30 Minute Mandarin Chinese Lesson
I can teach you conversational Mandarin!
If you're a complete beginner, we will start the lesson by discussing the four tones used in all words which will assist in your pronunciation. Once that's taken care of, we'll move onto learning functional phrases such as introducing yourself, asking for directions in a new place, or ordering at a restaurant. Afterwards, we'll either go more in-depth into phrases used in certain situations, or I can teach you things you'd specifically like to learn such as answering questions about Chinese culture or how to flirt.
Unless you're a complete beginner, 90% of our conversation will be in Mandarin because I strongly believe that immersion is highly beneficial to learning a new language. Apart from that, my teaching style varies based on what you like: some students who are perfectionists enjoy being corrected on every single word until they're perfect. With others, they would just like to understand a few phrases and learn about the culture which is perfectly okay too!
I look forward to conversing with you :) We can meet on Skype, or whatever you're most comfortable with.
Training & Qualifications
I am a native Mandarin speaker who moved to Canada at the age of 5. Since me being bilingual was very important to my parents, I studied Chinese in school growing up. Now as a university student, one of my part-time jobs is assisting my Chinese professor in translating various materials.
Availability & Preferences
I'm usually free in the evening on weekdays. Let me know your availability and we'll work something out!