9-Week (13 Lessons) Intermediate-to-Advanced Level Mandarin Chinese Program 

– Taught In Person on Saturdays (1:30pm-3:00pm)

April 1, 2024 – We are pleased to announce our open enrollment for a 9-Week Intermediate-to-Advanced Level Mandarin Chinese Refresher Course.


This refresher course will be taught in person on Saturdays (1:30pm-3:00pm), starting at 1:30pm, Saturday, April 20, 2024, at our downtown building located at 231 South LaSalle Street, Suite  2100, Chicago, IL 60604.


The entire course will end on Saturday, June 15, 2024.



Our Intermediate-to-Advanced Level Mandarin Chinese Refresher Course is designed to take the learners‘ language skills from an upper intermediate level to a primary advanced level. This course focuses on enhancing the learners fluency and proficiency in Mandarin Chinese through a combination of interactive lessons, engaging activities, and immersive practice. This featured program helps the learners to refine and sharpen their speaking, reading, listening comprehension and writing skills so that they are able to communicate more effectively in a wide range of contexts.



This featured course is composed of 9-Week in person classes taught on Saturdays (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM) in our downtown building.


After the 9-week study, all the participants will receive 4 extra complimentary e-learning courses so that they can complete those courses at their own pace.



This course offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of topics, including advanced grammar, vocabulary expansion, idiomatic expressions, and cultural nuances.


Classes are highly interactive, with a focus on active participation to enhance your speaking, reading and listening skills. The instructor will involve all attendees in discussions revolving each topic and practice together in real-life communications.


Learners will be able to immerse themselves in the richness of Chinese culture and explore the contemporary issues and challenges between China and western world.  



Our special seasonal offer for this 13-lesson course is $195 (or average cost is $21 per lesson). The fee for the textbook “Intermediate-to-advanced level Mandarin Chinese” is $25.



—9-Week in person classes taught on Saturdays (1:30pm-3:00pm).

–9 FREE e-learning videos covering all in person classes.

—4 FREE e-learning lessons created on the basis of learners’ interested topics.

—Flashcards for all in person lessons 
—An e-Dictionary covering 2,400 most frequently used Chinese characters.

–5 extra e-learning videos helping class participants learn more advanced-level Chinese characters.

Join our Intermediate-to-Advanced Mandarin Chinese Refresher Course and unlock new opportunities for personal and professional growth through language mastery. 



You sign up this refresher course by submitting the simple form here below:


Attention! Our Intermediate-to-Advanced level Mandarin Chinese Refresher Course has been FULL as of 3:30pm, April 9, 2024. Please DO NOT sign up. Thanks for your interests. We may keep you informed when our next Intermediate-to-Advanced Level Mandarin Chinese Refresher Course opens again!

Syllabus of this Program 

课程目录 (Syllabus)

第一课: 入乡随俗—西方人在中国须知
第一課: 入鄉隨俗—西方人在中國須知

Talking about the dos and don’ts a westerner has to know while in China

(1:30pm-3:00pm, Saturday, April 20, 2024)


第二课: 浅议中美文化之差异
第二課: 淺議中美文化之差異

Talking about the cultural differences between US and China 

(1:30pm-3:00pm, Saturday, April 27, 2024)


第三课: 话说中西方文化差异与日常交际
第三課: 話說中西方文化差異與日常交際

Talking about the cultural differences between China and western countries in terms of daily social communications. 

(1:30pm-3:00pm, Saturday, May 4, 2024)


第四课: 趣谈日常保健与养生之秘诀
第四課: 趣談日常保健與養生之秘诀

Talking about the secrets of daily healthcare and preservation. 

(1:30pm-3:00pm, Saturday, May 4, 2024)


第五课: 聊聊中国人的娱乐生活
第五課: 聊聊中國人的娛樂生活

Talking about the recreation activities of Chinese people. 

(1:30pm-3:00pm, Saturday, May 11, 2024)


第六课: 说说中国人的“面子”问题
第六課: 說說中國人的“面子”問題

Talking about the “face” issue and meaning in Chinese culture. 

(1:30pm-3:00pm, Saturday, May 18, 2024)


第七课: 谈谈中国人的礼貌与客套
第七課: 談談中國人的禮貌與客套

Talking about the courtesy and practice in China

(1:30pm-3:00pm, Saturday, May 25, 2024)


第八课: 评说中国的环境保护
第八課: 評說中國的環境保護

Talking about China’s environment protection policy and practice. 

(1:30pm-3:00pm, Saturday, June 1, 2024)


第九课: 漫谈中美家庭观念之差异
第九課: 漫談中美家庭觀念之差異

Talking about the differences in family values and concepts between US and China. 

(1:30pm-3:00pm, Saturday, June 8, 2024) Historical Figures)


免费电子学习课程第十课至第十三课课文内容将根据您的兴趣话题设计(Free e-learning Lesson 10 – Lesson 13)


The complimentary e-learning courses (lesson 10-13) will be created on the basis of the participants’ specific learning interests.

Instructor’s Bio

Andy Zhang is the founder & principal of Chicago Mandarin Chinese Center. As a long-term member of American Translator Association (ATA) and Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA), Andy has conducted Chinese classes and seminars for nearly 20,000 learners from all parts of the world since 2004. 

Textbook (Authored by Andy Zhang)

Intermediate to advanced level Mandarin Chinese book front cover
Intermediate to advanced level Mandarin Chinese book back cover
  • Size of the book: 8.5″X11″.
  • Total Pages: 316.
  • Price: $25.00
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If you are not sure if this is a right program for you, please CONTACT US today requesting a free sample text lesson for your self-evaluation purpose.