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Learn Mandarin Montreal

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2 students: CAD $18.00∼
3 or more students: CAD $12.00∼
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Learn Mandarin

Mandarin 1

Course description:

Start-up. Focus on basic pronunciations, greetings, and how to ask basic questions.

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Teach new words

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Mandarin classes, Montreal
University: Concordia University Downtown Campus
7141 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H4B 1R6
Mandarin classes, Montreal
Library: Concordia University Library, Downtown
1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, QC H3G
Mandarin classes, Montreal
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1 Class35.0028.0022.00
10 Classes25.0018.0012.00

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* All classes have a duration of 60 minutes
* An administration fee (CAD $50.00 per student) is added for 10 classes

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Lei Xie

City / Country of origin: Montreal

Mother language: Mandarin

Spoken languages: English


My name is Lei. I have been with Fabrika Cultural for over an year. I am also an accounting student at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. I have had some students so far with me. They all had a great experience of learning language with me. Some of them have gone to China to do business, to go travel, and to go study. I still get emails, phones and text messages from them to ask me questions and also to let me know how their experience were while they were in China. I have my own methods, textbook, and materials for the learning purpose. Personally, I am second language learner as well. So I know how it is like to feel frustrated when you learn a completely different language with all the grammars, pronunciations, and specially characters. Please see in my experience about how I teach and My five principals and seven actions for all of you.


Currently enrolled in Bachelor Degree at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec


Here I have five principals and seven actions for all of you. Five principals:1 Focus on language content that is relevant to you.2 Use your language as a tool to communicate from day 1. 3 When you understand the message you will acquire the language unconsciously.4 Language is not about accumulating a lot of knowledge but is rather a type of physiological training.5 Psycho-physiological state matters-you need to be happy, relaxed, and most importantly, you need to be tolerant of ambiguity. Don't try to understand every detail as it will drive you crazy. seven actions: 1 Listen a lot-it doesn't matter if you understand or not. Listen to rhythms and patterns.2 Focus on getting the meaning first, before the words. Body language and facial expressions can help.3 Start mixing, get creative, and use what you're learning. 4, Focus on the core-use the most common words.5 language parent (ME) 6 Copy the face-watch native speakers 7 Direct connect"-find ways to connect words directly images.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn Mandarin: Mandarin 1

Proficiency level

Your Mandarin proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar Mandarin expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in Mandarin if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where Mandarin is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex Mandarin text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native Mandarin speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer Mandarin texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use Mandarin flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in Mandarin.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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