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Learn Chinese in 16 hours. CLA's Chinese language programs in the San Francisco area will bridge the distance between our two continents and forge new roads of success.

Advanced and Progressive Teaching Methods

Our classes create productive group learning experiences or effective 1-on-1 tutoring

Exciting Mandarin program serving the San Francisco area in the SF Financial District and Palo Alto

Two Locations in the Bay Area For Convenience

Federal Government Chinese Language Program Officer

University Instructor in Chinese Mandarin
Certified Assessor for the Mandarin Proficiency Test (PSC)

Interpreter for U.S. Congressmen

Speaker at conference of United Nations
Chinese Classes in LA
Attend classes at the San Francisco locations of the Chinese Language Academy.  
Home of the Silicon Valley and many of the biggest technology firms in the world, San Francisco is the business and technological hub between the United States and Asia. This Pacific metropolis is also the world's largest apparel maker and boasts tourism as it's major industry with $6.73 billion in annual tourism spending.
CLA has multiple locations in the San Francisco Bay Area region for individual students and also offers customized classes on the site of the corporate clients.  With current locations in the Financial District of San Francisco and Palo Alto in the Silicon Valley, our school is proud to offer effective Mandarin Chinese courses to eager students.

Our featured Mandarin program is a 16-hour crash course. Join us to experience the most productive 16 hours in learning!
The Basics
CLA 16 Crash Course Classes in Chinese

Learn Chinese in 16 Hours.

Learning a language is hard work. You can learn more effectively if you are not alone.


Your brain will work 10x better when you are excited and engaged with other people.


Happiness generates efficiency.


Join us! Experience the most productive 16 hours in learning.

Available Courses at Chinese Language Academy of San Francisco


Group Class

  • “CLA 16” 16 Hour Crash Course for Beginners

  • Advanced Beginner Level Course

  • Intermediate Level Course 

  • Advanced Level Course

  • Proficient Level Course   


Corporate Training Classes

  • Customized Group Course at Your Site

  • Crash Course Designed for meetings, visits, and contract negotiations

  • Relocation Preparation Course 

  • Special Program in Chinese Business Culture  (non-language based) 

  • “Language + Insights” Program (with our Subject-Matter Experts) 

  • Mandarin Chinese For Executives

  • Mandarin Chinese For Public Services

  • Mandarin Chinese For Sales and Customer Services

  • Mandarin Chinese For TV & Film Industry professionals


Private Class

  • Customized in-person lessons

  • Customized online lessons

  • Afterschool Tutoring

  • Learning-Together Immersive lesson for families

  • Specific language coaching class for actors 

  • Exam Preparation lesson (HSK, BCT, AP, SAT and IB)

  • Business Chinese lessons

  • Chinese Literacy lessons for Heritage Speakers

  • Spoken Chinese lessons


Chinese Language Academy of San Francisco

(415) 506-8347



Downtown SF Location: 100 Pine St., Suite 1250, San Francisco, CA 94111  

Have Questions?

We welcome you to contact us or read our FAQ section.

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