Jan 4, 2018 Newsletter

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In The Spotlight:

Explorer’s English Winter Camp
Reading and Writing Express

The Reading and Writing Express is guaranteed to be a fun ride! Join us for this two-week intensive English language course.

Camp Highlights
-Diversified learning tools: Field trips + crafts + learning tools
-Combo skill development: Reading skills developed through exciting adventure stories; written skills expanded with detailed, complex sentences and new vocabulary exposure
-Individual Education Plans: small class size guarantees individual attention
-Certified native speaker teachers: 5 yrs+ of international teaching experience; TESOL certified

Detail information:
Week 1: Jan 29 – Feb 2
Week 2: Feb 5 – 9
Time: 9 am - 3:30 pm, Mon to Fri
Age groups: 6-8yo, 9-12yo
Location: CCS Pudong Center
Price: 5,300 RMB / week; 9,600 RMB / 2 weeks

Scan the QR code for inquiry.



New in Shanghai?
SH123 Orientation Coming in January

Community Center Shanghai offers Shanghai 123, a free half-day orientation, to welcome new arrivals to their new city and provided resources essential for daily living.
As winter rolls into Shanghai, the air pollution index rises. At Shanghai 123, CCS will provide information and resources on how to protect your home and your family from the various pollution levels experienced during the winter months.

For more information and to register for SH123, click here.

Two sessions in January:
Jan 12, 9 am – 12:30 pm, at CCS Pudong Center
Add: 1146 Biyun Rd., Tower A, 3F, Jinqiao, Pudong

Jan 13, 9 am – 12:30 pm, at Amcham
Add: Shanghai Center, Suite 568, 1376 Nanjing Rd. West


Highlight classes:
CCS Pudong

New! Photo Editing Course --- Bring out the best in your digital photos!

Especially when you shoot in RAW (an excellent practice), your photos may look rather dull.
Let Johan, who is from South Africa and has dabbled in photography for 30 years, teach you how to use Adobe Lightroom to enhance your images and make them the best they can be. Over the course of 4 weeks, we will cover basic and advanced techniques. You don’t need any previous experience in Lightroom or any other photo editing software.
You will need a laptop with the latest update of Lightroom 6 installed, plus a notebook. In the beginning Johan will supply images to practice on.
It’s not magic, it’s Lightroom!

Date: Mon, Jan 15/22/29/ Feb 5
Time: 9:15 am -12:15 pm
Early Bird Price: 1,600 RMB / 4 sessions ( valid till Jan 10)
Register: http://communitycenter.cn/node/10288


Mixed Media Painting Course for Adults

In this class, Stephanie will be teaching you the same mixed media painting techniques that she utilizes in her paintings. Students will be given prompts to go out into Shanghai and collect imagery for their work. Back in the studio you will investigate techniques such as creating unique washes with acrylics, collage, photo transfers, making acrylic skins, masking, and mono printing. There will be four, three-hour sessions and supplies will be provided.

Date: Tue, Jan 9/16/23/30
Time: 9 am -12 pm
Price: 2,200 RMB / 4 sessions
Register: http://communitycenter.cn/node/9963


Conversational English Elementary 1 (Tue & Thu morning) 16 sessions

Date: Start from Tue, Jan 9 till Mar 15
Time: 9 -11 am, every Tue and Thu
Price: 3,700 RMB / 16 sessions
Register: http://communitycenter.cn/node/10264


CCS Hongqiao

Chinese Brushing

This class is great to experience what is Traditional Chinese Brush Painting on your own or with a group of friends. After 3 sessions, you will complete one masterpiece and bring home to show your friends and family. No artistic talent is required, come and explore the relaxing techniques of ink painting and calligraphy.

Date: Fri, Jan 12, 2018
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Price: 840 RMB / 3 sessions
Register: http://communitycenter.cn/node/10117


Vietnamese Cooking Class

Vietnamese cuisine encompasses the foods and beverages of Vietnam, and features a combination of five fundamental tastes in the overall meal. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, complementary textures, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.

Date: Tue, Jan 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Price: 350 RMB / session
Register: http://communitycenter.cn/node/10117


Upcoming classes
Date                 Class
Jan 08              English Course for Beginner
Jan 09              English Course Level 2-3
Jan 12              Thai Food Cooking Class
Jan 13              Acrylic Paining Course for Kids

CCS Minhang

TCM Talk

Doris Rathgeber of Body & Soul explains how traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is central to Chinese culture and has been practiced for more than 3000 years. Learn the basic concepts behind TCM and how you can benefit from it while you are in China.

Date: Thu, Jan 18
Time: 10 am – 11:30 pm
Price: RMB 50
Register: http://communitycenter.cn/node/10162


Sizzling Indian Cooking 印度烹饪

Join these vegetarian/non-vegetarian Indian cooking classes that teach how to make healthy and delicious Indian dishes.

Date: Tue, Jan 16
Time: 10 am – 13 pm
Price: RMB 300
Register: http://communitycenter.cn/node/10192


Upcoming classes
Date                 Class
Jan 19              Making Dumplings (basic level)

Community Bulletin:

21 day Balance Booster Program

Need a hassle-free reset after the holidays? As a certified Holistic Health Coach, Tanja Smith created this 21-day program with healthy food and more, carefully scheduled and planned to offer you a complete and easy Balance Booster. WeChat ID: tanjasmits


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