Classes are held every Sunday afternoon, 2 – 4 PM, at 6100 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226 from September to June. Please see academic calendar for the schedule of language classes, cultural classes, and community events.

The Richmond Chinese School offers the language classes at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. There are also classes for non-native speakers of all ages. We use Hanyu Pinyin and teach both traditional and simplified Chinese characters.

In addition to language classes, the Richmond Chinese School also offers cultural classes such as Chinese chess, Chinese calligraphy and painting, Chinese yo-yo, and Chinese Folk dances.

If you would like to register please complete the form and bring on the first day of classes (online registration coming soon…)

ClassTeacherClass Descriptions
Preschooler Age 3-5
Laura Marie Garzon
曾恬 老師
Introduction to Chinese language and pronunciation through arts and crafts, fun games, and singing.
Age 5-9
In this class students will learn to recognize Chinese characters through writing and reading. Students will learn new characters in every lesson. Class includes games and activities.
Age 9-12
Katy Yuan
阮麗慧 老師
Emphasize Chinese characters writing, sentence building, reading, and speaking. Students speak Mandarin in course discussions to build confidence in using Mandarin at home and friends. This class also let students become aware of the advantage of maintaining Chinese as a second language through videos and stories.
Adult Conversation
A course designed for adult beginners. Focus on learning essential vocabulary, practicing pronunciation, and understanding simple grammatical structures. Introduction to Chinese culture through cultural classes.
ESL for Adults Lorna SwensonEnglish as a second language. Through building vocabulary and practicing speaking and listening, this class helps learners become comfortable in using English in their everyday lives.