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MSL Master is a Hong Kong based education solution company with a focus on teaching and learning Mandarin as a Second Language. MSL Master focuses on developing Chinese learning materials and teaching methodologies for non-Chinese speakers.

Chinese language teacher April Zhang is the owner of MSL Master. She is also the writer of Chinese Reading and Writing series and Mandarin Express series. Her Bachelor's degree was in Mechanical Engineering, and her Master's degree in Cultural and Literary Studies.

During her early career, she taught English to Chinese speakers, and later turned her focus to teaching Mandarin to non-Chinese speakers. Her experience as a bilingual teacher has given her insight on the process of learning and how cultural differences affect learning outcomes. Mandarin Express series and Chinese Reading and Writing series are the outcomes of over a decade development, which fully integrate targeted exercises with functionality, structures, and cultural interests. 

Insight, Communication and Mission


Our long and rich experience in teaching students coming from different cultural background made us understand what successful learning requires and inspired us to develop the best way of learning Chinese for non-Chinese speakers.


We share our knowledge with other Chinese teachers, and also learn from them. We value clear communications between teachers and students, between students and students, and between students and the outside world. 


We are dedicated to all MSL teachers. We build partnerships with Chinese language teachers around the world and share Chinese teaching resources and methodologies. And together we can bring out the best learning outcomes.

MSL Master stands for Mandarin as a Second Language Master. There are three key words: "Mandarin", "second", and "master".

The first word is "Mandarin". It refers to Mandarin Chinese, Putonghua, a common language that most people speak (with their distinctive accents) in China, Tai Wan, Singapore, Malaysia, and many parts of the world.

The second word is "second", which means we help people who are learning Mandarin as their second language. Thus, we rule out toddlers and very young children, whose first language is not yet in place. (It would be ridiculous to talk about a toddler's second language.) In the place of the word "second", there are two alternatives: Mandarin as a "Foreign" Language, and Mandarin as an "International" Language. The word "foreign" indicates a divide between the self and the other. Once defined as "foreign", the language and the self will never be one. This word implies constant conflicts and never-ending struggles. As for "international", given the wide spread of English, it is unrealistic to call Mandarin an international language, at least not yet. Therefore, we decided "second" is the best.

The third word is "master". Its meaning is twofold. Firstly, we help our students to master, to grasp, and to conquer. It is a process, to master Mandarin this language, from a starting point to a high level of proficiency. It also implies to overcome difficulties, and to make effort to achieve. Secondly, we want our students to become a master, a teacher, an expert, and a specialist of Mandarin as a language and the Chinese culture that the language brings out. It is the ultimate achievement of learning, the end result of an arduous, demanding and grueling journey. It is to finally get to the sublimed status, to know.

Our Expertise Comes from
Old-fashioned Principles of Hardwork

April offers private lessons and group classes to non-Chinese speakers in Hong Kong. Under her instruction, students enjoy well targeted and best designed Mandarin classes and they improve quickly through interactive drills. The entire self-contained curriculum transforms the students from total beginners into fluent Mandarin speakers with substantial cultural knowledge.

Private Mandarin Lessons

Students enjoy flexible schedule and are able to progress at their own pace. Tuition includes course materials.

Tuition fee for 1 person:

  • 20-hour package: HK$9,800 (HK$490/hour)
  • 30-hour package: HK$13,500 (HK$450/hour)

Tuition fee for 2 people:

  • 20-hour package: HK$13,800 (HK$690/hour)
  • 30-hour package: HK$19,500 (HK$650/hour)

Terms & Conditions:

1. Please register and make the full payment a week before the designated starting date. Payment is not transferable or refundable unless the course is cancelled by MSL Master.

2. In case of cancellation or rescheduling, please notify MSL Master at least 24 hours in advance to avoid the cancellation/rescheduling charge. Otherwise, the full amount of the session is charged.

3. Time limit: For 20 hours package, all hours must be finished within 4 months; for 30 hours package, within 6 months. Unfinished hours can not be used and the remaining balance is not refundable.

Group Mandarin Classes

Group classes are fun and an excellent way to share a great learning experience with fellow students. The maximum intake per class is 6 people.

Tuition fee per person:

HKD3,750 per 10 classes.
Each class is 90 minutes (course materials included)

Terms & Conditions:

1. Please register and make the full payment on or before the designated registration date. Payment is not transferable or refundable unless the course is cancelled by MSL Master.

2. Group classes are conducted at fixed schedules. Missing sessions are regarded as forfeiting the sessions.

3. In case of Typhoon Signal No 8 issued by Hong Kong Observatory, all classes are automatically cancelled.

Are you ready for your
Chinese to take off?

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