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Mandarin Language Course Offered at PUC

Lainey S Cronk, September 1, 2008

Pacific Union College is once again offering language studies in Mandarin Chinese. The three-part course will be offered throughout the 2008-2009 school year, meeting for evening classes on the PUC campus in Angwin. Native Mandarin speaker Jun Liu, originally from Beijing, will instruct the courses.

Students need no previous foreign language learning experience for the beginning-level courses, and they will develop speaking and listening skills as well as beginning-level reading and writing. A proficiency-based approach emphasizes the practical use of everyday Mandarin Chinese, and elements of Chinese culture will also be featured.

Part one of the course will run September 22 to December 8; part two, January 5 to March 16; and part three, March 30 to June 8. The class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:45 p.m. on the PUC campus.  For more information, contact Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, chair of the PUC modern languages department, at (707) 965-6510 or You can also contact the instructor, Jun Liu, at