A 12-week Level 1 Mandarin Chinese course will open for public at the Community College from Feb. 3 every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Persons interested in learning Mandarin Chinese language and culture, especially those who plan to apply for Taiwan Scholarships to study in Taiwan, are highly recommended to sign up for the course

It is the second time that the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) is offering a Mandarin Chinese course to public. The lecturer, Betty Siao, is dispatched by Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) and has been teaching Mandarin in this country since 2014.

The course aims to teach students the very basic concepts of Mandarin in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Among other things, students will learn how to introduce and express themselves in simple Mandarin.

The application deadline is Jan. 22. The application fee is EC$100. For more information, please visit: www.svgcc.vc/news.