May 30, 2019
I finally moved from threshold to elementary and I'm really liking this textbook! As always, Lao Shi's explanations are very details and easy to follow. I feel like I'm improving every week.
Lots of fun and memorable examples. Good class.
May 26, 2019
Kakin has very encouraging and patient with me which is great. She also makes me feel very comfortable and I have fun during our lessons.
May 12, 2019
She always makes the material easy to understand
May 5, 2019
Today was great! I haven't been able to study with Shizuka since last December, so I was happy we could study together again.
Apr 22, 2019
I’ve been taking this lesson for a few months now and I really like it. The textbook is easy to follow with useful exercises and Laoshi explains everything in a fun and memorable way. She also teaches me “real life” Chinese that’s not in the book and how to apply it to different situations. Laoshi goes above and beyond to make sure I’m progressing in Chinese. Love this class!
Apr 18, 2019
I enjoyed taking this lesson. At the same time, I learnt a lot of things! My Chinese level is still not high but teacher is very kind and patient. So I felt relax. I didn't hesitate to speak Chinese and ask questions. I would like to take this lesson again^^
Apr 14, 2019
This lesson was for my 8 year old daughter. Ms. Alicia is very good with children, and my daughter had fun. She will continue taking Chinese lessons from Ms. Alicia.
Mar 10, 2019
She was very caring of my needs the whole lesson. Her explanations are easy. Thank you very much Tutor Lili :)
Mar 9, 2019
Hello Acky! Thank you so much for giving me the best learning experience as always! I still remember the very first day that we've had back in 2017 where I couldn't even speak the basic words and phrases in Chinese. I've long planned of working in China so I came to ask your help for my further goals in learning Mandarin. And now that I'm finally coming there for work, I would say that I've gained a lot of confidence from your class. It's actually a bit surprising that my vocabulary is gradually growing and I can compose more sentences than before. Although I still have a long way to go in learning Chinese, I'm truly grateful for my growing interest in this language. Thank you for all your patience and always believing in me. I really appreciate your help, Acky Laoshi. I hope more student will get to know you and your high-quality class. I'm pretty sure they'll get to meet their language goal with you in no time. I'll keep in touch and I look forward to having more classes with you in the future. I love you, Acky Laoshi! Xie xie ni~ All the best, Jaja :)))))))))
Mar 5, 2019
The session I had with Kakin was really great. She was very encouraging and able to explain words and phrases very well. She also made me feel very comfortable. I'm looking forward to our next lesson!
Feb 16, 2019
Hi, Laoshi! Long time no see! Thank you so much for such a wonderful class. I was able to speak of longer sentences this time. You kept on guiding me well with the correct pronunciation, intonation and the sentence patterns with the new set of vocabularies. It was a very comprehensible class as always!
Thank you so much for always encouraging me to speak and compose my sentences. It's a lot of fun when I get to hear myself having gradual progress. Xie xie! Wo ai ni ~Jaja :)))
Jan 17, 2019
I've been taking this lesson regularly for a couple months now and I highly recommend Zhang Laoshi if you get nervous speaking Chinese. She never pressures me and always makes me feel comfortable during class. What's also really helpful is that whenever she teaches me a new word, she types the hanzi and pinyin into the chat box on Skype so that I can go back and review it later. I always look forward to taking class with Zhang Laoshi :)
Jan 12, 2019
Every time when I take her lesson, she gave me very good vibe. I am so happy to study with her!
Dec 28, 2018
For today, we have planned to read two paragraphs from a history book and to discuss some short video clips from YouTube. Teacher Ann did a lot of hard work preparing to the lesson, probably even too much. Of course teachers should prepare to their lessons, but over-preparation usually makes the lesson too rigid, too inflexible. Both teacher and learner should remember that the bulk of preparation should be the responsibility of the learner.
When we finished with the text, and it was quite a difficult text, I was able to understand all the points I couldn't understand before, so I am very happy with that. It just took more time than I had expected. I think we could have done it faster if we were to go directly to the text.
The strong points of this teacher:
* knows how to prepare concept-checking questions;
* has a good pronunciation;
* explains stuff well;
* introduces the new vocabulary in the correct order; she doesn't elicit though, but personally I don't like this technique anyway, so it is not a minus;
Recommendations for this teacher:
* she needs to be even more mindful to grading her language (for the most part it was fine though); classroom language should always be at or below the language level of the learners, but never above it;
* when writing the lesson plan, she should not neglect the "anticipated problems" section; it is just as important as the "new material" section.
With all this critique, still above average though. Just could have been even better.
Dec 22, 2018
Thanks for the lesson. I had a great time in Chinese.
Dec 20, 2018
My first lesson with Mari was really great. I really enjoyed our lesson so much that the time really flew by. Mari introduced me to many new words and phrases in both Chinese characters and in pinyin and provided me with materials to assist me with my HSK Chinese Proficiency Test goals.
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Dec 9, 2018
I always enjoy your class as I'm learning a lot. Learning with you for more than a year now is really precious to me, Acky. I never felt so excited about taking the Chinese classes. Allow me to thank you for sending me your review and audio materials after every class. Compiling those materials and doing the revision in my own time is such a nice experience for me. Your class is very rich in content. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! Wo ai ni, Acky Laoshi!!
Mari Laoshi is a lot of fun. Her class is very comprehensive especially for a beginner like me. Thanks a lot, Laoshi!!
Dec 8, 2018
Hi, again Acky!!! Thanks for making me feel at ease in the class although I'm having a lot of pronunciation mistakes. Your class is a lot of fun and you are very kind and patient. I feel like I'm having a great improvement in your class. It really inspires me to practice more. Thank you so much for your help. Lots of love, Jaja~ :)))