Programs

Classes

The Dallas Chinese Community Center is focusing on enriching and improving old and new immigrants’ skills and knowledge. It provides ESL (English as Second Language) classes, as well as basic training of computer usage and business computing. Due to the large public interest, DCCC has extended its classes to anyone interested in learning Chinese and provide them the best place to learn the language and culture.

Language Class

English (ESL) is taught to Chinese and other non-English speaking immigrants in beginning, intermediate and advance levels using the Side by Side curriculum. Each class is held twice a week for two hours. Morning classes and evening classes are offered to fit different work schedules. A Chinese language class is taught to anyone who is interested in learning. An information class of travel to China will be opened when there is enough interest. Class Schedule

Computer Class

For over ten years the Center offers computer classes for Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Chinese character input, E-Mail, IM (Instant Message) and digital multi-media. The class is conducted in the computer lab by experienced instructors. Class Schedule


Arts

Chinese art goes back many centuries. The history of the Chinese art is intriguing and has generated strong interests in both China and the West. The Center provides classes to explore the two forms of Chinese Art, Painting and Calligraphy.

Chinese Painting

Similar to Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting has a long and rich history. Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy. The important element of a good Chinese painting is the usage of the pen and ink. The lesson includes extensive coverage of the basic techniques as well as the more advance techniques. No previous art experience is required to join the lesson.

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Chinese Calligraphy

A simple definition of Chinese calligraphy may be to write Chinese characters using Chinese brush, ink, ink slab on a piece of Chinese rice paper. In China, calligraphy is considered the art of all arts, practiced by the well-learned scholars. It has more than three thousand years of history. The running style of Chinese calligraphy inspired Western artists such as Picasso to form the abstract paintings of the modern days. The DCCC holds weekly calligraphy classes, taught by local calligraphy masters. Instructions are given in Chinese and English.

Weekly calligraphy class, taught by Thomas Yu – local calligraphy master.

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Recreation & Fitness

As our society becomes more health-conscious, there has been an increased focus on the importance of exercise. The Center provides classes for various types of sports, dances, and martial arts.


Reception

Newly remodeled reception desk area provides immediate assistance to visitors. Bulletin board displays upcoming community events and free information broachers.