. https://www.cheng-tsui.com/sites/default/files/styles/detail_thumbnail/public/images/RINC-volume-1_PB.png?itok=kGwKmWR8 Available from the publisher here: https://www.cheng-tsui.com/browse/reading-into-a-new-china-2e As a supplement to the book, learners are encouraged to use the related content that we upload on the (free!) Memrise web site. (https://www.memrise.com/course/219873/reading-into-a-new-china-volume-1/) (Note: we are not currently updating our own course on Memrise since there is an existing course just for the textbook we now use, although it is for a previous edition (https://www.memrise.com/course/219873/reading-into-a-new-china-volume-1/) so the lists will differ very slightly.) Audio files for each chapter are available here: https://www.cheng-tsui.com/node/5573 We meet almost every Saturday at the Arlington Central Library on North Quincy Street. Time: 12pm to 2pm Where: Arlington Central Library - North Quincy Street, one block from Virginia Square or Ballston Metro stops on the Orange and Silver lines. About us: Since 2006 this meetup series from Arlington Chinese Corner / NoVA Chinese Language Meetup has offered continuous drop-in classes for convenient Mandarin study with instruction by native speakers: · No registration forms or fees · Tuition collected on a “pay-as-you-go” basis. Only pay for the classes you attend. 100% of the tuition goes to the teacher. · Progressive curriculum with textbooks and supplementary material · Free on-line Memrise course to reinforce material covered in class · Social activities outside class

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Ongoing drop-in intermediate Chinese class

Arlington Central Library

$20.00

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