Pace CI provides a variety of non-credit Mandarin Chinese language courses on our Lower Manhattan campus. We create a dynamic learning environment by incorporating games, music, humor, and film into our lessons, and focus on learning for practical application.

Unless otherwise mentioned, all classes take place at the Pace CI Conference Room: 

41 Park Row, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Mandarin Chinese

Our non-credit course sequence is designed for busy New York City students and professionals who aim to pass the HSK Chinese Proficiency Test.  Students are trained in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Designed for beginners who have no Mandarin learning experience. Students will learn basic Chinese expressions, greetings, farewells, nationalities, and numbers. Emphasizing oral and listening skills, the class covers the Mandarin phonetic system (pinyin), reading, writing simple Chinese characters, and basic grammar.  

Dates: October 7-30, 2014 
Times:  Tuesdays/Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 PM

Dates: October 7-30, 2014
Times:  Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 PM

Students will continue to focus on speaking, learning sentences and vocabulary related to such topics as family, friends, transportation, and directions. Reading comprehension, writing, grammar, and the pinyin system will also be covered.  

Prerequisites: 12 hours learned or 50 words mastered

Dates: October 4-25, 2014 
Times:  Saturdays, 12:00-3:00 PM

Understand more complex topics such as the weather, time, and shopping. By the end of this class, you will learn 150 Chinese words, basic grammar, the pinyin system, and how to write simple characters.

Prerequisites: 24 hours learned or 100 words mastered

This class is not currently offerred.  Please check back later for updated course information.   

Designed for students who know some basic Chinese words and phrases.  By the end of this course sequence you will have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and be able to hold simple conversations.  

Prerequisites: 36 hours learned or 150 words mastered

Dates: October 6-29, 2014 
Times:  Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM

Please contact us for more information and to arrange a class or tutoring schedule


Introductory Business Chinese

Designed for those with no prior experience with Chinese, this course is tailored for people who are interested in doing business with China. You will learn how to exchange greetings and farewells and express basic needs, and become familiar with Chinese business customs and etiquette.

This class is not currently offerred.  Please check back later for updated course information.   

One-on-One Intensive Chinese Tutoring

Content: Based on student skills and needs
Time: Flexible

Professional "Take-out" Chinese

Designed for professionals in various industries (e.g.,finance, medicine, tourism) requiring proficiency in Mandarin.  Schedule and content are customizable; location is flexible within New York City.  We will come to you!

Credit-bearing Chinese Courses

Taught by Pace CI teachers and offered in collaboration with Pace University's Dyson College Department of Modern Language and Culture.  This language lab isfor students enrolled in one of PaceUniversity’scredit-bearing Chinese courses.  Students who wish to attend the language lab should enroll as they would for any credit-bearing course within the University. 

CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I 

For students who have little or no knowledge of Chinese.  An introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese, including introductory readings.

This is only a lab section, students must also sign up for the lecture, CRN 70289.

CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II

Prerequisites: CHI 101 or 2 years of high school Chinese.

This is only a lab section, students must also sign up for the lecture, CRN 71973