Introduce young beginners to Chinese basics, keep them interested and make learning Chinese fun!
1. Primary and secondary school
All international schools and local school Chinese syllabus in Singapore. My tuition helps your kids with
2. Conversational Mandarin
No one speaks Chinese at home? No problem, I can help ! I teach your kids standard Chinese pronunciation, hanyu pinyin, the four tones, everyday vocabularies, social and everyday Mandarin, improve your child's conversational skills and go on to language fluency with interesting learning materials and references to relevant and interesting cultural points. By engaging them in role-playing for different topics, they will practise plentifully before having conversations in real life at different places and place them well in oral tests at schools.
3. Chinese cultural classes and fun activities
I engage your kids with fun learning activities beyond their textbooks so they can truly appreciate and enjoy Chinese language. I offer to take them out to field trips like going to the Chinatown, celebrating different Chinese festivals, ordering food at the hawker centres, shoppig for clothes at the malls, introducing them great Chinese classics at the libraries, visiting Chinese painting art galleries, savoring Chinese tea and snacks at the teahouse, attending a live Chinese orchestrate concert, learning how to cook a simple fried rice or noodle dish, watching Chinese movies and many other interesting places and activities to put Chinese in action. I connect easily with kids, I am able to inspire their desire to learn and sustain their interest with fun and rewarding learning experience!
1. Conversational social Mandarin cater to all levels with excellent learning materials from Beijing language and cultural university press.
comprehensive topics, easy to follow, well designed and carefully selected for your individual learning needs, progress at your own learning pace, flexible timing and frequency to suit your schedule. I also tailor make your HSK level 1 -6 exams preparations if getting an official Chinese credential is your goal. All my students aced HSK with flying colors and most obtained full scores. I will guide you step by step and go through all the practice sets thoroughly with clear explanations. Results proven with plenty of students' testimonials!
2. Business Mandarin
Doing business in China? Dealing with Chinese coworkers, suppliers or personnel? Not only do you need to know your everyday Chinese vocabularies, you will also need to learn related business topics to help you communicate and deal effectively with us. I can help you bridge the cultural gap, better understand your Chinese counterparts and create a platform of knowledge and understanding with them that is crucial for effective communication, closing deals and improve relationships!
You can choose which topics to learn or what skills to focus on, e.g. travel Chinese, getting around, job interviews, contract and correspondence, negotiations, business presentation, telephone calls, quotations, speech etc. Lessons will cover cultural knowledge, etiquettes, Chinese customs and norms to help you understand the business context and how business is done in China.
Lessons are customized to cater to your profession and industry. If you are keen to keep your finger on the pulse on what is happening in China, we can read and study current news and articles from newspapers, magazines or online journals. My master degree in information studies and work experience as a national library reference librarian made me a seasoned researcher who knows where are the best business information sources. I am a trained translator and interpreter in Chinese English languages too, my bilingual ability will help you get the most from lessons and progress fast. Moreover my business background in economics and finance has equipped me with business vocabularies, savvy and practical field knowledge, business concepts and the know-how in the real business world.
I am the ideal Chinese Language and Cultural trainer for your business and professional needs. If you need a seasoned professional to help you with translation or interpretation, for example crafting your Chinese speech, preparing work presentations, business correspondences and business calls etc. I am here for you.
3. Chinese Proficiency Test
Whether you are applying to study in China universities, preparing to work in China or setting up your own business or simply just setting a learning goal for yourself by taking BCT, YCT, HSK and other open exams of different levels, I can help you prepare and ace them. All my students aced their open exams after my customised tutorage and special teaching methods and excellent learning materials. Please check my testimonials and my LinkedIn profile recommendations, great results speak for themselves!
4. Chinese cultural activities
You can't learn a language without learning its culture, let me take you to a whole new world of Chinese civilizations and its rich heritage of novels, stories, poems, literature, drama and even films. We will have fun learning together. It will not be your usual ordinary classroom textbook boring lessons! I make it a point for my lessons to be enjoyable! We will have fun together while learning and appreciating Chinese cultures through language.
