For anyone doing business in China or with Chinese companies. From basic greetings and avoiding faux pas to joint ventures, email etiquette and giving presentations.
This textbook based course is suitable for most people and is designed to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing. We have classes focused around everyday conversations, pronunciation, grammar, Chinese characters - or even one of our podcasts! We're glad to be flexible to meet your study goals.
-Aldona Lu, English tutor, Perth, Australia
I am extremely happy with Chloe as my teacher. She is very professional and the classes are always interesting. I can see my own progress from week to week and it makes me want to learn more. I feel lucky I found WaveChinese, Ellen is very approachable and the communication with the teachers is very easy and smooth. All in all, 11 out of 10 :-)
Mark, Managing Director, Clifton, UK-
I have been learning Chinese with Andrea for the past six months primarily for business. Andrea is a patient teacher who goes beyond the well structured lessons and has helped me to understand the role the language plays within Chinese culture. Learning over the internet has proved both cost effective and easy to fit with my ever changing schedule.
We'd love to give you a free 30 minute lesson to try us out
After class, we'll work on a preliminary study plan to get the ball rolling
If you like the sound of it, sign up to some lessons and start scheduling classes
In your first month of joining you’ll be working to a detailed personal study plan and your achievements will be recognised by regular feedback. However, if you change your mind for whatever reason within the first 30 days, we would be happy to refund you any untaken classes.
I’m a huge exercise buff and 100% basketball obsessed (and I really like Chinese basketball player Yi Jianlian !). I’m also keen on tennis, badminton, ping-pong, and going out on my bike with my husband. I also like dancing: the waltz, modern Korean dance, aerobics and - along similar lines - Tai Chi. In 2010, after I graduated from Xi'an International Studies University (I studied English) I started teaching Chinese to foreigners. Six years of this and a fair bit of management experience as well made me keen to do something bigger. My wish is - to work hard to help bring the best Chinese I can to my keen students.
Writing is one of the things I am good at, along with long distance running. I like outdoorsy stuff - climbing mountains, hiking and so on. When I have free time I’m a keen mobile photographer and enjoy watching art films. I was an editor for two years for a youth science magazine after university, and then took a deep breath and plunged into 7 years of teaching followed by management, followed by more teaching. Now I’m trying to put my experience to some kind of good, helping students study quickly, have fun and stay interested. I’m really glad to be working with a team of very able teachers that are enthusiastic and willing make a really unique contribution to our students and the industry.
Our teaching method is based on combining a variety of situations each hour with the natural introduction of new words -- similar to how children pick up languages naturally. It's a scientific and systematic teaching method which is from the Beijing Language and Culture University and on the basis of communicative language teaching(CLT).
Our teachers receive systematic and strict training from us, although most will apply it based on their own style and teaching experience. The director of the Teaching Department will also help choose suitable teaching materials where students wish to move on from our normal course structure.
Thanks for the vote of confidence! Let us know who you've referred and we will convey our gratitude by giving 3 free lessons to both of you.
Sure - send us an email (heyEllen@waveChinese.com).