你nǐ 好hǎo !
Hello, I am Claire. I am an experienced teacher of Mandarin Chinese to students of varying nationalities and ages, and a creator of lesson plans and materials tailored to specific audience requirements.
The following are my experiences in studying and teaching:
★Postgraduate degree ( Teaching Chinese as a foreign language )in SOAS University of London.
★ Got TCSOL certificate(Teachers of Chinese to speakers of other Languages)
★ Over 8 years Mandarin teaching experiences for different ages and levels of students , 3.5 years in Canada, 2 years in Taiwan, 2.5years in the UK. Used to teach in University, language centres.
★ Capable of working with students at all ages and on all levels (Beginners,Intermediate, Advanced levels and business Chinese), many experiences of teaching Adults, Kids, One to one lessons, group lessons and corporate training programmes.
★ Good at deliver Chinese culture and Chinese business culture. Got lots of experiences teaching in profession companies in London and company CEOs.
★ Great command in English to teach Mandarin for entry-level students. Fun learning materials are also provided to help the student better grasp the concept and practice at home.
★ Familiar with both traditional and simplified characters, Pinyin and Zhuyin.
★ offer customized lessons for students to fit their needs. My teaching methods make learning Chinese fun, easy, and effective.
Our teaching services:
1. One to one customized Lessons
- Focus on you or your small group's requirements and needs.
- Flexible schedule and location.
- Available for business contents and test preparation.
- Help you pass HSK test easily.
Rate: We offer you the first trial lesson £20 / 1 hour. After trial lesson the hour rate will be between £30-£40 per hour.
2. Small Group Course ( Mandarin and Culture Course beginner level1)
- Communicative approach lessons plus interactive activities, make the lesson fun, efficient and educational.
- Small group 4-8 people a class.
- Not only deliver language, but also share Chinese culture in each lesson.
- Reasonable and affordable tuition.
What you will learn from our 10-week course:
◆How to introduce one’s name and nationality
◆Express time, years, months and dates
◆How to ask price and talk about money
◆Ordering food, make request and pay the bill
◆Talking about family, occupations and age
◆How to make and answer phone calls
◆Chinese paper cutting
Fee: £27 / 2 hrs (per lesson)(10-week course)
Location: Central London
The best language teachers go beyond the syllabus to provide a holistic learning experience. Claire is one of the best. She is patient but tenacious in her mission to bring out the very best in her students. I'm only a beginner in Mandarin but I've already learned so much about the technical aspects of the language and also about Chinese culture more generally. Claire's teaching style cements knowledge learned through fun and engaging lessons which elicit enthusiastic participation in a supportive and encouraging classroom environment. Her lessons are something to look forward to. I've already signed up for the next course and cannot wait to get stuck in!
Matthew K. - England
Claire is a patient, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable teacher. I really enjoyed my lessons with her, but most importantly, I learned a lot! In just a few short weeks, I was able to ask for directions, participate in basic Chinese conversation, order at restaurants, and much more. Claire’s unique approach to language-learning can easily be tailored to fit your individual needs. If you’re thinking about learning Chinese, don’t even think twice and call Claire!
-Alison Seymour , Canada
Claire’s lessons are fun, professional and motivating. She is always well prepared and explains everything in a appropriate manner. For me as a beginner I feel well taken care of and beside learning the Chinese language, I get to know the Chinese culture. On my trip to Taipei I could take advantage of my mandarin language skills and I had a great time. Thanks to Claire my Chinese is steadily improving.
I have been learning Chinese for 7 months with Claire. She is patient, motivating, and adapts to my own rythm. She makes the lesson fun, and put sincere efforts in helping me to improve my Chinese. In every lesson, she includes vocabulary, pronunciation, writing, and exercises. Thanks to her teaching, I am now able to have some basic communications and read simple sentences. When I was looking for a Chinese teacher, I visited several teachers, but she was the only one I felt confident to learn Chinese with. After 7 months, I can really say that I made the right choice, because Claire is a great teacher! Go Claire!
-Pascal Clausen , Switzerland
Are you ready to start the fun journey of learning mandarin with us? Please contact me, I can set up an appointment for further discussion.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to drop me a line.
Look forward to hearing from you ~~!!!!
0208 935 5183