I go extra mile by taking your Chinese learning outside classroom to real-life everyday situations. We can visit Chinese restaurants, ordering food at hawker center or food court, going to the Chinese movies, concerts, Chinese opera, Chinese galleries, art and history museums, Chinatown, tea houses, to taste exotic Chinese food or joining enriching cultural tours or visiting places of interests or whatever you fancy. If you are into singing, I can teach you popular Chinese songs with YouTube videos or going to Karaoke to learn the Pop songs or hit songs to impress your Chinese counterparts or simply for your own entertainment. If your company needs a personal assistant or interpreter for your China trip, I can be there for you too.
Ever wonder how to recite a classic Chinese poem and what they mean and its origin and background story behind? How about making your own Chinese dumplings, steam bun or other mouth-watering treats? I can teach you how to making various Chinese dishes or snacks. I love cooking and teaching you how to make all the yummy Chinese delicacies! So after my demonstration classes, you can cook for your friends and families! Good lives, good food. What gets better than having a fabulous time with your friends and families with great food to share and enjoy while impressing them with your Chinese cooking skills?
Last but not least, I design courses cater to short term, mid term, long term or even express or ad hoc classes to meet your individual learning goals. If you know what you want, just let me know what you want to learn, choose your own learning materials, what industry or particular area you want to focus on, we can work out together a customized learning plan, just the right one for you. I am flexible and fluid. Alternatively, if you are happy to follow my recommended standard structure course, I have plenty of authoritative learning materials for you to choose from. I only choose the best learning programs and materials, they have helped many of my students achieve A star and fluency in much short time. Using the right materials for your specific learning need is the key. I know where to look.
Corporate and executive Chinese language training
I design the training course specific to your industry and trade, catering to your training needs. I only use highly effective and useful learning materials. My post-graduate diploma in HRM equips me with the effective training skills. Companies and executives that I have trained over the years come from different trades and businesses, like the World Bank, Credit Suisse, UBS, RBS, Standard chartered, BNP, Aviva, Ernest & Young, KPMG, The Embassy of the Netherlands, The Embassy of Oman, CLSA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, ABN-AMRO, Deutsche Bank, Gartner, Fuji Xerox, Jones Lane Lasalle, Rolls Royce, Global Therapeutic System, PaNalytical, Lloyd's, Sulzer, Lion Global Capital, Sony Ericsson, Resorts World Sentosa, Madame Tussauds Singapore, Conergy, Ashurst, Far East energy, SPG global, Vietnam airlines, Indus Capital, Argus Media, Microsoft, Eternit, Telstra, Atkins Acuity, TDK-Epc, Heidmar, Transmedic, Spearsystem, Intouch, DPS Process System, EMC, Vertex Standard, Total SMB Offshore, Saipem, RWD, REC Wafer, WorldSportGroup, Confero, Redwood group Asia, Acergy, BD Medical, DailyFX, Rio Tinto, Marsh, Lufthansa Asia Pacific, RS components, Alcon, and many more. They have joy learning from me. Their learning objectives achieved and many refer new students to me. Please check my linkedin reviews.
Whether your company is looking to train your staff on Social Mandarin, Business Mandarin or industry-specific Mandarin to prepare them for their new roles or enhance job performance in China trade, I have the right skill, experience and excellent training programs for them. Not only will they learn the language, they will also become familiar with Chinese customs and etiquette, this cultural insight will help them understand Chinese people and solve cultural differences issues and thus improve business. Many of my executive students got promoted because they have applied their new China knowledge to increase businesses. Knowledge is power!
I taught Chinese language and culture at the Netherlands Embassy of Singapore for the past eight years. Ambassardor Vonno and her senior staff members were among my happy students, recommendation given by the Embassy. (In the Reference page)