FavouritesAdd to Wish List
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
from30.10USD/ h

Casual Accurate Conversational Cantonese at low rates

Cantonese is the spoken Chinese language used in Hong Kong and several provinces in China. It is not an easy language but it is very useful especially for those of you who are looking to further your career or development in Hong Kong, a glamorous international city.

Born and bred in Hong Kong, I am native in this language and I will be able to teach my beginner students basic words, strokes if needs be, the 9 tonalities, and the pronunciation of every new word. We'll start with words, and then vocabularies, and further, grammar, sentence structure to formulate simple sentences.

My teaching style is casual. I believe that practicing is the key to perfecting any skills not least languages, and I am passionate about having intriguing conversations with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Extra information

Be curious!
Preferably have basic understanding of Chinese characters

Location

At teacher's location: City Island Way, London, UK
At student's location: Around Canary Wharf, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

|
Use ⊞+wheel to zoom!
+

General info

Skills:
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Chinese

About Me

I am a recent graduate of an MSci Pharmacology from King's College London, after completing a placement year at the University of Oxford last year. I am native in the spoken Cantonese language. I am also comfortably proficient in Mandarin and English, both spoken and written.

Would love to teach the piano/flute part-time! I enjoy interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds and it is very fulfilling for me to be able to transfer my musical skills, techniques, knowledge, and understanding to my students.

I completed the Music Theory Grade 5 exam when I was 10. I have attained ABRSM Grade 8 for both the piano and the double bass at age 11 and 15. I have attained LTCL for flute at age 14. I have regularly played in both woodwind and strings orchestras throughout my primary and secondary school years in Hong Kong. I have participated in competitions in Hong Kong and overseas, and attained different prizes occasionally. Overall, I not only have a good understanding of music and musicality, which is vital in learning to play a musical instrument properly, but I am also confident in my musical skills and techniques in playing the flute in particular.

In terms of work experience, apart from the scientific research placement I had last year in Oxford, I have worked at the Biotechnology Research Institute, HKUST, and at a startup in Shanghai in the past summers. As someone that is flexible, adaptable and versatile, I am confident in my ability to teach. My approach of teaching is variable: I believe in systematic teaching but also believe that it fully depends on the student's potential and character.

Education

- First-class honour in my MSci Pharmacology with Professional Placement Year degree at King's College London (2017-2021)
- Best Overall First Year BSc Student Prize, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, King’s College London (2018)
- Professional Placement Year in University of Oxford (2019-2020)
- HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education), Belilios Public School, Hong Kong (2011-2017)

Experience / Qualifications

- Flute Trinity College London LTCL
- Piano ABRSM Grade 8
- Double bass ABRSM Grade 8
- Music Theory Grade 5
- regularly played in both woodwind and strings orchestras throughout my primary and secondary school years in Hong Kong
- participated in competitions in Hong Kong and overseas, and attained different prizes
Nailing pronunciation is important in learning a language. I am going to teach you English phonics, including accurate word pronunciation + breakdown, and how to read phonetic symbols in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). My classes are chill and casual - developing a passive income source. Happy to schedule a call to brief you what you'll learn!
As one of the most widely known musical instruments, the piano does produce wonderful music. I'll teach you the sounding of the piano, what keys correspond to what notes, different styles of articulation, rhythm, pace, and so on. I'll have my recommendation of books to purchase for fun pieces to learn for the most efficient learning curve, such as my own experience. My teaching style is goal-oriented. Tone color is the most important skill to master in my opinion. I can help you with the ABRSM grades you want to achieve.
For complete beginners, the things I'll teach you the following in chronological order: - basics of the sounding of the flute, assemble/disassemble the flute - tone development: posture, embouchure, breathing, articulation - basic rhythmic training - fingerings for simple notes e.g. "G", "A", "B" - other notes ("F", "Bb"; "E", "D", "C") - understanding the balance - sightreading simple solo, duet pieces - more advanced notes - pitch (sharp/flat) - tone color - more advanced pieces - musical ornaments My teaching style is goal-oriented. Tone color is the most important skill to master in my opinion. I can help you with the ABRSM grades you want to achieve!

Ask a question

Send a message explaining your needs and Katie will reply soon:
The more detail, the better.
Ex. "Hi, when are you available to meet for a lesson?"

