Emphasis on Conversation
Mobile Study Tools
Many Class Levels
Classes Designed For You
We designed our program with you 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 fine tuned 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 speaking friends.
We make it easier for you to succeed
Listening and speaking are the only effective ways to learn a foreign language. Our classes 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 the Classroom
We keep students engaged with interactive 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 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
Each of our lessons evolved out of experiences of Americans interacting with native speakers in China. The pace of change in China is rapid, and, just like the US, the language is evolving with it. 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.