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Small Group Classes & Tutoring

It is our mission for you to get the best out of your time.

All classes are taught by April Zhang, a highly experienced Chinese teacher and the author of two series of Chinese textbooks. With her help, many students have achieved remarkable Chinese language proficiency which has significantly contributed to their work and life.

If you’d like to learn Mandarin Chinese with your friends or colleagues as a small private group, contact April directly. 

Online Tutoring Sessions


Online tutoring sessions are for those of you who choose to purchase MSL Master Chinese learning materials and study them on your own. 

You’re recommended to follow these two self-study guides:

During the self-study process, if you have questions, or want to have your answers checked and get some feedback, or speak Mandarin in a supportive environment, online tutoring session is the right place to come. Please send in your questions when you’re filling up the registration form.

Each tutoring session is 45 minutes. The cost is HKD99 per person.

Next tutoring sessions are scheduled on September 27, 2024, Friday:

  • 2:15PM - 3:00PM:

    Mandarin Express Intro Level A & B

  • 3:30PM - 4:15PM:

    Mandarin Express Basic Level A & B

  • 4:45PM - 5:30PM:

    Chinese Reading and Writing Book 1 — 6

Register before September 24, 2024.

What Is Your Opinion


What Is Your Opinion” is a platform for high level Chinese language learners to share their views and thoughts on a wide range of events which are shaping our world, and of course, to practice speaking Mandarin as well. 

Topic: The impact of Chinese Electric Vehicles?

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00PM, Augusts 22, 2024, Thursday (HK time).
  • Online
  • HKD150 per person (Maximum 6 participants)

Register before August 19, 2024.

April Zhang

Not ready to start yet? Try a weekly newsletter course first.

Insight into Chinese Learning, a six-week course designed by Chinese teacher April Zhang to help you improve your knowledge about Chinese language, delivered to your email inbox. (HKD19.5)

Hybrid Group Classes


Hybrid group classes include several components that will make sure the best learning outcome for all participants. Students have a firm control of the learning process and no one will be slowed down by others. 

Each participant gets textbooks, pre-recorded lessons, face-to-face group tutoring, and one hour private tutoring.  

Pre-recorded lessons are either audio lessons for listening and speaking or video lessons for reading and writing. These lessons take care of basic explanations, such as the meanings of words, sentence structures and pronunciations.

Students watch or listen to the pre-recorded lessons on their own before they come to face-to-face group tutoring for Q&A and interactive class activities.

The one-hour private tutoring session can be used for personalised consultation or extra practice. 

Coming group classes are:

Mandarin Express Intro Level A & B

Mandarin Express Intro Level A & B are beginner’s Chinese courses, helping non-Chinese speakers who have no prior experience in learning Chinese start speaking Mandarin quickly. These courses focuse on daily conversations, providing students with adequate listening trainings and speaking opportunities. Genuine communications in Mandarin are encouraged in the classroom from the beginning.

The complete Mandarin Express Intro Level is structured around twenty fundamental topics, such as self introduction, places around the town, food, job, clothes, weather and etc. Students’ conversational abilities are rapidly developed through stimulating class activities and targeted exercises that emphasise tones, words and patterns. 

Each participating student will have:

  • Mandarin Express Intro Level A Student’s Book & Work Book
  • Mandarin Express Intro Level B Student’s Book & Work Book
  • 12 audio lessons of Mandarin Express Intro Level A
  • 12 audio lessons of Mandarin Express Intro Level B
  • 24 sessions of group tutoring (90 minutes per session)
  • 1 hour of private tutoring

Class details:

  • HKD9,900
  • 9:45AM - 11:15AM, Mondays
  • Lessons start on Aug 26, 2024
  • Register before Aug 20, 2024

Mandarin Express Basic Level A & B

Mandarin Express Basic Level A & B help non-Chinese speakers further improve their listening and speaking skills to be able to negotiate in a Chinese speaking environment with ease.

Students train their ears with near native speaking speed and with longer texts or conversations. Sufficient speaking opportunities help students speak clearly and develop their story telling skills. Genuine discussions and communications in Mandarin are essential in the classroom.

The complete Mandarin Express Basic Level is structured around twenty important topics, such as job duties and benefits, travelling, brands, and so on. All are interesting topics and are highly relevant to our lives.   

Each participating student will have:

  • Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student’s Book & Work Book
  • Mandarin Express Basic Level B Student’s Book & Work Book
  • 12 audio lessons of Mandarin Express Basic Level A
  • 12 audio lessons of Mandarin Express Basic Level B
  • 24 sessions of group tutoring (90 minutes per session)
  • 1 hour of private tutoring

Class details:

  • HKD9,900
  • 2:30PM - 4:00PM, Mondays
  • Lessons start on Aug 26, 2024
  • Register before Aug 20, 2024

Chinese Reading and Writing 1 - 6

This is a consolidated beginner’s Chinese reading and writing course, best for people who have learned pinyin and some conversational Chinese, but yet to learn any reading and writing. 

Starting from basic strokes and stroke orders, students will be gradually immersed in a carefully constructed world of Chinese characters.

A total of 320 Chinese characters are taught in this course. Students’ efforts are directed to using these characters to read and write meaningful sentences and interesting stories.

The Chinese Reading and Writing series is a ground breaking and creative work designed for non-Chinese speakers to build solid Chinese reading and writing skills quickly and efficiently. Informations which are not essential for building up Chinese reading and writing skills, such as Chinese character etymology, radicals, components, are not included in the textbooks, but will be discussed briefly during the class.

Chinese Learning Pen helps students access all the audios embedded in the textbooks at ease.

Each participating student will have:

  • Chinese Reading and Writing 1 - 6
  • A Chinese Learning Pen
  • Additional Worksheets
  • 112 video lessons
  • 36 sessions of group tutoring (75 minutes per session)
  • 1 hour of private tutoring

Class details:

  • HKD12,700
  • 4:30PM - 5:45PM, Mondays & Thursdays
  • Lessons start on Aug 26, 2024
  • Register before Aug 20, 2024

Terms & Conditions

  1. All sessions are limited to 6 participants. 
  2. Students are required to 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.
  3. Both tutoring sessions and group classes are conducted at fixed schedules. Missing lessons are regarded as forfeiting the lessons.