The Seattle Public Library will offer two levels of Chinese for Beginners as a 10-week course for adult language learners from October through December at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Boeing Technology Training Center, Room 4, 206-684-0849.

Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required, call 206-684-0849 or email Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates.


Chinese for Beginners, Level 1 - Learn phonetics and daily expressions, develop listening and speaking skills, and gain familiarity with Chinese culture.

Chinese for Beginners, Level 5 - Continue to learn grammar and vocabulary, and advance your conversational skills. By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate in daily life situations and have a greater understating of Chinese culture.

These classes are presented in partnership with the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington.

The Library's dynamic approach to building community that enriches lives includes programming that brings people, information and ideas together to respect and embrace the well-being of the people we serve. We celebrate Seattle’s many cultures by forming strong partnerships with community organizations like the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington.