Studying Mandarin in Hong Kong
Though studying in mainland China might help you study faster, you might be living or working in Hong Kong or having problems getting a Visa for China.
In recent years, Hongkongers have been improving their Mandarin and considerably more
people will be able to understand you and converse with you in Mandarin instead of Cantonese.
More and more mainland companies and citizens are present in Hong Kong as well, and are one of the main reasons why Business Mandarin courses are useful locally.
Don't have time to go to a language institute during work or outside of office hours?
Get the feeling that institutes rarely have the best teachers (due to wages) or that group lessons will make the whole learning experience even slower?
Never had a private teacher? A private teacher is more than just that: coach, supporter, challenging you and guiding you. A short free lesson will help you see what we mean, and allow your teacher to learn more about your needs, level and learning style.
Activities for learning
In Hong Kong and South China
Being able to go out and use Mandarin is a must if you want to get more fun, motivation and excellent practice. Not everyone likes to walk around a Chinese city addressing random strangers.
Therefor, Janie occasionally organizes weekend trips for interested students.
This could go from hiking near Shenzhen,
to shopping and bargaining practice in Luohu,
to spending a weekend in the countryside in Yangshuo chatting with farmers and tourists, while enjoying the beautiful scenic areas and discovering the opposite of city life.
Trust and respect between student and teacher is very important in China. As such, it is natural for Janie to expend extra effort in making sure you get the most out of your Mandarin courses (during and outside the lessons).