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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.

About the classes

(What you can learn from this teacher)

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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Library: Mountpleasant
1 kingsway Vancouver
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At home

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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)

Class duration options:

Online: 60, 90, 120 minutes

In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

Single class purchase:

An extra CAD $5.00 single-class fee applies (per student)

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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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