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Learn Chinese in 16 hours. CLA's Chinese language programs in Washington DC will broaden the horizon of your career and life.


 The Top-ranked Chinese Mandarin Course in Washington DC

Scientifically-proved teaching methods and fun class activities to empower your brain 

Proudly served corporate clients from over 50 industries including USCIS and French Embassy

A Language Program Trusted by Prestigious Clients

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 Washington DC location of the Chinese Language Academy.


Washington DC is the nation’s capital and the nerve center of America as well as the home to many national museums and monuments. All three branches of the federal government are located in this culturally diverse city as well as 170 foreign embassies, making Washington DC an international center of power.


Our Washington DC classroom is located in the heart of the city, just blocks away from the White House. Many distinguished ambassadors, government officers, and scholars have studied in our DC branch and we have also provided language education services to many prestigious corporate clients in DC including USCIS. 


Our programs offer flexibility to working professionals. Most classes at our DC branch are held during the weekday evenings or weekends. 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 Washington DC


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 Washington DC

(202) 810-3299

Downtown DC: 1629 K St. NW, Suite #300, Washington, DC 20006

Tysons Corner: 1765 Greensboro Station Pl #900, McLean, VA 22102

Have Questions?

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

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