Explore Chinese Language, Art, and Exercise at the Library

Great Wall of China, China

Enjoy a range of educational and cultural offerings related to Chinese art, language, and exercise right here at Cleveland Public Library. From T’ai Chi to calligraphy, beginning language lessons, business-oriented communication classes, ink painting, and special programming for children, the Library has it all.

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Chinese Language for Beginners

This course, designed for adults who have not previously studied Chinese, introduces students to pinyin and simplified characters, basic dialogues, grammar, and vocabulary, and helps students understand the Chinese people and culture.

Feb. 20, 22, 27
Mar. 1, 6, 8, 20, 22, 27, 29
Apr. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Class time from 11:00am-11:50am
Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages

Business Chinese (Level 1)

Learn basic business-related Chinese dialogues, grammar, vocabulary, and general ways of doing business in Chinese culture, with an emphasis on business communication skills such as negotiating, socializing, and establishing good relationships.

Feb. 20, 22, 27
Mar. 1, 6, 8, 20, 22, 27, 29
Apr. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Class time from 12:00am-1:00pm
Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages

Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting

Enjoy an introduction to the elegant arts of Chinese calligraphy and ink painting. No Chinese language background or prior experience in painting or calligraphy is necessary.

Feb. 23, Mar. 9, 23, Apr. 6, 20

Class Time from 11:00am-12:30pm
Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages

Happy Chinese for Children

Children learn basic Chinese pronunciation (pinyin), vocabulary, and expressions through fun activities such as singing, dancing, and crafting.

Feb. 23, Mar. 9, 23, Apr. 6, 20

Class Time from 3:00pm-4:00pm
Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages