Daily Happenings at the ACC

Asian Language Learning Program

8-week session from Sept. 18 to Nov. 9
  • Hindi Beginner, Mondays 6-7 p.m.
    Instructor: Ananya

    The beginner's class is for you if you have little or no previous knowledge of Hindi. You will learn skills that will enable you to converse in everyday situations.

  • Japanese Beginner, Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Maki

    This class is for beginners and we will focus on speaking rather than writing or reading. We will also focus on Japanese culture.

  • Korean Advanced, Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
    Instructor: Helena

    This class is for learners who have prior knowledge of Korean.

  • Mandarin Beginner, Tuesdays 5-6 p.m.
    Instructor: Xiaoling

    The class is for beginners who are interested in learning Mandarin. We will learn the basic elements of Mandarin, such as general conversation, pinyin and pronunciation, the strokes, writing, and some knowledge about Chinese culture.

  • Mandarin Beginner, Wednesdays 4-5 p.m.
    Instructor: Ashlyn

    The class is for beginners who are interested in learning Mandarin. We will learn the basic elements of Mandarin, such as general conversation, pinyin and pronunciation, the strokes, writing, and some knowledge about Chinese culture.

  • Mandarin Beginner, Wednesdays 5-6 p.m.
    Instructor: He Zhou

    The Beginning Mandarin Course is designed for those who do not have any background in Mandarin. In this course, we will offer an introduction to Mandarin, pronunciation, basic conversation, and an introduction to Chinese Culture​.

  • Mandarin Intermediate, Tuesdays 6-7 p.m.
    Instructor: Runjin Li

    This is an intermediate Chinese class for students who know some basic Mandarin (no matter in your high school class, C101/201 at IU, or just from some friends who can speak Chinese) and interested in improving the skills; if you had already finished the beginner level Mandarin in ACC, you’re welcomed to participate in our upper level class; also, if students are in the Chinese Flagship program and are looking for some help for the course there, some assistances can be offered. In this course, students will study some useful sentences about daily life and get to know how to have simple conversations in Chinese. Also, students will get to know some Chinese culture (the festivals, etiquettes…) and will get the chance to learn how to write simplified / traditional Chinese characters. The class content and the difficulty can be adjusted by students’ suggestions. Some words for advanced level class will be taught in the second half part of the course.

  • Thai Beginner, Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Thunratch

    My basic Thai course will focus on mainly on the sounds, vocabularies, and basic Thai grammar. The course will also touch upon basic conservation sentences that will be useful in real life.

Interested in learning an Asian language and about Asian cultures? The ACC can help! Our informal classes are taught by volunteer teachers and focus on vocabulary, grammar, and basic survival phrases, in addition to an introduction of cultural customs and background. All classes are held at the Asian Culture Center and will begin Sept. 18.

To register for these free classes, please email acc@indiana.edu.

We will add more classes as we get more volunteers, so please check our website for the most updated class schedule and descriptions.

English Tutoring & Peer Support Service

  • Monday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m., 4-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12:30-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2-7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12-2 p.m., 2:30-7 p.m.
  • Friday: 12-3:30 p.m.

The ACC is offering a FREE mentoring service to IU students led by peer mentors. These student peer mentors will provide advice, support, attention, and kindness to students who would like some guidance with cultural adjustment, campus life, and schoolwork. These one-on-one meetings may also be an opportunity for learners to practice conversational English and meet new friends. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointments are needed. Our volunteers come from different academic disciplines.

Asian Language Tutoring

  • Monday: 4-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 1-4 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 3-6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 5-6 p.m.

Drop by the ACC for Asian language tutoring! These informal sessions will give you the opportunity to get tutoring in Asian languages. These one-on-one meetings may also be an opportunity to have a conversation partner and meet new friends. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointments needed. Students will be served on a first come first served basis. This service will start Monday, Aug. 28. More hours and languages will be added as we get more volunteers.

After English and Spanish, the most spoken languages in the U.S. are Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Source: WorldAtlas.com

Asian Cultures Around Campus, featuring Henna 101

  • Monday: 5-6 p.m.

Come to the ACC to learn the ancient Indian art of henna designs. We will have hands-on experience as well as the chance to learn basic techniques and designs. If bringing a group larger than 6, please email acc@indiana.edu in advance. Instructor: Risana.

Asian Cultures Around Campus, featuring Calligraphy Lessons

  • Wednesday: 5-6 p.m.

Learn and practice the ancient art of East Asian Calligraphy. During our meetings, the instructor will share interesting facts about calligraphy as well as teach you to write in the ancient script in both brush and hard-pen formats. For more information, please email acc@indiana.edu. Instructors: Duohong and Austin.

Let's Talk at the ACC

Drop-In Hours
  • Wednesday: 5-7 p.m. (with Jacks)
By Appointment through CAPS
  • Tuesday: 1:30-4:30 p.m. (with Wilson)
  • Friday: 1:30-4:30* p.m. (with Wilson)

*Hours until 3:30 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. See Voice of Discovery Drop-In Group below.

Let's Talk Now is a free and confidential consultation with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to problems provided at the ACC. Walk-ins welcome! Read more here.

Responding to Incidents of Casual and Everyday Racism

Need a place to talk about feeling discriminated on campus or in the community? Don’t know what to do when someone makes a racial comment about your friends or you? We can help! Please do not hesitate to contact us at the ACC. This service is provided to allow students to share personal experiences of racism and discuss ways of identifying, coping with, and confronting casual and everyday racism in a confidential atmosphere. For appointments and more info, please contact acc@indiana.edu.