The New School Continuing Education

Chinese (Mandarin)

Mandarin Chinese is used by more than 800 million people in China, Taiwan, and Singapore, in the United States, and around the world. People who can read, write, and converse in Mandarin Chinese are sought in a variety of fields and industries.

The New School offers courses in Mandarin Chinese for beginners and intermediate students in the fall, spring, and summer terms. Visit the registration website for a list of current course offerings in Chinese and other languages.

If you are unsure about your level, take a self-placement exam to determine where you should start. To obtain a Chinese placement exam, contact the Department of Foreign Languages at

If you would like to study Chinese but have limited time during the week, stop by The New School for a weekend immersion. Our On the Go courses in Mandarin Chinese are offered at levels 1 and 2, helping you make rapid progress in just a weekend.

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