Availability of a typical week

(GMT -04:00) New York
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
0              
1              
2              
3            Saturday at 3:00  Sunday at 3:00
4            Saturday at 4:00  
5              
6              
7              
8              
9            Saturday at 9:00  
10            Saturday at 10:00  
11            Saturday at 11:00  
12            Saturday at 12:00  
13        Thursday at 13:00    Saturday at 13:00  
14      Wednesday at 14:00  Thursday at 14:00    Saturday at 14:00  Sunday at 14:00
15      Wednesday at 15:00  Thursday at 15:00    Saturday at 15:00  Sunday at 15:00
16      Wednesday at 16:00  Thursday at 16:00    Saturday at 16:00  Sunday at 16:00
17      Wednesday at 17:00  Thursday at 17:00    Saturday at 17:00  Sunday at 17:00
18              
19              
20              
21              
22              
23              
from $30.10At teacher's location
from $30.10Online via webcam
from $33.87At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Online reputation

  • Instructor since September 2020
  • Phone number verified
  • Google connected

Availability of a typical week

(GMT -04:00) New York
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
0              
1              
2              
3            Saturday at 3:00  Sunday at 3:00
4            Saturday at 4:00  
5              
6              
7              
8              
9            Saturday at 9:00  
10            Saturday at 10:00  
11            Saturday at 11:00  
12            Saturday at 12:00  
13        Thursday at 13:00    Saturday at 13:00  
14      Wednesday at 14:00  Thursday at 14:00    Saturday at 14:00  Sunday at 14:00
15      Wednesday at 15:00  Thursday at 15:00    Saturday at 15:00  Sunday at 15:00
16      Wednesday at 16:00  Thursday at 16:00    Saturday at 16:00  Sunday at 16:00
17      Wednesday at 17:00  Thursday at 17:00    Saturday at 17:00  Sunday at 17:00
18              
19              
20              
21              
22              
23              
from $30.10At teacher's location
from $30.10Online via webcam
from $33.87At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Share

You are here


Chan
Professional Chinese Instructor for students of all levels
The class is taught by a professional native instructor who specializes in teaching Chinese to foreign language speakers. The class is open to students at all levels. The lessons are designed based on individual students' profiles and needs so that the students can have a personalized learning experience with the most suitable learning module. The lessons are highly interactive so that the students are able to engage in class and practice the language as much as possible. The class setting ensures the students be able to communicate in Chinese in the shortest time possible.

Marina
Chinese Mandarin,10 years of experience,full time, patient,1-on-1 and group interesting classes, HSK, Daily Chinese, etc, 3 years to adultsN
I am a professional full-time Chinese Mandarin teacher from the North of China where Mandarin comes from. I have been teaching for about 10 years as a teacher. I have my own school and website for studying Chinese. Students' ages are from 3 to adults. They are from all over the world. You can study with me online /come to my office/ Go-home lessons. Classes can be one-to-one or group classes. I have been helping numerous people learn to speak Chinese and do exam HSK. Children always have fun learning Mandarin with me. I teach Mandarin for business purposes, traveling, YCT (for Children and teenagers), BCT (business Chinese), Conversational practice, Advanced level Chinese classes, etc. Any levels are all welcome. Classes type: Daily Chinese HSK class: Level 1--Level 6 HSKK class: HSK speaking test (Beginner to advanced) Chinese grammar class BCT / Startup Business in China: Business Chinese (Beginner to Advanced) YCT class: Level 1--Level 6 for children to teenagers Easy steps to Chinese: 3-12 years old children There are some other classes that welcome you to message me. I grew up and had educations in China. I moved to Europe for teaching Chinese in 2019 November. I am fun, active, very patient, and responsible. I have never come late to all of my classes for more than 10 years. For children's classes, I prepare songs, videos, cartoons, teaching and explaining at the same time, They learn really fast and never feel bored when they are excited with a fun teacher and materials. I believe that interest is the best teacher. So I try my best to prepare before classes and send materials after classes to students.

