My mandarin teaching method
I have been giving Chinese lessons in my free time for almost 10 years. I became a dedicated Mandarin tutor for two years around Worcester and currently working in a private school in Hereford.
I am easy-going with sense of humour, my students alway enjoy the examples I gave them and the stories behind the language. I believe this helps them to understand better, and find fun to learn the language.
Having been dedicated to language and music education, developing and implementing creative and hands-on curriculum according to students’ proficiency for 2+ years, I have proven that I am a trustworthy individual who demonstrates patience and an approachable manner with practical ideas to meet students’ goals.
I'd like to integrate second language learning theories with practical ideas and implement them in actual classroom situations and private tuition.
Tailor the teaching to individual student's needs and level
1. Toddlers (flexible curriculum)
Want to energize your children with the most inspiring teacher of Mandarin to start their day? Immerse your children into fun games and engaging tasks specifically customized for early ages along with their development of their cognition. They will learn greetings, numbers, colors, animals, food, songs, chants and Chinese crafts etc. Absolute beginners are welcome.
2. Primary school students, secondary and students preparing for GCSE Chinese exam (flexible curriculum)
You will efficiently learn how to expand your vocabulary through my method, and apply it into communicative grammar games to increase your confidence in GCSE Chinese exam. We can also put more energy on the areas you would like to reinforce (listening, speaking, reading and writing). It is a highly customized course.
3. Business / Professional / A-Level
Absolute beginner to Advanced beginner (10-week curriculum, at least 1.5 hours per week is recommended): You will learn how to greet in Mandarin to your friends and family, introduce your name, age, nationality as well as interest, be able to describe appearance and colors, tell the times, to count and to buy things in supermarket, to ask for directions and take transport.
Advanced beginner to intermediate (12-week curriculum, at least 1.5 hours per week): This course prepares you to confidently speak and use business Mandarin in your work field. It is designed for professionals who are planning to visit China/ Taiwan for business purpose. You will learn formal greetings, essential communication skills as well as Chinese business culture, which allow you to communicate successfully in business environment. Leaners with level 4 in HSK (CEFR A2) or above are encouraged for this course.
Intermediate to advanced (12-week curriculum, at least 1.5 hours per week): The course gives your more in-depth perspective related to business Mandarin. You will develop more practical skills in communicating as well as essential vocabulary. More authentic materials will be provided and you will gain more confidence in making presentation, negotiating price, marketing and other work context trough realistic scenario with small group. Leaners with level 6 in HSK (CEFR B2) or above are welcome to join us.
Please note : A-level Chinese (first certification from 2019) now got new syllabus ! Students required to study two works from the list (click this link) .This can be either two literary text or one literary text and one film.
4. Travellers (flexible curriculum)
Going on a holiday to China or Taiwan? Not a problem! In this lesson, you will learn survival Mandarin such as greeting, shopping, check-in in a hotel and ordering food in a restaurant. On top of this, you will learn Chinese festivals, with dos and dont’s that allow you to enjoy your trip as a cultural conscious traveller.
One-one-one is £40 per hour
Small group (of two to four people) £15-20 per hour
Big group (of five people or above) £10 per hour
Block booking discount available!
My teaching style is relaxed, fun and easy to follow, I do believe learning a new language needs lots of encouragement from the teacher or tutor to make it a fun experience. I put the language into the daily life conversation which would help students to practise, language needs to be listened and spoken.
Book your first free trial lesson (30 minutes) today by email, individuals and cooperation (group class) are welcome ！