Participating in our classes offers you an opportunity to become more familiar with Chinese culture as we offer free culture courses and activities to our clients.These regularly organized activities do not only support your learning of Chinese culture but also you will gain great experiences as you learn how to make dumplings, experience a tea ceremony, learn tai-chi or calligraphy. Using Chinese in its natural environment and studying in the native country where the language is spoken immeasurably increases the speed and quality of learning. Mandarin Hanhe is dedicated to take the students outside the classroom to participate in excursions and cultural activities. Our experienced coordinators will guide and take you to places which are important, exciting and traditional part of the Chinese Culture. These include Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese Calligraphy and Culture workshops:
Chinese Martial Arts: Tai-chi and Kung Fu
China has a long history of martial traditions that includes hundreds of different styles. Over the past two thousand years many distinctive styles have been developed, each with its own set of techniques and ideas.Martial Arts are a great way to exercise as well as get to know the Chinese culture. Tai Chi consists of gentle movements, which let you relax through concentration and improve your balance and flexibility. In contrast Kung Fu teaches you a form of fighting, self-defense, sparring and respect.
Chinese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy widely practiced and revered in the Chinese cultural sphere. Chinese painting and calligraphy distinguish themselves from other cultural arts because they emphasize motion and are charged with dynamic life.Writing Chinese characters becomes fun and exciting in our Chinese Calligraphy Class. With the guidance of our experienced tutors, you will learn how to write characters with using a brush and ink.
Culture and History Workshops
Chinese language, culture and history go hand in hand. Interesting and thoughtful topics will be discussed to let you learn more about China. Chinese has a 5,000 year long culture and history so there are many aspects and stories which can be discovered: from cooking classes to history lectures and from playing Mahjong to tea ceremonies, you will experience the real Chinese Culture!