Yen-Chun,
Chinese Mandarin, 8 years of experience, Daily Chinese, patient, 1 by 1
Chinese is both deep and interesting. Its grammar is simple, but the reading and writing are full of "surprises". I am Taiwanese and very happy to share and teach my native language. I live in Delémont, Switzerland. In Taiwan, I taught Chinese to foreigners; i have been in international business for almost 20 years and have been exposed to cultures from over 50 different countries. Everyone is always full of freshness and curiosity for Chinese ... Now I will share with you the pleasure and the harvest of learning Chinese. My course is mainly oral, and at the end I hope to be able to speak to you in Chinese. The goal is obviously to be able to express oneself. I personalize all my documents so that the level corresponds to everyone's interests. My students are regardless of their age. (They are teenagers, adults and even retirees) I also created a "WhatsApp" group to promote learning on a daily basis because it is important to continue having fun. I am really passionate about my job and would love to teach you my native language.

Helen
Een professionele docent Chinese met veel ervaring
• Geboren en getogen in Beijing, China, spreek ik Mandarijn Chinees, wat standaard Chinees is. • Afgestudeerd aan de Capital Normal University in Beijing (leraren universiteit), waar ik afgestudeerd ben in onderwijskunde. • Sinds 2012 wonend in Nederland. Zowel in China als in Nederland jarenlang lerares geweest. • Ik kan zowel in het Engels als in het Nederlands lesgeven. • Mijn studenten zijn van alle leeftijden en opleiding niveaus en komen uit alle lagen van de bevolking. • Ik geef zowel op individueel als op groepsniveau les, zowel fysieke lessen als online lessen. • Elke les zorgvuldig voorbereiden om ze zo interessant en efficiënt mogelijk te maken. • Ik ben gespecialiseerd in persoonlijke taaltrainingen op maat. Verschillende lesmethoden en tekstboeken gebruiken voor studenten met verschillende achtergronden, niveaus en doelen. Soms maak ik ook nieuw lesmateriaal op maat voor studenten. • De Chinese cultuur in de lessen integreren. • Wanneer dat gewenst is: huiswerk geven, het nakijken en het bespreken.

Yu
Click the Chinese language and Asian culture on/off-line with the help of an articulate and humorous native!
Hey, I am Yu. Nice to meet you. This lesson can help you set out to learn how to speak Hanyu, read, and write Zhongwen. For this purpose, you will study the Chinese alphabet (Hanyu Pinyin), characters(Hanzi), vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, and common words and phrases. If you want to learn the Chinese language, you've found the right class! Course materials can be: -Standard Course HSK (for language ability test) -Experiencing Chinese (for immersive classes) -Learn Chinese with me (for schoolchildren and teenagers) -AP Chinese -....... -any tailor-made materials that interest you This course is designed in three versions for different kinds of participants: 1) A Beginner! - Have little or no prior knowledge of the Chinese language; - Want to learn how to make yourself understood in Chinese when traveling, for example, understanding and speaking common everyday words (and sentences) in different typical scenarios ; - Hope to express 1-10 and some larger numbers in China in speech or by gesture decently. *Some examples at this stage: - Hello! Thank you. How are you? - Sorry. / You're welcome! - I can speak Chinese! What's your name? - What's the date today? What's the time now? - I'd like a cup of coffee. Is this seat free? - (and other current Chinese usages in any scenarios you're interested in! ) **Naturally, pronunciation and the four vowel tones are an important part of the lessons, but participants also learn the principles of Chinese writing and gain an understanding of Chinese culture! 2) An Intermediate Learner - Have upper-intermediate knowledge of Chinese; - Need to increasingly enhance our active language skills, to expand your vocabulary, practice reading without Pinyin, and master more advanced grammar and fixed structures to be able to make longer sentences; - Interest yourself in being able to express your views on common everyday topics, like foods, drinks, gifts, weather, Chinese habits, and common practice. 3) An Advanced Learner - Can speak and understand Chinese reasonably well; - Attempt to deepen your understanding of Chinese culture and learn more advanced grammatical constructs to communicate more specific and complex ideas in Chinese, both verbally and in writing; - Focus on topics dealt with leisure and hobbies, hospitality, culture, arts, poetry, history, dynasties and civilization, of modern and ancient China. ***I have lived in China for over twenty years, traveled to many cites (including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hongkong, Macau, and so on), and have been educated at respected schools and universities. Currently, I am studying Social Sciences in the Netherlands and I am a fan of Chinese literature/Japanese anime/Marvel films, so it's also welcome that you would like to have an informative and interesting talk in Chinese about these topics. +China captures the imagination with its fascinating contrasts. A modern-day global economic entity that proudly upholds ancient traditions. Definitely, a good way to start learning more about China is by taking Chinese!

