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Zhao is an excellent teacher. She is patient and really understands how to present the material in a way that is easy to learn. I highly recommend!

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Teacher is very well organized with a clear plan lesson -objectives for the day and exercises to be completed between lessons to practice the learnings . Teacher brings lots of energy and encouragemen

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Did you know that Chinese is the oldest written language in the world? Many believe it’s at least 6,000 years old! The Chinese language has stood the test of time, as an estimated 1.3 billion speak it as their native tongue today.

If you want to join the many people who speak this language, our Chinese lessons are the perfect place to begin your journey. In addition to our in-person classes, we offer the best online Chinese lessons around.

Our Chinese teachers invite students of all ages and skill levels to explore this wonderful language today!

Certified Chinese Teachers

Here at TakeLessons, our Chinese teachers understand how challenging learning a new language can be, which makes them such great tutors. They have the knowledge and expertise to break everything down into bite-sized pieces, making it easier than ever for you to pick up this language.

All of our Chinese teachers are certified and background checked. To find the perfect match for you, browse each one’s profile and learn about their qualifications, location, schedule, and rates. You can even read feedback from their previous students!

The average cost of a 60-minute session is $57, but you may find rates ranging from $15 to $100 an hour, depending on the location, type of lesson, and specific teacher.

After narrowing down your selection, you’re almost ready to begin your sessions! All that’s left to do is choose your schedule and lesson package to get started.

Chinese Online Lessons for All Ages

Learning another language offers so many benefits for children and adults alike. Studies have shown that it can boost brain power, increase self-confidence, enhance problem-solving skills, improve concentration, and so much more! Because everyone can benefit from learning another language, our tutors are skilled at teaching students Chinese of all ages.

We offer Chinese lessons for kids and adults, giving every student the opportunity to master this incredible language. Each lesson is catered to the specific student according to their age, maturity level, and specific needs, ensuring everyone gets the most out of their lessons. Sign up today to find the best class for you!

Chinese Lessons for All Levels

The process of learning and even mastering another language can take years. Maybe you’ve taken lessons off and on for years or haven’t practiced since school.

Here at TakeLessons, our tutors understand that students come to our lessons with varying backgrounds and experiences. That’s why we offer Chinese lessons for beginners, advanced students, and everyone in between! Your tutor will determine what you already know and where you’d like to take your Chinese lessons in order to create a lesson plan tailored to your skill level. No matter where you are in your journey, our teachers are here for you.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Chinese Lessons

If you're new to Mandarin Chinese, you'll start at the beginner level.

  • How to write Chinese characters
  • The four tones of Mandarin Chinese
  • Basic vocabulary and phrases
  • How to form simple sentences

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Chinese Lessons

At this point, you’ll be ready to travel to Chinese-speaking areas and get by with the basics.

  • Listening comprehension
  • Complex Chinese grammar rules
  • Conversational skills
  • Reading comprehension

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Chinese Lessons

Advanced classes will further prepare you for this life-changing transition. Here are some topics that a Chinese tutor near you may cover at this stage.

  • Refining your accent
  • Nuances from other Chinese dialects
  • Formal and informal writing
  • Sayings, proverbs, and idioms in Chinese

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Why study Chinese all on your own when we have our certified Chinese teachers standing by? Now’s the time to sign up for our in-person or online Chinese lessons. Once you’ve selected our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, the rest is simple: Simply choose your teacher, package, and schedule to begin!


How can I learn Chinese on my own?

If you’re not interested in learning in a group setting with other students, we recommend signing up for our private Chinese lessons. During our lessons, you don’t have to worry about competing with other students, trying to keep up with the pace of the class, or struggling to get your questions answered because your tutor is entirely dedicated to you. Our tutors will give you their undivided attention as they instruct you based on your needs, preferences, and goals. With our certified tutors offering you support and guidance every step of the way, you’ll never have to worry about learning this language on your own.

What should I learn first in Chinese?

If you’re just starting out, it’s best to begin with the basics, such as the Chinese characters and four tones of the language. When you sign up for our Chinese lessons for beginners, your instructor will focus on providing you with the fundamental skills you need to slowly grow your skills. Once you master the basics, you can begin building a foundation and take on more challenging language concepts.

How can I learn Chinese fast?

Like learning any language, Chinese takes time and practice. It’s certainly not something you can learn in a few days—or even a few weeks. With that said, if you’d like to put yourself on the fastest track toward fluency, we suggest working one-on-one with one of our private Chinese teachers. During these classes, your teacher will introduce you to the basics and help you lay a strong foundation so that you can learn this language as quickly as possible.

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