Explore Chinese Language, Art, and Exercise at the Library

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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. View full details surrounding these educational events below:

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.

Wednesdays & Fridays, Sept. 19Nov. 16 at 11:00 a.m.
Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages
325 Superior Avenue

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.

Wednesdays & Fridays, Sept. 19Nov 16 at 12:00 p.m.
Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages
325 Superior Avenue

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.

Saturdays, Sep 22, Oct 27 & Nov 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages
325 Superior Avenue

Happy Chinese for Children

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

Saturdays, Sept. 22 & 29,Oct. 13 & 17 and
Nov 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages
325 Superior Avenue

T’ai Chi for Adults

The ancient Chinese exercise of T’ai Chi embodies profound concepts and principles of health and movement, offering harmony between body and mind and movements that can help calm emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Adults only.

Saturdays, Sept. 22 & 29, Oct. 13 & 27 and Nov. 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages
325 Superior Avenue

Chinese Martial Arts for Children

This beginning martial arts class for youngsters encourages more physical exercise while introducing the ancient Chinese sport of Kung Fu, which advocates virtue and peace.

Saturdays, Sept. 22 & 29, Oct. 13 & 27 and Nov. 17 at 4:00 p.m.
Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages
325 Superior Avenue