Lili
Chinese Mandarin Lesson for all levels, online and offline
I am a Chinese teacher. Currently, I live in Rotterdam, the Netherlands🇳🇱. I can offer online and offline classes at all ages and levels. The offline class is only for students based in the Netherlands. Due to Covid situation, right now only online class available. 🎓 master degree in linguistics certificate of teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages 🇨🇳 two years’ teaching Chinese to adults in China 🇫🇷 two years teaching children (5-15yrs old) at an international school in France 🇳🇱 currently teaching children from 4 yrs old at a Chinese school in the Netherlands ❤️ languages 🇨🇳🇬🇧🇫🇷🇳🇱 travel theatre music museum My teaching approach is to integrate the stories of Characters into lessons because I believe that the most powerful element of Chinese is its characters and they are the root of this language. The basic characters were originally drawings, which are closely related to their origin, culture, and history. Therefore I have a special interest in telling stories of Chinese characters and more importantly encouraging students to discover its beauty and build a relationship with them. If you learn some stories or even tell some stories by yourself, it'll be easier for you to understand the language and culture. Apart from learning characters, the purpose of the class is to enable: - beginners to communicate in Chinese for daily use purpose and read and write in short paragraphs; - intermediate students to communicate easily with native speakers and read and write short articles; - advanced students to communicate fluently with native speakers over a wide range of topics and read and write long articles. Learning materials including homework are designed/selected by myself based on students' level and needs. If you'd like to learn Chinese with me, please feel free to contact me or book lessons directly!

Joy
Handle Chinese Language Step by Step, no matter which level
As a professional, experienced and enthusiastic tutor, I have taught Chinese for over three years and taken the training of teaching Chinese as the second language. You may think it's a bit too difficult to handle this language. But if you find the right way to learn it, you can find the learning process is interesting and easy. I adapt my methodology according to each student's abilities and unique requirements in order to ensure that the most value is gained from each and every lesson. If you need any help in learning Chinese, or preparing for exams or practising with a native speaker, please don't hesitate ;)

Xingying
Learn Chinese from A1 to C2, from having fun to prepare test
I run private lessons, where all levels are welcome. But if you’re a total beginner then I offer basic classes to help you find the way to get into it. I develop diverse methods of teaching for the students. For the around 5-8 years old kids, I would like to set certain games to play with them, thereby the kids can learn the new language during the interaction and communication. In this way, different media, like color pictures, puppets, or storybooks are essential to make the course very attractive. For the teenager or advanced students, a structuralized teaching content based on scenarios or textbook could help the students to develop their language capacity efficiently in different aspects – listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Besides, I would like to give a deeper perspective for the Chinese- not only learning the language from the textbooks, but also the knowledge of the language, the culture, and the literature. Also, based on your need and situation, we choose different textbooks and make a personal teaching plan for you.

Huang
Experienced teacher to teach Chinese and Math to adults and children at your location or online
since 2016 I have been tutoring Chinese language for adults as well as children I offer Chinese lessons for business purposes, traveling, HSK etc.. I have also experience to teach maths for international students from primary school to high school in English. I create lessons based on the student's needs and interests. If needed I will hand out exercises to be done at home and some notes on the lesson.

Peishan
Chinese tutor for Chinese/ Mandarin (simplified and traditional )
Giving my background in Foreign Languages and Literature as my bachelor study, and Adult and Continuing Education as my master degree, I gain great professional abilities in languages and education. Since I was 18 years old, I've been offering language teaching to the students, who are from 5-70 years old. I possess a wide range of Mandarin teaching experiences that I've given one-to-one and group classes before, and even online classes to people all over the world, through which I gained all the experiences teaching people with all the different culture and also all levels from A1-C2, and even with the clients who need to prepare for Mandarin verification exams( HSK, Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì). When it comes to the most forgettable teaching experience I've ever had, I think it was my former job that I gave language and culture class in a community university for 3.5 years. There, I merged language teaching, diversified culture, with European and South-East Asian cooking, and it was certainly a great fun. I am now also working in the international school in Geneva for the IB exam system, which is pretty challenging, but it broadens my abilities. With more than 10 years of working in the Mandarin as well as English tutor/ teaching field, I believe my qualifications will match your learning requirements.

