Oct 19, 2019
Fairly excellent lesson as usual, and she taught me repeatedly until I can do it.
I really appreciate your lesson.
Oct 18, 2019
It was a fairly excellent class, I can recommend for everyone!
Sep 21, 2019
I have taken the "picture description" lesson many times. Mera is a wonderful teacher and I always enjoy her lessons very much. She puts a lot of thought and effort into the content that she teaches, and is always fun and interesting to talk with. I highly recommend her!
Sep 5, 2019
Today was our first lesson and I am very happy. Yakira is very patient and encouraged me to do my best. I look forward to the next lesson!
Sep 1, 2019
We reviewed some of the sentences we went through and the use of pinyin really helped to improve my pronouciation. Thanks !
Aug 19, 2019
Keih is a very patient tutor, which is a good quality for a beginner in chinese like me. I do appreciate the fact she's not gave up on my pronounciation until it was good enough to move forward in the lesson. She also provided me the pinyin translation of what we reviewed in the lesson so I would be able to practice on my own. Very good lesson overall, thanks, teacher !
Jun 29, 2019
Thank you so much yesterday as always ;) I really appreciate it to Cafetalk that gave me a chance to take her lesson!
***ng_xiang 2019 Awesome Lesson Awards (Spring/Summer)
Jun 29, 2019
Talking with her is really fun. Everytime she gave me a lot of new words on Skype, so I could learn a lot. I recommend her lesson to anyone :)
She is very friendly and has a passion as a professional. I have met many teacher before but definitely she is the best :)
Jun 23, 2019
As usual, it was really fan today and I got learn a lot of new phrase :) She is so friendly that I can try to express what I wanna say without any hesitation. I recommend her to anyone who wanna learn Chinese!
Jun 22, 2019
Very friendly and professional teacher. She gave me a of words with pin yin accent during lesson. I recommend her class for people who start to learn Chinese.
Jun 16, 2019
it's great to practice Chinese from beginner's level. thank you for the pronunciation review after the lesson!
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 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 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 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!
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 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.
***ummmy 2018 Awesome Lesson Awards (Autumn/Winter)
Dec 9, 2018
Mari Laoshi is a lot of fun. Her class is very comprehensive especially for a beginner like me. Thanks a lot, Laoshi!!