Mandarin Class to Meet Your Needs
1. Conversational Mandarin
2. Business Mandarin
3. Travelling Mandarin
4. Chinese Character
Our courses not only serve as language courses, but also as a guide which, through a variety of routes (etymology, semantics, linguistics, graphics and culture), can help you think in Chinese. A unique language like Chinese, necessitates an original approach and teaching method. Our courses are, above all, a way of learning Chinese culture and understanding the mentality of the Chinese people.
MEET OUR TEACHER : SONIA ZHAO
Sonia graduated with a B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, then continued her studies and obtained a Master degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from the Beijing Language and Culture University. She has more than 6 years of teaching experience in Mandarin for adults in both China and Canada. Various experiences with people from different areas helped her to develop a unique teaching method which makes learning Chinese easy and fun. She specializes in Chinese Character study and is interested in Chinese vocabulary study, teaching methods of Chinese language and second language acquisition as well.
Small group lessons 3 – 4 persons
$399/module, 20 hours
One to one private lessons
$799/module, 20 hours
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
10:30 am – 12:30 am,
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Weekday daytime classes
IT IS EASY TO LEARN CHINESE ！
Chinese language is considered to be one of the hardest languages to learn, because it is a tonal language with thousands of complex characters. Well, we actually think it is easy, here is why:
1.Chinese Pinyin. Pinyin system is the official phonetic system for transcribing the sound of Chinese characters into Latin script. Chinese Pinyin is similar to English, which makes it easy to learn the sound.
2. Among all the Chinese characters, the most frequently used 400 characters cover more than 70% of the characters used in modern reading materials. And the most frequently used 1000 characters, including the 400 characters mentioned above, cover more than 90% of the characters used in modern reading materials.
3. Characters are the basic unit in the Chinese language. All of the words are composed with characters. So, it is easy to know more words when you know a certain amount of characters and the way they compose words.
4. There are only two most basic sentence structures in the Chinese language. You can start to form sentences after the first class with us.