Shiuan
Learning Chinese is easy with Shiuan! Tailor-made private lessons
My name is Shiuan Laoshi and I have been teaching Chinese since 2010. I am from Taipei Taiwan and I master traditional and simple Chinese. Keywords for my philosophy as a teacher: OUTPUT and RESULT-ORIENTED. It's all about the result and what you can actively produce and use, not just what you know. No frustration at 'knowing a lot in the head' but can't really speak, understand or write. I focus on 'active use' of the language. INCLUDING and OPEN-MINDED. I teach both simple (China) and traditional Chinese (Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore) PRAGMATIC and HANDS-ON. I use textbooks as well as multi-media eg smart phone, tablets and computers in my lessons. POSITIVE ENERGY. To inspire and take you on a journey as you discover and learn the Chinese language. CUSTOMIZED and INDIVIDUAL. Your goal, your talent and qualities are central to our lesson. Classes: Simple and/or traditional Chinese. Understanding, speaking, reading, writing and typing. Application in life, work, travel, study, HSK or TOCFL exam preparations, internet and media, art, culture and literature consideration. Lessons in Dutch, English or Chinese. Individually, in groups, at school or in a company.

Shan
CTCSOL Certified Mandarin Chinese teacher_ Learn Chinese Language & Culture in a systematic and fun way
Hi, I'm Shan. Glad to meet you here! I was born and brought up in China. I specialize in teaching Chinese as a second language. No matter you are preparing for future career, HSK exams or out of pure interest, your goal will be achieved with my professional instruction. My class is well organized and fun. Step by step, you will be able to speak Mandarin Chinese fluently! Three key characteristics of my class: * Communication oriented * Cultural related * Multisensory learning Ready to start? Send me a message!

Saimei
Chinese graduate, gives private Chinese lessons in Lausanne / by Skype
Hello 你好! A little introduction from me: 1) I graduated from Bachelor at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, I now work for an international organization in Lausanne. 2) Having lived 17 years in China, I have a perfect command of Chinese. In addition, I have more than 5 years of experience in teaching Chinese, English and French. 3) I have experience of being an interpreter between Chinese and French during the summer of 2015-2020. 4) Chinese is my mother tongue, I also speak fluent English (Level C1) and French (Level C2). I am passionate about language education. In addition, I have experience of working with international students (CH, FR, DE, KR, JP, US ...) and I have a very strong human relationship.

Eve
Most relaxing and chilling way to study Mandarin/Chinese!
Hello, this is 👧🏻 Yixuan you can call me Eve, it is my pleasure to meet you🌈! I graduated from the University of Limerick🇮🇪. I obtained IPA certificates. Now I have been teaching Chinese for more than 4 years. It is my goal to help students learn Chinese 🇨🇳 comfortably and happily😄. Beginner (HSK 1-3) LEVEL This course aims to help you develop your basic knowledge. Including Pin Yin, Vocabulary, and Sentence structures. Chinese for kids ( above 6 years old) For kids aged from 6-14years old. You may choose the following topics, books, or other materials for your kids according to their levels and study plans. 1. Topics: • 在学校里In the school • 我的身体My body • 表情与动作Feelings and Action • 形状+颜色Shape + Color • 我的家庭(成员)My family (members) • 我的家My house • 食物与健康Food and Health • 味道Taste • 宠物与家畜(家禽)Pets and Livestock (poultry) • 动物与昆虫(爬虫)Animals and Insects (reptiles) • 认识海洋Know the ocean • 比较(反义词)Compare (antonym) • 方位Position/Direction • 自然&公园里Nature & The Park • 职业Occupation • 交通Transportation • 天气和四季Weather and Season • 爱好Hobby • 运动Sport • 文具Stationary Customized mandarin course For Mandarin learners with B1-C2 levels. This course is very flexible and it will be planned according to your needs. (Please send me messages and tell me your Mandarin learning goals and levels) Courses can be chosen: (will be able to improve your listening/speaking/reading/writing skills) • Business Chinese Course • Survival Chinese Course • Chinese Characters(simplified characters)Writing Course • Conversational Chinese Course • Comprehensive Chinese Course • Customized Course Conversational course For Mandarin learners aged over 14 years old with B1-C2 levels. Any topics you are interested in can be discussed in this course. I will correct your pronunciation, grammar mistakes, etc when we are talking and help you improve your listening, speaking, and reading skills.

