Chinese: Beginner Level 2 *Online*

This level is for students who have at least 10 hours of classroom time in Chinese within the last year, and can ask and answer simple questions in daily greetings. Students can use simple phrases and sentences to describe the names of their family members, where they live and work. Following the textbook for beginner's Chinese by anthropologist and linguist Yong Ho, students at this level will learn to identify time, nationalities and languages, as well as simple sentences frequently used for shopping. This course will cover Lessons 5-7 of the textbook. Instructor: Jin Chen Cooper



Start Date

September 13, 2021









9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Sept. 13 No class Oct. 11

This class will meet online using Zoom. The Zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact for the link.  

Please note that this course requires the purchase of a textbook: Yong Ho: Beginner's Chinese with 2 Audio CDs (ISBN: 978-0781812573) or Yong Ho: Beginner's Chinese with Online Audio (ISB: 978-0781813983).

Instructors: Jin Chen Cooper


Jin Chen Cooper

Jin Chen Cooper is an Associate in Research of Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and a Rapporteur for the Harvard Asia Center reporting on the talk series "Critical Issues Confronting China," and other Center events. From 2005 to 2013, she was a specially invited columnist of Caixin Media (formerly Caijing Magazine), for which she published a weekly column, “Notes from Harvard.” Jin holds an MA in Regional Studies - East Asia (RSEA) from Harvard University, an MBA with concentration in finance from the Carroll School of Management of Boston College, and a BA in mathematics and economics from Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR. She lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and two children.