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 and gained acute Chinese cultural awareness.
If you’d like to learn Mandarin Chinese with your friends or colleagues as a small private group, contact April directly.
Chinese character radical is a fascinating topic! It’s always there, in every Chinese character, although quite a number of radicals seem to be invisible.
We have got several insightful articles written on this topic, including: Chinese radicals - a fact sheet, Strokes, components and radicals of Chinese characters, and When radicals do and do not give clues to meanings of Chinese characters.
Against popular beliefs, we recommend students not to spend too much time learning radicals. Skimming the surface is enough, and in this workshop, that’s exactly what we’re going to do, skimming the surface of Chinese character radicals.
During the workshop, students get to understand a brief outline of the main function of radicals in the Chinese writing system, and some easily identifiable Chinese radicals. For a quick practice, students are invited to identify radicals in given characters.
(A special component is available for in person workshop, during which students have a chance to look up a character in a traditional Chinese dictionary and gain some first hand experience.)
This workshop is for students who, after having independently completed all the Chinese Reading and Writing 1 online lessons and worked through all the exercises in the book, have some questions regarding the meanings of words, usage of a character or any sentence structures. Questions about supplementary worksheets for Chinese Reading and Writing 1 are also welcome.
This workshop will be primarily centring around the questions raised by students. Secondly, practicing time will be allocated for students to write some Chinese, either a few sentences or a paragraph. Feedback will be provided as well as suggestions for improvements.
Students are encouraged to submit their questions at the time of signing up for the workshop.
Increase the awareness of the four tones and the neutral one. Pronounce a few difficult sounds clearly. Understand why the same pinyin can be pronounced differently.
This workshop is for people who have not studied Mandarin for long time and have troubles with a few distinctive Mandarin sounds. During the workshop, they’ll work on a few different aspects of Mandarin pronunciations, and practice speaking Mandarin in a clear and natural manner.
At the time of signing up for the workshop, students are encouraged to specify the areas where they find the most difficult to pronounce.
Start speaking Mandarin, and speak Mandarin well!
Mandarin Express Intro Level A is a beginner’s course, helping non-Chinese speakers who have no prior experience in learning Chinese start speaking Mandarin quickly. This course focuses 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 learning medium of this course is pinyin. A beginner’s guide to pinyin pronunciation is available here. Students will not learn how to read or write Chinese characters.
Mandarin Express Intro Level A is structured around ten fundamental topics, such as self introduction, places around the town, food and etc. Students’ conversational abilities are rapidly developed through many stimulating and fun class activities and targeted exercises. Sufficient revision materials are provided for reinforcement.
Detailed course information is available here.
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