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 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.

 

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

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". 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.

Take Mandarin Lessons with MSL Master


Private 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 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.

April Zhang and her Students

Are you ready for your
Chinese to take off?


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