CCC offers courses about China

CLINTON — As the city of Clinton welcomes Chinese students to the community’s new Pangaea International Academy, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and its Clinton Community College are working to provide classes for those who wish to learn more about China.

Delivered through the college’s Continuing Education Department, these classes are all one or two days in length and free of charge.

East and West Shared Experiences

East and West Shared Experiences Part II is a continuation of East and West Shared Experiences Part I, including more information on physical geography, economy, language and food. Please know that Part I is not required to come to Part II.

It will also be offered at three separate times:

– Oct. 24, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., CCC Room 139, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton.

– Oct. 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m., CCC Room 139, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton. Attending this session will be several Chinese students and staff members from Pangaea International Academy.

– Oct. 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m., CCC Technology Center, 1951 Manufacturing Drive, Clinton.

All are welcome to attend this free event.

Mandarin Chinese class

This is Mandarin Chinese – Introduction and Discovery Workshop takes the mystery out of the Chinese language and even teaches attendees to speak and write a few words in Mandarin Chinese.

Dip your toes into the water and begin a fun journey into another culture through a “no-stress” workshop format. Students will become familiar with the Mandarin language and Pinyin (Romanization of Chinese Characters) while also learning to read, write and type their names and use basic greetings.

The class will be held in the CCC Library, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 15.

This class is free. Seats are limited for this class so pre-registration is required.

Mandarin Cooking Class

Want to learn how to make authentic dumplings? This is your chance. We’ll provide instruction, demonstration, and encouragement as you learn to make authentic Chinese dumplings. All you have to do is come ready for a hands-on interactive dumpling experience.

Class will be Thursday, Nov. 29, at Clinton High School, 817 Eighth Ave. South, Clinton, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $15 to cover costs. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit www.eicc.edu or call (563) 244-7100.

For additional information, call 1-888-336-3907.