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30 minutes Chinese language practic

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20 per visit

I am a native Chinese speaker and have lived in the US for the last 10 years. I can help you with Chinese conversation practice. I can help you at all different levels. Beginner, intermediate or advanced.

I think one of the most difficult thing about learning Chinese is the tones. Chinese have four tones that are very different to English. I think if you are used to singing, you can borrow a lot of the singing techniques into speaking Chinese. Each Chinese tone can map to a steady singing key or a slur from one key to another. Understanding the mechanics of Chinese tones is essential in speaking like a native.

Another hard part of Chinese is learning the characters. My coaching will focus more on conversational Chinese so you will hear the Chinese words and just try to use them in conversations.

Training & Qualifications


I am a Chinese native speaker and have helped a number of people with their Chinese learning in the past. What I like to do is also to help you understand Chinese culture and modern China. If you are trying to use Chinese for professional purposes or to enjoy better travel in China, this would be a great fit.

Availability & Preferences


weekday evenings and weekends.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

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About Ben Z

I am a bisexual free spirit that enjoys problem solving, sharing stories and being a good friend. I am a software engineer by trade but I can also see myself being a standup comedian, an entrepreneur,... a actor, a singer and a public speaker. I can help people with a whole range of things. I can teach Chinese, programming. I can offer soothing massages. I can cook a dinner for people. I can host a movie night. I can also invite you to use the swimming pool in my condo building. There are many things you can help me out. You can invite me to go to hike with you, ski with you, have road trips with you. I want to learn more about yoga, meditation, public speaking, dating tips. I am fairly new to San Francisco so I can always use some authentic friendship. I am a good listener so if you wanna talk to someone because of breakups, challenges you face in life, I can be that friend of yours that you can call late in the night. I am also good at cheering people up. I haven't done tons of standup comedy but I think I can deliver a quite good job. Louis CK is like my idol. I think his capability to relate to anyone in this world with the simplest words is so incredible. Yes, he can say the most horrible things in the world but deep down you know he is a good-natured person with a rebellious kid inside his soul. I think that is a very cool thing. It's not always easy to find friends like that, who can be totally authentic and yet knows how to be a friend. show more

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