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Read and speak Chinese for beginners

Teacher: TingTing Chan (Vancouver)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: CAD $35.00
2 students: CAD $33.00
3+ students: CAD $30.00
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Learn Mandarin

Read and speak Chinese for beginners

Course description:

1. Clear explanations of how to use basic phrases in everyday conversation.
2. Entertaining activities, game, puzzle to check your progress.

Teaching approach:

Use many activities to practice the target grammar structure.

Practice daily conversation and use it in your life.

Places where you can take this course:

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University: VCC
1155 E. Broadway Vancouver BC V5T4V5
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1 kingsway Vancouver
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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $35.00*
2 students:CAD $33.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $30.00 per student*

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

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Online: Not available

In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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TingTing Chan

City / Country of origin: Taiwan, Taipei

Mother language: Mandarin

Spoken languages: English, Mandarin


This is TingTing Chan. I was an elementary school teacher in Taiwan. I teach literary and conversation Mandarin. I enjoy many interesting activities and like to talk about them, so students don't feel bored when they are learning Mandarin.


I have elementary teaching certificate in Taiwan and a TESOL certificate from VCC.


I taught Mandarin at Tzu Chi Academy of Humanistic Studies in Richmond for grade 6 students (Richmond, Canada)
I taught Mandarin to pre-school students (Vancouver, Canada)
I taught Mandarin at to grade 3 students (Vancouver, Canada)
I currently teach daily conversation for adult learners.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn Mandarin: Read and speak Chinese for beginners

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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