China Wall

Program Overview

China´s booming economy emerges as one of the most important and influential countries in the world. Therefore, the ability to speak, read and write Chinese makes our students more competitive in a global economy. ELAC Chinese program helps students develop basic Chinese language skills. Classroom instruction includes: Pinyin, vocabulary building, conversation practice, discussion of the text, and writing exercise. It also includes facts about the geography, customs and culture of China. In addition, reading and writing of both traditional and simplified characters is introduced.

Students will develop the following language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will also demonstrate culturally appropriate formalities orally, and in writing by verbally following Chinese practices, and by making comparisons with other cultures whenever appropriate.

Nora Zepeda
(323) 265-8874
Office Location
Office Hours
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Fridays (Remote) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; contact: @email

Global Languages and Cultures

Language and Communication

Discipline Lead:

Robert Liu
Email: @email
Phone:  323-780-6839
Office: E3-121

Course Offerings

Click here to see our current course offerings. To see a list of course offerings for a future term, please contact our department, (323)780-6798.

Course descriptions

Hear what Channel LA 18 had to say about Chinese 1 at ELAC.

ELAC students read a poem in Southern California Chinese Poetry Festival.

Students Reading a Poem at the Festival