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

Learning Mandarin is difficult, so is teaching Mandarin, perhaps even more so. As the primary source for knowledge, teachers must be careful that they do not stuff down students’ throats with all the new words and grammars.

After years of teaching and writing, we have gained our expertise from old-fashioned principles of hard work. We know that teaching is an art and we practice this art at every lesson.

April offers private and group Mandarin lessons 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.

 

What is MSL Master's Approach?

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

The first word is “Mandarin”. That is what our lessons are about, Mandarin Chinese or Putonghua, which most people speak in China, Taiwan, Singapore and many other regions in the world, usually with their distinctive accents.

The second word is “second”, which means our lessons are for people who learn Mandarin as a second language, who are young adults or adults. We don’t teach toddlers or very young children, whose first language is not yet in place. 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, implying constant conflicts and never-ending struggles. Hence we scrapped this word. As for “international”, comparing with English, Mandarin has not gained this status yet. We certainly hope it will be. 

The third word is “master”. It is our mission statement. Firstly, we help our students to master, to grasp, and to conquer. It is a process of mastering Mandarin as a language. It implies to overcome difficulties, and to make effort to achieve.  Secondly, we want our students to become a master, a teacher and an expert of Mandarin as a culture. It is the ultimate achievement of learning, the end result of an arduous and demanding journey. It is to finally get to the sublimed status, to know. 

How We Boost Students' Confidence

Learning

Increase students' knowledge retention, and obtain outstanding Chinese language skills

Assessment

Promote qualitative, portfolio-based assessment, and encourage fresh ideas

Team Player

Provide opportunities for team work through built-in exercises and class activities

Champion

Focus on communication and develop independent and critical thinking skills

April Zhang and her Students

Take Mandarin Lessons at MSL Master


Private Lessons

Private Mandarin lessons offer students flexible schedule and the teacher's undivided attention. Students make progress at their own pace, and it is possible to make huge progress in a short time.

Tuition fee (course materials included)

For 1 person

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

For 2 people

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

Terms & Conditions

  1. Students can start at any time of the year.
  2. Students are required to 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.
  3. In case of cancellation or rescheduling, students are required to notify MSL Master at least 24 hours in advance to avoid the cancellation/rescheduling charge. Otherwise, the full amount of the session is charged.
  4. Students are required to finish all hours within the 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 Classes

Group Mandarin classes are fun. Students enjoy the class and share a great learning experience with fellow students, while peer supports are encouraged throughout the entire course. The schedule is fixed and students benefit from regular input and exercises.

For higher level classes, in order to ensure all participants are at a similar level, a free initial assessment is required when necessary.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Check the coming classes for a starting date, or contact us directly.
  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. Group classes are conducted at fixed schedules. Missing sessions are regarded as forfeiting the sessions.
  4. In case of Typhoon Signal No 8 issued by Hong Kong Observatory, all classes are automatically cancelled.

Intensive Program

Intensive Mandarin is an integrated program, designed for beginner students to have a quick start in learning Mandarin. It combines Mandarin Express Intro Level A and Chinese Reading and Writing 1 as the core lessons, in addition to targeted drills and various class activities.

With 2.5 hours (150 minutes) a day, five days a week, this 50-hour intensive program provides a good opportunity for beginner students to understand What Mandarin Chinese is, and to quickly build up abilities in terms of four basic skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Moreover, half-day program leaves students sufficient time for revision and rest.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Check the coming classes for a starting date, or contact us directly.
  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. Intensive Mandarin Program is conducted at fixed schedules. Missing sessions are regarded as forfeiting the sessions.
  4. In case of Typhoon Signal No 8 issued by Hong Kong Observatory, all classes are automatically cancelled.

Coming Classes


Mandarin Express Intro Level A

This is a beginner’s Mandarin course for non-Chinese speakers, focusing on speaking and listening. Students get started quickly and be able to carry on simple conversations with Chinese people and conduct basic self-introduction in Mandarin. Classes are stimulating and fun, with many targeted activities to accelerate the learning process. This course is 30 hours, and materials include Mandarin Express Intro Level A Student’s Book, Mandarin Express Intro Level A Work Book, and class handouts.

  • July 2 - Sep 6, 2019
  • Twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • 9:30AM - 11:00AM
  • $7,500 per person, including course materials
  • Class size: 3 - 6 people
  • Register before June 17, 2019

Chinese Reading and Writing 1

This is a beginner’s Chinese writing course for non-Chinese speakers. From strokes to Characters, this course takes students into the door of Chinese reading and writing. They will understand what the Chinese writing system is, know how to pick out words in sentences, and be able to use 70 Chinese characters to write simple Chinese texts. This course is 15 hours, and materials include Chinese Reading and Writing 1, and class handouts. 

This course is ideal for students who have the knowledge of pinyin, but have not studied Chinese characters. 

  • Aug 26 - Sep 26, 2019
  • Twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays
  • 2:00PM - 3:30PM
  • HKD3,750 per person, including course materials
  • Class size: 3 - 6 people
  • Register before Aug 16 2019

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