In China, the number of American expatriates continues to increase: today, it is estimated that more than 110,000 of our compatriots settled permanently in the Asian country.
And Chinese culture has many appealing aspects: martial arts, calligraphy or cooking, the cultural springs of China attract many Americans.
Only one barrier: the language!
Yes, few of us choose to learn Mandarin, thinking that it is impossible to easily find a qualified teacher in the language of Lao Tzu.
However, many resources are available to you: if you have the chance to live in Miami, you can open yourself to a new culture regardless of your age!
To find Chinese classes in Miami, follow the guide!
Chinese Associations in the Southern City
Founded in 1985, The Chinese Cultural Association of South Florida in Boca Raton (CCASF), has educational, social and cultural resources providing cultural activities, learning and community support. CCASF is a non-profit charitable community corporation with IRS 501 (c)(3) status.
Currently, CCASF serves several hundred families from north Broward County to North Palm Beach County. Most of them are Chinese American families seeking Chinese language and culture education. Approximately 10% of the families involved with the school have adopted children from China and wish to have them learn about their Chinese culture and heritage.
The goal is above all to develop the bonds of friendship between America and China!
To progress in Cantonese or Mandarin and to develop your language skills, why not put yourself directly in touch with the natives of the Asian economic power?
Instead of going to study in China, you can register for free at an association and develop your Chinese conversation skills.
Don’t forget to check out these Chinese associations in Florida:
The Coral Springs Chinese Cultural Association (CSCCA)
The Chinese Culture Club at Miami Dade College – students’ weekly portal to Chinese traditional arts and culture.
Whether the meeting is at the Confucius Institute or at one of Miami Dade’s campuses offering Chinese language courses, the Club brings faculty and students together for an afternoon of games, films, arts and crafts, calligraphy, reading, singing, story–telling, performing arts or anything fun which members and guests would like to explore.
China is about the same size as the continental USA but it only has one official time zone. Continental USA has four.
By learning Chinese directly with natives, you can learn how to speak Chinese perfectly: pronunciation, phonetics or even dialects, you will know how to manage alone if you decide one day to go and visit the forbidden city!
The aim of these associations above all is communitarianism.
Instead of staying with your American friends, you can decide to reach out to your Asian neighbor who just wants to learn more about American culture! Who knows, maybe one day you can go live in China thanks to a Chinese host family?
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Reach Out to a Private Chinese Teacher in Miami
If you do not want to spend a fortune on a Chinese course and have missed the mark during your studies, you can always catch up!
Today, in just a few minutes, you can find your happiness through home classes.
In the Miami metropolis, many possibilities are available to you:
Take Chinese lessons through private tutoring agencies: based on a flat rate system, the private course via agency also generates registration fees. The lessons cost between $20 and $40.
Take Chinese lessons via classified ads: while walking around Miami, you can find classifieds for private teachers or deposit your own hoping to attract the eye of a qualified teacher.
Take Chinese courses online: video libraries, online exercises or applications … Digital educational resources are multiplying.
Take private lessons of Chinese via online platforms: without moving from home, you can find the teacher of your dreams on a specialized website (Superprof, for example …).
In Miami, Superprof offers Chinese classes according to your level and your place of departure!
Fun Fact: One in every five people in the world is Chinese.
You can, for example, take classes with Chui, a Master’s graduate who has Chinese for a mother tongue: and with decreasing rates, you can study ancient texts or revise the colloquial Chinese vocabulary.
Thanks to the Universal Service Employment Check, you will benefit from a 50% tax deduction and reduce your cost by half!
Why not learn Chinese in a fun and educational way?
BONUS: the Chinese Community in the City
Renowned both for its sea salt, but also for its education, Miami attracts many foreign students.
Chinese students use their voice to encourage other Asian students to study in Florida, but also to develop friendships between Americans and Chinese: that’s how the Chinese Ch’ti Association was born!
Each year, the Chinese community of the southern city organizes operations to share their culture.
Every year, you can celebrate the Chinese New Year in Miami!
China is often considered the longest continuous civilization, with some historians marking 6000 B.C. as the dawn of Chinese civilization. It also has the world’s longest continuously used written language.
In an interview given in 2016, Yun Shi, an LEA student from Beijing, explains:
“The Chinese New Year is a family celebration: we are all together, we eat in a restaurant or at home. This year, as my family is far away, I will celebrate it with friends […] The fact that China is celebrated culturally throughout the month of January made me feel a little important … and I really had the impression of living Chinese New Year on campus! “
In the pursuit of communitarianism, the population of Asian origin is present everywhere in the Miami metropolis: there are nevertheless many Chinese shops and restaurants.
What is certain is that the love story between China and the bustling city of Miami is not ready to end!
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