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Katherine was born in mainland China, then came to Hong Kong with her family when she was 13. She went a college in Renming University which is among the top three universities in Beijing when she was 18 and acquired the Bachelor of Arts with major in Japanese language. After graduating from the Renming University, she returned to Hong Kong and worked for a Japanese Bank as a secretary to her Japanese boss. She has been teaching mandarin to the expats in Hong Kong for 10 years as a private chinese mandarin tutor since she started career in Hong Kong. The majority of her tutees and students are British,Japanese,Australians,Indians, etc. She has over 10 years teaching experience for non-Chinese speakers, has great understanding of various mandarin learning difficulties from people of different nations.

Chinese Characters

Chinese Characters

Chinese Characters Learning seems super hard and boring , according to the following images , can you guess what the meaning of these characters are?

chinese characters

chinese characters


By |May 5th, 2014|General Chinese Mandarin Course|0 Comments

Chinese Mandarin Pin Yin with Audio Sound

Chinese Mandarin Pin Yin with Audio Sound

This image shows the whole Chinese Mandarin Pin Yin Chart, please click the image below, then you will be directed to the other page.

You can move the mouse pointer, click the left mouse on each pinyin, then you will hear four different tones. Have it fun.

Chinese Mandarin Pin Yin Chart with Audio Sound

Chinese Mandarin Pin Yin Chart with Audio Sound

By |May 4th, 2014|General Chinese Mandarin Course|0 Comments

Chinese Culture

Chinese Culture

The Chinese don’t say “hello” when they meet each other??

When Chinese people meet,various amenities and civilities are exchanged,for instance:”How are you? Long time no see. How are you doing lately?” “How is your work? Have you been busy?” “Where are you going?” and etc.

The other party may give a truthful and factual answer or just a brief answer like “Passable”, “Quite well”, “Not very busy” “I am out for something”.

These questions indicate that the person asking you is concerned about you or interested in you. So please do not feel strange or upset since they are just amenities.

When coming across someone, the Chiense do not often say “How are you” or  “Good morning”. They are used to asking questions about what you are doing or what you are about to do according to the time or situation.

By |April 17th, 2014|Chinese Culture|0 Comments

The Advantage of Private Chinese Lesson

Why Private Chinese Lesson?

What is the difference between the Class Chinese Lesson?

What students are suitable for Private Chinese Lesson?

Private Chinese Lesson or Class Chinese Lesson?

Private Chinese Lesson is One tutor teaching to One student

Is Private Lesson or Class Lesson better for learning Chinese language?

Private Chinese lesson is one tutor teaching to one student, the student learning will be focused on.

However, Class Chinese lesson is one tutor teaching to a lot of students, it is quite difficult for the tutor to control the teaching pace in a class,because some students are fast learner,some students are not.

The other benefit for Private Chinese Lesson is the tutor coming to the student’s place, and the student only need to re-arrange the lesson time with the tutor if he (she) needs to change a date for a lesson.

However, for Class Chinese Lesson, the student need to travel to the school to attend the lesson, and lesson time is fixed every week. The student is not able to attend the class on the day which he (she) is on the business trip.

What students are suitable for Private Chinese Lesson?

The students might wonder “Am I suitable for Private Chinese Lesson or Class Chinese Lesson ?” before they decide to learn Chinese. Some students ara suitable for Class Lesson and some students are suitable for Private Lesson. If the student feel himself(herself) is fast learner or they want to practice more oral language skills, they should attend individual lesson.

Want to improve oral Chinese language skills after Class Lesson

Attending Class Chinese Lesson with lots of classmates from all of the world seems happier. However individual’s oral language practice time is limited in classroom.

For Private Chinese Lesson, the student will have more chances of speaking with his (her) private tutor, once the student makes mistake, he (she) will get correction by the tutor immediately.

Private Chinese Tutors understand the student’s weakness, is able to meet the student’s individual requirements to teach.

Some students are too shy to ask questions in class especially in front of foreign tutors and some students might worry they will be laughed by their classmates when they ask the silly questions in class.

However, these students are feeling free to ask questions when they face their private tutor.

What is the Disadvantage of Private Lesson?

Less competition environment

The student might think the biggest disadvantage of Private Chinese Lesson is the hourly tuition fee is much higher than Class Lesson. It is worth paying more tuition fee if the student does make more progress from individual learning.

The other disadvantage of Private Lesson is the student has no partner to learn with, in another words there is no competition environment, which will not help the student have more motivation on their learning. Especially for the exam preparation lesson such as HSK etc.

By |April 8th, 2014|Chinese Learning Method|0 Comments

About Pin Yin

About Pin Yin

Mandarin Class HK

Hong Kong Chinese Class

The Chinese script is different from European scripts in that it has no alphabet. Instead, it uses tens of thousands of individual characters,each corresponding to a syllable with a distinct meaning. The largest print dictionary in China contains over 80,000characters ! Suffice to say, menmorizing characters is a hard task for any person, especially when compared with the 26 letter alphabet used in English.


By |December 9th, 2013|Chinese Grammar|0 Comments