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  • Your location/time zone, preferred trial lesson time, Chinese level/study goals, and Skype, Facebook or Wechat ID

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Like to try a free Mandarin lesson? We’d love to hear from you.

Thanks! We've dropped you an email to confirm your information. We'll be in contact to set up your free trial lesson.

Situations where you might want a professional native Mandarin teacher like us

Situations where you might want a professional native Mandarin teacher like us

  • Newbie “I'm a bit overwhelmed with the tones, pronunciation and characters in Mandarin — where should I start?”

  • Beginner “Found great Mandarin video-lessons online, but I'm struggling to retain much of the material.”

  • Group class “I’ve limited opportunities to speak Mandarin and I’d prefer to practice with natives, not other students.”

  • Intermediate “People hear my Mandarin pronunciation then revert to even worse English!”

  • Advanced “I know over 6000 Chinese words, but my Chinese grammar is less than spectacular, and I need to use Chinese professionally.”

How we teach

How we teach

  • Free-stress learning

We provide students with a stress-free learning method that is helpful for effective information processing and long-term memory storage. When students are engaged, motivated and stress-free, they can reach a higher level of cognition, can connect facts and experience ˝aha! ˝ moments more often.

How can you effectively use your memory for language learning? It's not difficult to learn new words or phrases in a short space or time, but getting them to stick in your working memory is much harder. Key to understanding this is the play between how memories are formed, stored and recalled.

Learning a language works best when you make associations with life experiences, scenes and emotions - and layer new learnings on top of old ones. In time, these interconnected associations build up and support a web of working memory - your own internal language system.

  • Real interactions

Real interactions, in a context that a professional teacher can provide, gives you the opportunity to repeatedly reinforce your working memory.

Language exists for communication, and if you're not communicating, you will find it hard to maintain and recall what you've learnt.

Effective learning occurs when class experiences are enjoyable and relevant to the students’ lives, interests and experiences. This is a fundamental part of how we help you to be an effective language learner. We try to find ways to connect the content to your interests and lives, and help you find relevance and motivation to learn.

Our service

Our service

  • 1-to-1 NATIVE private expert teachers with 10years of Mandarin teaching experience

  • Fully tailored, highly effective, flexible learning experience

  • Time-tested Mandarin textbooks for beginners and intermediate students, and personally curated Chinese material for advanced levels.

  • Track your Mandarin goals with bespoke study plans, updated regularly. Periodic Mandarin tests and progress reports help build confidence.

  • 30-day money back guarantee with prompt, reliable after-sales service. We’re nice people, not a mindless mega-school

  • Unlimited speech homework assignments

  • Free regular assessment and review plan

  • Regular communication with parents to follow up on children's progress

  • Free advisory assistance when you're in China, such as how to rent an apartment, travel tips,  the go-to mobile apps, registering for the HSK exams, applying for Alipay and so on

  • Free Chinese reading content with supplementary audio on a wide range of real topics.

  • Opportunity to be put in touch with Mandarin learners worldwide and enlarge your circle of co-students through online activities

  • Regular adults' Mandarin lessons

    This textbook based Mandarin course is suitable for most people and is designed to improve your Mandarin speaking, listening, reading and writing. We have Mandarin classes focused around everyday conversations, pronunciation, grammar, Chinese characters. We're glad to be flexible to meet your study goals on Mandarin.

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  • Business Mandarin Chinese lessons

    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.

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  • Regular kids Mandarin lessons

    Crouching tiger, hidden children. A structured Mandarin course aimed at Children and young adults from 3 to 14.

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What do our students make of us?

  • -Aldona, company owner, London

    I am extremely happy with Chloe as my Mandarin teacher. She is very professional and the Chinese 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 teacher is very easy and smooth. All in all, 11 out of 10 :-)

  • Kert, PM, Sydney-

    Perhaps you could clone Andrea, my teacher?! She's really great. Andrea had been incredibly supportive and encouraging as I have been working from a very basic level towards fluency. There are structured lessons, following the HSK program but with the flexibility to tailor lessons to particular social or work events as required. My teacher had gone above and beyond to help me rent a house during a visit to China.

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How does it work?

  • 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

30 day guarantee

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.

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