Donovan
Online Mandarin/Chinese Course (Beijing Syllabus) for Complete Adult/Teenage Beginners
Course Description: This course is specially catered to adults and teenagers who have zero or minimal knowledge in Mandarin/Chinese and wish to learn Mandarin/Chinese from the very beginning. Students will learn the course using mainly 3 books: (1) Mandarin Conversation Book (with learning elements in conversational role playing, grammar and Chinese culture & tradition) (2) Chinese textbook (with learning elements in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills) (3) Chinese workbook (with plenty exercises and drillings complementing for the core four skills found in the Chinese textbook). At the very beginning of the course, students will learn the Hanyu Pinyin System (Mandarin phonics & its notation system); getting to recognize and pronounce Mandarin vowels, consonants and their combinations correctly. In addition, students will also learn the four Mandarin tones accurately. Once students have mastered the Hanyu Pinyin System and the four Mandarin tones, they will venture into learning daily conversational Mandarin, Chinese vocabulary & essential grammar rules; as well as appreciating the Chinese culture and tradition, of which are found in the Mandarin Conversation Book. In order to further develop speaking & listening skills, and picking up different critical skills such as reading and writing simplified Chinese characters, students will also study the other two books at the same time: The Chinese textbook and workbook for these purposes. Indeed, these two books are arranged with the same topics sequentially; and therefore are interlinked and they complement closely with each other. On the other hand, the Mandarin Conversation Book contains themes that can also be mapped very well onto the Chinese textbook and workbook. For instance, after students have learnt conversing in a dialogue on the topic of family members in the Mandarin Conversation Book, they will then learn more about reading and writing simplified Chinese characters on the same theme (i.e. family members) in the Chinese textbook and workbook. As such, these three books are used interchangeably as they share common themes/topics that will enhance students’ learning more effectively in an organized and coherent manner; providing a lot of role playing, oral and written practice work for students to work on. As for the learning aids, students will get to listen to a lot of audio playing during lessons, mostly for developing listening skills; and listening to conversations. Besides this, I will also use the internet to browse for specific information related to the lessons during teaching and show these to students. Moreover, there will be ample opportunities for students to practise dialogues/conversations with me. In short, students will get wholesome Mandarin/Chinese learning from this course, without getting a compromise in any of the core four language skills – Listening, speaking, reading and writing. And certainly, the ability to speak, communicate and understand well in basic Mandarin conversations would be the most appealing motivation in learning Mandarin, and this is exactly what this course is providing for you and what you are looking for! Do not miss this precious Mandarin learning opportunity! Mandarin is the second most-spoken international language, after English; and it is also spoken by most people in the world – more than 1.4 billion people! Flame and propel your passion in learning Mandarin! Come and join this exciting course and learn with a highly-experienced, qualified and warm native Mandarin speaker and educator! I extend my greatest and warmest welcome to you in joining this fun, educational and rewarding Mandarin learning journey with me. No prior skill is required for this course. Students join with zero Mandarin knowledge or very limited Mandarin speaking skill (i.e. CEFR A1). This course is ongoing and the lesson duration is 60 minutes per lesson. Course Goals: Recognize and pronounce any Mandarin vowels, consonants and their combinations, as well as the four Mandarin tones correctly; based on the Hanyu Pinyin System (Mandarin phonics and its notation system). Master and use Hanyu Pinyin System mainly for the purposes of speaking Mandarin and reading simplified Chinese characters. Listen to, understand and speak basic daily conversational Mandarin. Learn a wide range of Chinese vocabulary and essential grammar rules; based on different topics/themes. Learn four core skills typically found in mastering a language: Listening, speaking, reading (i.e. reading simplified Chinese characters with and without the aid of Hanyu Pinyin) and writing (i.e. writing simplified Chinese characters) skills. Appreciate general Chinese culture and tradition of China.