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Chinese Language Instructors






Shirley Xiao (Mandarin Chinese Instructor) 

Shirley is an enthusiastic Mandarin and English teacher, who has experience in teaching both English and Chinese to different ages. After graduating from Southwest University in China, Shirley received her bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature and the Teacher Certification, which certified by Chinese Ministry of Education. In the meantime, she received the professional qualification certificate of international Chinese language teachers, certified by tcfl certification awarding committee, international Chinese language teachers association (ICA). Her attended the Mandarin Level Test in China during her college, and achieved the highest level, which is the professional announcer level in China.

After working as an English instructor in Beijing for two years, she obtained her master’s Degree in foreign language education from the University of Pittsburgh. Through her master’s degree program, Shirley has many pedagogy knowledges and methods to assess different proficiency level of language learners, for her as the teacher to create appropriate lesson plans. 

肖祎 是一个充满热情的中文(普通话)老师和英语老师,拥有教授不同年龄段的学生英语和中文普通话的经验。在中国西南大学毕业后,她取得了汉语言文学的文学学士学位和经济学学士学位。与此同时,她获得了由中国国家教育部颁发的教师资格证,和由国际汉语教师协会颁发的国际汉语教师证书。同时,她在本科期间的普通话水平等级测试达到一级,媲美专业的播音主持。在北京从事两年英语教师工作之后,她赴美国匹兹堡大学获得外语语言教育学硕士学位。通过硕士项目期间的学习,她学习到了很多教育学知识和教学方法,以帮助她测评不同学生的语言等级,为学生制定切合的课程计划。

 


 



Jennifer Li (Mandarin Chinese Instructor) 

TESOL Certificate Teacher’s Certificate of China Advanced Speaking English trainer 10 years bilingual teaching experience General Manager of Changzhi Gorgeous Cultural Exchange Co., Ltd

After working as an English instructor in Beijing for two years, she obtained her master’s Degree in foreign language education from the University of Pittsburgh. Through her master’s degree program, Shirley has many pedagogy knowledges and methods to assess different proficiency level of language learners, for her as the teacher to create appropriate lesson plans. .

 

李易奋 国际英语教师资格
中国教师资格证
高级英语口语培训师
十年双语教学经验
长治市高格斯文化交流有限公司总经理。

 





Becky Huang (Mandarin Chinese Instructor) 

is a passionate Mandarin teacher, specializes in teaching basic foundational building blocks for non-native speakers to learn Chinese.  She has successfully helped hundreds of students pass the HSK test.  She also has a love for the Chinese arts and calligraphy.

 

Becky是一个充满热情的中文(普通话)老师和英语老师,拥有教授不同年龄段的学生英语和中文普通话的经验。

 


 






Harry Li (Mandarin Chinese Instructor) 

Having been raised in both China and the US, Harry is bicultural as well as highly proficient in both languages and has successfully prepared students for their AP Chinese exams in the US.  Because of his background, he believes that language should be learned together with culture, and will make it a point to contextualize the Chinese characters and vocabulary with his students from the very beginning.  He spends time personalizing individual lesson plans to help students reach their goals.  Harry has his education from UCLA and Arcadia High School.


在中国和美国接受过教育,李晟涵懂得东西文化且精通汉语和英语,并成功辅导多名美国学生通过AP中文测试。作为双文化的他,一直坚信语言应该与文化一起学习,并将从一开始就将汉语基础与中国文化结合起来。他会对不同的学生打造不同的课程计划,以帮助学生们实现他们的目标。李晟涵在加州大学洛杉矶分校和阿卡迪亚高中接受过教育 


 

Japanese Language Instructors

フリーランスの日本語講師。アメリカのリロケーション会社Cartusやクラブイタリア名古屋、難民支援室などで日本語を指導。 2013年から語学学習サイトでオンラインの日本語レッスンを開始。 2019年4月より約2年間、MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINEに四コママンガとともに日本語についての記事を連載。 現在は夫と息子と一緒にアメリカミシシッピ在住。 著書 Practical Japanese1,2,3 Easy and Fun ひらがな、カタカナ、漢字、やさ日まんがJapanガイド

We offer Language Group and Private Lessons.
If you would like to share in the joy of learning Chinese or Japanese with others, our Group Lesson will be your best choice.

 
CHINESE GROUP CLASSES:
- Kid's Conversational Class 
- Beginner Class (Tuesday & Thursdays 9am-10am) 
- Upper Beginner Conversational Class Fridays (4:00pm-5:00pm)
- Advanced Conversational Class

JAPANESE GROUP CLASSES:
- Beginner Conversational Class (practice grammar points)
- Intermediate Conversational Class (practice grammar points)
- Advanced Conversational Class (talk about articles & stories)

- Beginner Class  (8 years and older)
- Intermediate Class
- JLPT exam preparation


COST:


INDIVIDUAL ONLINE SESSIONS

Private 60 min $40 ($160 x 4)

Private 30 min $29

Private 25 min $28

Private 20 min $25


 

GROUP ONLINE SESSIONS

Semi Private (shared 2-person lesson) 60 min x 1 = $25 per student   

Conversational class x 1 = $18 per student

 

 

PACKAGES  (cash, Zelle or Venmo only)

 Private 60 min x 12 = $420

                        x 24 = $800    

Private 25 min x 10 = $260 (recommended for beginner 6yrs and under)
                        x 20 = $510

Private 20 min x 10 = $240 (recommended for beginner 3-4yrs old) 
                        x 20 = $470

Group class 60 min x 6 weeks  $100 per student, 3 students minimum     

 

The CRAM (*most effective) 6-week class:   Semi private lesson (12hrs twice/wk) + convo x (6hrs once/wk) = $450

Semi private 60 min x 12 (twice/wk) $300  

Small group 60 min x 12 (once/wk) = $240 

Semi private 60 min x 12 + convo x 12 (once/wk) = $380 


Note: Jennifer's group and single rates are the same price and only teaches 20, 25, or 30 min at a time.


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