Become an international power broker by learning to speak Chinese in weLearn Tutoring’s Practical Chinese class. This 12-hour course is designed to teach familiarity with 200 basic words and phrases of the ancient tongue. The lesson plan is self-contained to allows the timid to enjoy one class at a time. It meets at 7:10 p.m. Mondays at 1370 Industrial Ave. Suite D. Students pay $25 per lesson. For registration, visit welearnzone.com/fall or call 206-7230.