MCCA Adult Classes FREE to MCCA members

Beginner & Intermediate Mandarin Classes

Mandarin classes are offered every Monday at Marin Justice Center at 30 North San Pedro Road, Suite 290 in San Rafael.
We have a beginners class that Jie Zheng teaches from 6-7:30pm. The intermediate class is taught by Emily Peng from 7:30-9:15pm. Both teachers use the Integrated Chinese textbook. Come for engaging interactive learning and an opportunity to meet new people. All those interested should contact Jean B. Chan by email at

Tai Chi Classes

Sifu Francis Wong and his wife Simu Elaine Wong teach the Guang Ping Yang style of Tai Chi every Sunday morning at Terra Linda High in the courtyard from 8-9am. Sifu Wong has studied under Grandmaster Henry Look for over 20 years.
For more information, please contact Francis (Fritz) by email at

College of Marin / MCCA Educational Programs

College of Marin’s Department of Community Education, Lifelong Learning, and International Education is pleased to join with the Marin Chinese Cultural Association (MCCA) in presenting courses that promote awareness and under-standing of Chinese culture and history.

For more information or to register:
Call: 415.485.9305


Traditional Chinese Brush Painting

Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world! Students will learn how to use a Chinese brush and ink to paint dif-ferent animals, flowers, leaves, and bamboo. The connection of the brush and ink to the paper is both satisfying and challenging. Students cre-ate their own painting after the first class, and improve their painting skills and creativity throughout the session.
7 Mondays  |  9:10 - 10:30 am  |  June 16-July 28  |  CRN# 65017
Kentfield Campus, Fine Arts Center 312/313  |  Fee $120 (including $25 materials fee)
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Conversational Mandarin for Beginners

This course is designed to teach the basic skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese to students with no prior background in the Chinese language. The emphasis of this course is to help students develop “functional language ability” – the ability to communicate in appropriate ways in real life. The course begins with basic Chinese pronunci-ation with Pinyin and tones practice. Then, stu-dents will learn the basic common phrases and short sentence structures to communicate with one another in a practical situations inside and outside of the class.
6 Thursdays  |  6:40-8:30 pm  |  June 19-July 24  |  CRN# 65083
Kentfield Campus, Austin Center 176  |  Fee $85

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MARIN’s Got Talent
- Discover The Perform-ing Artist Inside Of You!

This movement class is designed for adult begin-ners with no prior dance experience. The main focus of this class is to help students acquire the basic concepts and techniques of Chinese dance. Students are introduced to the basic forms of body movements that produce the rhythms and characteristics of Chinese dance. We will explore a specific ethnic dance each class and its cultural aspects, such as Han, Man-chu, Uyghur, Mongolian, Tibetan, Korean and Taiwanese Aboriginal. Materials fee will cover fan and ribbon that will be distributed in class.
6 Mondays  |  5:10-6:30 pm  |  June 16-July 21  |  CRN# 65094
Kentfield Campus, PE Center 22  |  Fee $79 (includes $5 materials fee)
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