May 20, 2020
Had a great lesson with Isy focused on practicing Chinese conversation skills. She is very personable and easy to talk to, and made sure to send over any words that I needed help with, so I can practice them later. 谢谢Isy!
Apr 25, 2020
Thank you for your trial lesson and feedback, I was shocked that I couldn't speak fluently at all...
You are very friendly and it was easy for me to talk together!
I am considering how is the best way at the moment. If I would take cafe talk lesson, I will contact you again soon!
Please stay safe! 謝謝！
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 !
Aug 18, 2019
Charlotte is experienced language lecturer. Good at drawing conversation from counterpart.
Hope to have next lesson some time soon. 謝謝
***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 :)
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.
Mar 10, 2019
She was very caring of my needs the whole lesson. Her explanations are easy. Thank you very much Tutor Lili :)
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.
***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!!
Dec 8, 2018
Thanks a lot, Mari Laoshi! My cousin and really enjoyed your class. She wanted to take your class again. No wonder why you're popular with Cafetalk students. Your class is a lot of fun!! I love how quickly you type everything. Both the characters and pinyin are included in your presentation so it's really easy for us to follow you in our class. Thanks a lot for a wonderful class experience. Xie xie, Laoshi! Regards, Jaja and Abby~ :))
Aug 11, 2018
Mar 9, 2018
Thank you very much for you lesson it was great. I really did have a great time talking with you. Thank you for the feedback I will use the words and phrases in the future. I think you are a great teacher. :)
Jan 7, 2018
Today I had my first lesson with Mari. She was not only kind, but she explained basic Mandarin quite easily. I felt that I could learn well in the long term. I recommend her if you want to make progress with your Mandarin. 谢谢!
***ggen13 2017 Awesome Lesson Awards (Winter)
Dec 16, 2017
Thanks for your teaching!
your teaching is amazing~
it helps me improve my chinese skill a lot
***omi709 2017 Awesome Lesson Awards (Winter)
Dec 11, 2017
She is a good teacher!
***lipbrook 2017 Awesome Lesson Awards (Winter)
Dec 8, 2017
I highly recommend Jane_Z for her consistent high quality in giving fun and thorough Chinese Lessons with good drills. Communication in English is easy and friendly. I have been studying with her for over a year and it is always a pleasure to attend class with her.
Aug 30, 2017
Interesting lesson, we started with pronunciation by reading some short phrases. It was great she could explain in English, I hope I can take more lessons. I think the 20 minutes were not enough, I wanted more time.