Jan 12 Newsletter

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In The Spotlight:

Come to Community Center Shanghai’s Open Houses

Visit our facilities; meet our friendly staff, teachers, and volunteers, view demonstrations,
and sign up for classes and tours. Meet new friends and old while learning more about Community Center Shanghai.

Hongqiao Center
Monday, Jan 16 + Chinese New Year Celebration + Mini Market
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Hongqiao Center’s Chinese New Year Celebration is a Community Center Shanghai World Festival Gathering event where you can learn more about this national holiday.

Minhang Center
Friday, Jan 13 + Friday Market
10 am - 2 pm

Minhang Center will also host the first Friday Market of the year where vendors offer quality foods, products, and hard-to-find items.

For more Open House information, click here.



Save the Dates!
Shanghai 123
Newcomer Orientations

New to Shanghai within the last year? Attend Shanghai 123 where knowledgeable speakers and experts cover essential topics in these free, half-day sessions.

Find out more about:


  • Culture shock
  • Food safety
  • Water and air concerns
  • The medical system
  • Work/life balance
  • Supporting spouse topics
  • Technology


Register for an upcoming session
Friday, Jan 13 Hongqiao Center
Saturday, Jan 14 Minhang Center
Friday, Jan 20 Pudong Center
Saturday, Jan 21 Downtown Puxi: AmCham Shanghai

Click HERE to register.


Highlight classes:
CCS Pudong


New! Chinese HSK Level 2

China’s Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is the standardized national test used to determine the fluency of non-native speakers in Chinese proficiency. HSK is used by all Chinese universities to assess the enrollment of foreign students and by a number of Chinese companies looking for foreign workers. Community Center Shanghai’s HSK classes cover reading, writing, speaking, listening, and test preparation.

Dates: Jan 16 - Mar 15, Mon & Wed
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Fee: 3000 RMB
Register here.


New! Food Revolution - Cooking with Teens

Inspired by the Food Revolution movement from Jamie Oliver, teen participants will learn about how to make healthy choices for what to eat and also learn to cook to take charge of their bodies, mind, and health. Teens can discover the joy of cooking not only for themselves but also for family and friends.

Date: Saturday, Jan 21
Time: 12:30 - 2 pm
Fee: 250 RMB
Register here.


01/16    Conversational English Elementary 2 (Mon & Thu)
01/16    Practical Chinese Elementary 3 (Mon & Wed Mornings)
01/17   Taobao for Expats -The Essential Guide for Online Shopping In China
01/18   Making Tangyuan (Dough Ball Soup)汤圆
01/18   Chinese Paper Cutting Basic

CCS Hongqiao

Mosaic Workshop – Tray or Platter

Join this one-session workshop and learn how to make a beautiful mosaic tray or platter.

Date: Tuesday, Jan 17
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Fee: 500 RMB
Register here.


Indian Cooking

Join this vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cooking class that will teach you how to make a complete meal in less than three hours!

Date: Thursday, Jan 19
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Fee: 350 RMB
Register here.


Chinese and English Classes

Community Center Shanghai offers many Chinese and English leveled courses where you can learn in a comfortable and friendly environment.

English Level 0 http://communitycenter.cn/node/9132
English Level 4 http://communitycenter.cn/node/9140
Chinese Beginner 1 http://communitycenter.cn/node/8996
Chinese Intermediate 1 http://communitycenter.cn/node/8998

Please contact Hongqiao Center at puxi_classes@communitycenter.cn for more details.


01/16   FREE! Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine Talk
01/16   FREE! Introduction to Chinese Culture Series
01/20   Chinese Conversation Club Beginner (Topic – bank)
01/20   Muslim Market Tour
01/23   English Conversation Club

CCS Minhang


New! Computer Coding Free Demo Classes

Don't miss these free demo classes on computer coding.
* Please call 5439 0220 to register.



Date: Tuesday, Jan17
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm


Computational Thinking for the ABCs of Coding

Date: Tuesday, Jan17
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm



ABCs of Coding

Date: Wednesday, Jan18
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm


Python Minecraft

Date: Wednesday, Jan18
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm



Taobao for Expats

Taobao in China is similar to Amazon in the USA, but is more inexpensive and has millions of items. The literal meaning of “Taobao” in Chinese is “Digging for Treasure.” This class teaches students how to translate Taobao to English, sign up for an account, search and pay for items, negotiate for services, and make returns.

Taobao weekend and troubleshooting classes can be arranged upon request at any Community Center Shanghai location or at the student’s residence.

Date: Wednesday, Jan 18
Time: 9 - 11 am
Fee: 300 RMB
Register here.



Indian Cooking

Have you ever wanted to be your very own Indian chef who could make sizzling hot samosas and paneer tikka masala whenever the craving struck? Realize that dream by becoming your own Indian Chef.

Date: Wednesday, Jan 17
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Fee: 300 RMB
Register here.


Community Bulletin:


Flea Market at Dulwich College Shanghai



Contact Us:


Tower A, 3rd Floor

Lane 1146, Biyun Road

Jinqiao, Pudong

Tel: 021-3382-1770


No.201 Chengjiaoqiao Zhi Rd

Rm. F07, near Hongmei Road

Hongqiao, Shanghai

Tel: 021-6406-4276


No. 360, 2F, Xing Le Road

Hua Cao Town

Minhang, Shanghai

Tel: 021-6406-3866