Chinese: High Beginner/Low Intermediate *Online*

This class assumes that students have taken Chinese classes continuously for approximately one and half years. It focuses on recognizing frequently used Chinese characters and writing simple Chinese sentences, along with conversations for everyday life. Students at this level will learn to handle a limited number of situations, such as job hunting and interviewing, talking about newspapers, internet, and impressions from traveling in China and the U.S. if time allows. These topics correspond to Lessons 8-10 of the Intermediate Chinese textbook with an accompanying Audio CD by Yong Ho. Instructor: Jin Chen Cooper



Start Date

September 16, 2021









9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Sep. 16 No class Nov. 11

This class will meet online using Zoom. The Zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you. Please also check your spam folder.
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: Intermediate Chinese with Audio CD by Yong Ho (ISBN: 978-0781813112)

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.