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Mandarin from Introductory to Advanced Level

Teacher: Yiyi Sun (Montreal)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: CAD $25.00
2 students: CAD $20.00
3+ students: CAD $15.00
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Mandarin from Introductory to Advanced Level

(Mandarin débutants à avancés)

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Course description:

The course is designed for students from introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. According to your needs, I could customized different topics or themes for each class.

Teaching approach:

Based on the level of students, I will customize different topics and themes we are going to cover in the first class. From this Mandarin course, you will learn new words through different interesting sentences, from what you are most interested in, and from what you are most likely to do during your life.

Topics could cover such as travelling, culture, food, sports, hobbies, school etc.

You will also learn the pronunciation, grammar, idioms and jokes through our conversation.

Course program:

Introduction to Mandarin1
An introduction to Mandarin pronunciation, elementary grammar and basic vocabulary. There will be an aural-oral emphasis. Students will learn to speak and understand simple sentences and to learn about 150-200 characters and expressions.

Introduction to Mandarin 2
Students will learn more grammar and vocabulary. By the end of the course, students will be able to read and write about 350-400 characters.

Intermediate Mandarin1
For students who wish to practice their listening comprehension, speaking, reading abilities and writing skills on a more advanced level. An additional 200 characters, together with idioms and more advanced grammar, will be introduced.

Intermediate Mandarin2
A sequel to Chinese 200. Students will learn more grammar, idioms and vocabulary. By the end of the course, students will be able to read and write about 800-1000 characters.

Advanced Mandarin1
This course is designed to help students who have some knowledge of a form of Chinese other than Mandarin (e.g., Cantonese) to develop pronunciation skills and to strengthen their language abilities in Mandarin through listening, speaking, reading and writing. There will be an aural-oral emphasis.

Advanced Mandarin2
Students' language abilities will be strengthened through activities such as news presentation, discussion and debate. Chinese culture and concepts of modern Chinese thought will also be introduced through reading and discussion.

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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $25.00*
2 students:CAD $20.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $15.00 per student*

* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: CAD $5.00 (per student)

Class duration options:

Online: Not available

In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Yiyi Sun

City / Country of origin: China

Mother language: Mandarin

Spoken languages: English, French, Mandarin

"Was very fun learning with Yiyi Sun. She will adjust the courses according on your needs. Highly recommended."


Hi, My name is Yiyi Sun, you could also call me Viola! I was born in China, I have been living in China for 18 years. I am currently studying in McGill University, and I have plenty of experience of teaching Canadian to speak Mandarin. I like making friends, enjoy knowing the culture difference between people, and love to hear all people’s experience and background. I really try to make language learning fun and effective. I am a very open, friendly, and outgoing person, and I would love to share my stories and knowledge with you!


Bachelor Degree of Environmental Economics in McGill University from 2010-Present


*Freelance English-Chinese Translator/Interpreter/editor in Several Media/Website from 2012 to Present

*Communication Coordinator : Plan events schedules; make agenda for China provincial government visiting, in Canada internal & external communication; communicate with related educational & research center and related China-Canada investment project.

*Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief: Manage all the day-to-day operations of articles publications online, write and edit news and articles. Updating social media, such as twitter, Facebook, WeChat. (JK3BQ.COM, Montreal, Canada )

*Have 6 month teaching Mandarin Experience in Montreal from January to July,2014.

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Learn Mandarin: Mandarin from Introductory to Advanced Level

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.

Interested in this course?

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