Emphasis on Conversation
Mobile Study Tools
Many Class Levels
Classes Designed For You
Our program was designed with adults in mind. Whether you’re planning to visit China, have family members who speak Mandarin, work in multi-cultural retail environment, or just want to learn for enrichment. Our program is designed to make the best use of your time. We make the language feel natural, and provide contemporary material that will help you connect with Chinese people.
We make it easier for you to succeed
Using the a language is the only way to learn it. We emphasize listening and speaking in class. We minimize explanations, and maximize practice. We also use props to increase retention. You learn faster, and retain longer, by keeping the language simple, and increasing slowly.
Optimal use of Classroom/Online
We keep students engaged with conversational activities in the classroom. Where else can you find people to practice with? Other schools want you to believe that listening to grammar explanations are more important than practice. Don’t let them waste your time.
Mobile Study Tools
In these days of ubiquitous mobile devices, it is a shame to have to drag books around to learn stuff. Our first three levels, 30 lessons, are all accessible on a mobile responsive web site. Using your mobile device you can read about the grammar, listen to the dialogs and use flashcards. We expect student to practice at least 20 minutes a day with our materials. And having it all online makes this doable. By practicing between classes you will make better use of the precious time in the classroom with native speakers and
All of our lessons evolved out of experiences of interacting with native speakers in China. The pace of change in China is rapid, and, just like the US, the language is evolving rapidly. We not only teach you the basics of pronunciation and grammar, but we give you the language as it is spoken in China today. In our second level class we give you useful strategies for enlisting native speakers to help you improve.