Columbus is really lucky to have a Chinese school, right in the heart of Central Ohio, that serves such a wide range of ages and interests—from toddlers to professionals.For me, it was a relatively late-in-life curiosity about the Chinese language out of a purely personal interest. But its also for people who adopted Chinese children and want to keep them connected with their mother tongue. Or for high-school kids whose schools dont offer Chinese programs. Or for professionals who work with Chinese overseas or will travel to China for business. Or even companies seeking consulting and guidance to enter Chinese markets.The variety of services is surprising for such a small and nimble staff. Whats even more surprising is how affordable it all is. I can basically pay for 1.5-hours of group instruction with a $20 bill and still get change back. You wont be paying those prices to take classes at OSU or even Columbus State. Not even close. More importantly, in the six years Ive been studying, Ive gone from zero ability to a mastery of around 600-700 characters, achieved basic conversational skills and have a much deeper understanding of Chinese history, culture, and society. And thats from attending one class a week.But most of all, the staff at CSC makes learning Chinese fun. They know how to strike a balance between challenging you without overwhelming you. But when you do hit a wall (which every language learner does at some point) they know how to talk you over it. And in the end, youll be glad you stuck with it. Yes, Chinese is difficult. Learning any language is. But thats also what makes it so satisfying once you get it.I used to think I could never decipher Chinese characters. Now I can read whole books in Chinese, watch Chinese TV shows and listen to Chinese music. I also have made many new Chinese friends in the process. From a small spot on Old Henderson Road, the professors at CSC have given me access to a whole new world. No matter your reason for wanting to learn Chinese, CSC can do the same for you.