Effective Teaching Methods

We developed our own teaching and learning methods to mmake Chinese learning easier

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NihaoCafe

Take your learning experience to the next level with NihaoCafe’s videos, interactive lessons and exercises, integrated review & class notes, and scheduling system.

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Chinese Link Words

Chinese Link Words (c) technique helps students remember and retain new words much faster and more easily than via traditional learning methods.

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Storytelling Techniques

Improve your understanding of Chinese grammar & sentence structures using meaningful storylines. Learning with stories also makes it much more fun!

Course Curriculum

COURSE TOPICS & CONTENT

All of our courses focus on building your speaking and listening skills, with an option to include lessons on reading and writing Chinese characters.

Survival Chinese

You will be taught everything you need to know to survive living in China and get by easily, such as communicating with taxi drivers, shopkeepers, restaurant staff, etc.

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HSK Preparation

No matter which level of HSK exam or other Chinese exams you are preparing for, our exam preparation class will ensure you pass your exam with flying colors.

Daily Chinese

You will learn survival Chinese plus additional vocabulary that will allow you to communicate more effectively and have meaningful conversations with the locals.

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Business Chinese

Conduct business more productively in China with our Business Chinese course and learn essential vocabulary that is tailored to your industry or field of work.

Tailor-made

If you have a specific interest or need, tailor-made Chinese is the right choice for you. Your teacher will customize the lesson content to help you achieve your goal.

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Reading & Writing

Learn to not only speak but also to read and write Chinese characters. Elevate your Chinese skills and create more advantages for yourself in life, in school or in the job market.

Survival Chinese

You will be taught everything you need to know to survive living in China and get by easily, such as communicating with taxi drivers, shopkeepers, restaurant staff, etc.

Daily Chinese

You will learn survival Chinese plus additional vocabulary that will allow you to communicate more effectively and have meaningful conversations with the locals.

Tailor-made

If you have a specific interest or need, tailor-made Chinese is the right choice for you. Your teacher will customize the lesson content to help you achieve your goal.

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Business Chinese

Conduct business more productively in China with our Business Chinese course and learn essential vocabulary that is tailored to your industry or field of work.

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HSK Preparation

No matter which level of HSK exam or other Chinese exams you are preparing for, our exam preparation class will ensure you pass your exam with flying colors.

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Reading & Writing

Learn to not only speak but also to read and write Chinese characters. Elevate your Chinese skills and create more advantages for yourself in life, in school or in the job market.

Printed Resources

HSK 1 TEXTBOOK

HSK 1 TEXTBOOK

We have created our own textbooks to supplement students’ learning over the years. Most recent is the HSK 1 Textbook, meant for general learning or for students preparing to take the HSK 1 test. It is the first one in a series of HSK-oriented textbooks.
To find out more about our new textbook, click the button below.

Lesson Delivery Tools

FOCUS ON 4 LANGUAGE SKILLS

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Speaking & Listening

Your speaking and listening skills will be trained using various methods, including: role-playing, watching and describing scenes from a video, telling a story based on a picture, Q&A with fellow students or your teacher, etc.

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Reading & Writing

To improve your reading and writing skills, a variety of tools will be used as practice, such as reading articles, creating sentences using specific words, short essay writing, spelling tests, dictation, etc.

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Speaking & Listening

Your speaking and listening skills will be trained using various methods, including: role-playing, watching and describing scenes from a video, telling a story based on a picture, Q&A with fellow students or your teacher, etc.

Writing icon | That's Mandarin

Reading & Writing

To improve your reading and writing skills, a variety of tools will be used as practice, such as reading articles, creating sentences using specific words, short essay writing, spelling tests, dictation, etc.

Educators’ Testimonials

It’s been a great experience from language learning to workshops to getting out into the city. They’ve obviously learned a great deal. And so have I.

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Edward B.

Teacher of a British school group

The students seem to enjoy all the activities and especially the field trips. It’s a very different experience than just learning Chinese in the classroom.

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Zoe S.

Teacher of an American school group

Our trip program was personalized so that the students could learn similar curriculum as they did back home. And everyone definitely enjoyed the field trips and food.

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Andy T.

Leader of a British school group

Educators’ Testimonials

It’s been a great experience from language learning to workshops to getting out into the city. They’ve obviously learned a great deal. And so have I.

edward educator testimonial thats mandarin

Edward B.

Teacher of a British school group

The students seem to enjoy all the activities and especially the field trips. It’s a very different experience than just learning Chinese in the classroom.

Zoe educator testimonial thats mandarin

Zoe S.

Teacher of an American school group

Our trip program was personalized so that the students could learn similar curriculum as they did back home. And everyone definitely enjoyed the field trips and food.

Andy educator testimonial thats mandarin

Andy T.

Leader of a British school group

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