Say “nǐ hǎo” to the Standard Chinese language by diving headfirst into one of several enriching courses. Almost 1.2 billion people speak Chinese as a first language (it’s also one of the six languages of the United Nations). Whether you’re looking to travel the world or get a leg up in business, it’s never too late to get started.

At UWM School of Continuing Education, you will learn how to listen and speak in the Mandarin dialect and read and write in Pinyin (the official Romanization system using Chinese characters). There are a variety of courses to suit any skill level. Each class is taught by expert instructors who are immersed in the communication and culture of the language.


To register or find details on individual courses, select the course title below.

Chinese for Travelers

4 Mon, Feb 3-24, 2020

4 Thu, July 23-Aug 13, 2020

Chinese I (Mandarin)

6 Mon, Mar 9-Apr 13, 2020

6 Thu, Sept 10-Oct 15, 2020

Chinese II (Mandarin)

6 Mon, May 11-June 22, 2020 (no class 5/25/20)

6 Thursdays, Oct. 29-Dec. 10, 2020 (no class 11/26)

Chinese III (Mandarin)

6 Mondays, Jan. 13-Feb. 24 (no class 1/20) Closed

Chinese IV (Mandarin)

6 Mon, Mar 16-Apr 20, 2020

Chinese VI

6 Thu, Jan 23-Feb 27, 2020