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.
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~ :))
Dec 3, 2018
I really enjoy the good flow of energy during our lessons, Shizuka helps me to think and respond in Chinese while practicing the textbook dialogues.
Nov 29, 2018
I always look forward to my lessons with Shizuka. We go over the textbook lesson and then she uses the text material to expand into a natural conversation.
Oct 22, 2018
I am very happy with my progress and lessons with Shizuka. Thank you!
Oct 12, 2018
These lessons help me prepare for my university Chinese class every week. I really notice how much easier it is to keep up with the class pace and not so stressful when asked to speak in class. Thank you, Shizuka!
Oct 10, 2018
Today we reviewed previous lessons and Shizuka helped me to understand how to put dates and time in correct order. Good lesson!
Sep 22, 2018
Today we reviewed the past two lessons material and then began the next lesson. Very good review by mixing of both the new lesson and previous lesson material to reinforce learning retention. I really am so happy I found such an excellent teacher!
Sep 17, 2018
I really enjoy my lessons with Shizuka. Besides the textbook vocabulary and grammar, she also teaches me additional vocabulary and grammar to help improve my understanding and speaking. I recommend lessons with Shizuka! Thank you, Shizuka!
Sep 13, 2018
Another great lesson! I learned how to do a basic self-introduction and how to ask questions and respond accordingly. Thank you, Shizuka!
Sep 10, 2018
Great lesson! I am so happy that Chinese isn't as difficult as I thought. I was afraid of tones and saying things the wrong way. Shizuka gently encourages me to think and respond naturally to questions without reading from the textbook. I recommend lessons with Shizuka! Thank you for a great lesson.
Sep 7, 2018
Another great lesson! Shizuka gives clear explanations about grammar and vocabulary. She is helping me improve my pronunciation of the tones. Thank you for today!
Sep 3, 2018
Shizuka is amazing! I learned some extra ways to ask someone their name that was not in my school textbook. I am excited to continue learning Mandarin with Shizuka's guidance. Shizuka, thank you for a great lesson and encouraging me not to give up. :-)
Aug 27, 2018
Today was my first Chinese lesson with Shizuka. In just the short time I was finally able to understand exactly what Pinyin, tones, and finals are and how to form the mouth to make the correct tones. I look forward to learning Chinese with Shizuka.
Jul 4, 2018
Jing laoshi was very patient, friendly and understanding. This was my first lesson, and I hadn't practiced Chinese in months, but she made me feel comfortable, and encouraged me. If there was something I didn't understand, she did a thorough job of making sure I understood. I took the HSK Level 5 prep course. She gets you talking from the beginning, it was refreshing to be in an immersive environment again. I highly recommend her lesson!
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!
***ji5877 2017 Awesome Lesson Awards (Winter)
Dec 8, 2017
This lesson is good for person who are preparing hsk6.
And Leelee teacher have a strong sense of responsibility.
I like her. ^^