Lessons cover pronunciation, tones, grammar and sentence structure, and vocabulary building. They cover speaking and listening as well as reading and writing. Reading and writing are taught in both Chinese characters (traditional or simplified, student's choice) and Pinyin, the internationally-standardized system for writing Chinese using Western letters. The BoPoMoFo method is also offered on request.
The language taught is Mandarin Chinese, the form of Chinese that is the national standard in both China and Taiwan, and is also the standard in Hong Kong, Singapore, and most Chinese-speaking communities around the world.