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Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

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When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

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Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

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Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of Mandarin Chinese Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Chinese lessons is $52. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $20 and $93 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$33 average
$75
45-min $23
 
$45 average
$76
60-min $20
 
$52 average
$93

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Chinese lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute Chinese lessons are 14% less expensive at $45, and 30-minute lessons cost 37% less at $33.

Curious how much Chinese lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best Chinese teachers .

Mandarin Chinese Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Mandarin Chinese instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular Mandarin Chinese instructors

Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

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Lin X.

Belmont, CA

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Tammy Y.

New York, NY

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About Kelvin L.

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Bolingbrook, IL

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"I've been teaching Chinese for 15 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Chinese culture, study abroad in Asia, and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro!
Chinese language learning materials as part of an integrated curriculum designed to motivate students in non-native Chinese environments to start speaking Chinese.

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Nailya May 14, 2019
· Drawing · Online
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jessie May 6, 2019
· Drawing · Online
We love Kelvin, he is really patient and talented on teaching drawing.
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jessie May 3, 2019
· Drawing · Online

About Lin X.

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Belmont, CA
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I have been teaching Chinese in bay area for many years. I am very experienced in customizing private lessons for students of different age with a wide variety of needs. For more information, please contact: lartstutor at gmail, or leave an online message. I am looking forward to working with you:)

Background:
I am a Chinese native speaker with a Master degree in Education. I've also got a teaching credential to teach in public schools in China. I am experienced in customizing lessons for both children and adults. In my class, students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planning. Therefore, I've gained a lot of successful teaching experiences in designing lessons targeting students' goals and expectations. My Chinese class has covered topics from kids Chinese to adult Business Chinese.

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- 1-on-1, or 1-on-more customized private lessons
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Shan Z. May 19, 2019
· Violin · In studio
I am an adult. I have been learning violin from Lynn for about half a year. I really like her and her classes. She is very nice, always very patient and she even extended her class for a couple times without any extra charge. My violin skills have improved a lot since it is very easy to communicate with her and she can always find out my weakness and help me overcome it soon. Although most her students are kids, but she adjust the learning progress to make me learn faster. Before I took her class, I thought I might give up learning violin, but by taking her classes, I am always passionate about learning it. Besides, we communicate in Mandarin, which is very convenient to me. I highly recommend Lynn for teaching violin.
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Sam April 9, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Lin is patient and encouraging. My son enjoys the lessons and is motivated to practice and improve.
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Maxwell H. February 23, 2019
· Violin · In home
Highly recommend for my son of 4years and since his first class only, he tells me he learned a lot then and will love to appreciate and learn more in the future sessions with teacher Lynn.

About Tammy Y.

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New York, NY

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Being from Singapore, I am fluent in both English and Mandarin. I can read, write and speak at a bilingual, native proficiency in both languages. I primary speak English at home, but studied mandarin for over 10 years in school. I'll start by teaching your basic intonations, sentences, and even some idioms to spice things up! Mandarin is a musical language that's quickly taking over the world, you'll have lots of fun learning this language.

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Elizabeth N. January 23, 2019
· Ukulele · Online
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Samuel J. October 23, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
A very energetic and enthusiastic instructor. Tammy came very well prepared for her lesson and brought readily custom-made materials that make the lesson very smooth. Our son is really excited about his piano lessons again!!

Thanks a lot!

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Estrella H. November 28, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher. Was very impressed on how well the piano classes were explained in detail. My 6 years old learned a lot in her first piano class! My daughter came out super excited and motivated!

ali Y.

Dedham, MA

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Guifang X.

Fayetteville, NC

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Ying W.

Modesto, CA

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About ali Y.

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Dedham, MA
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I can teach in the best way~!

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Iyore I. September 25, 2018
· Mandarin · In home
Ali is great! Patient, knowledgeable and flexible
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Jim C. August 14, 2018
· Violin · Online
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Autumn A. June 7, 2018
· Violin · Online
Very patient. Provided great tips on technique improvement.

About Guifang X.

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Fayetteville, NC
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I am a native Chinese speaker. I can speak five languages. I have years of languages (Chinese & English) teaching experience. I am certified to teach in public schools in China. I believe interaction and immersion are effective approaches to learn a new language. Learning a new language with a native speaker is ten times efficient than learning from language apps. Lessons are customized. Communicative language and Chinese culture would be prioritized while making lesson plans. To learn a new language, it's not simply about the language itself. The more you know about the culture, the better you appreciate the language.

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Cheryl F. May 12, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
My first lesson was very helpful. I’m looking forward to my next lessons. Very good instructor.
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Alice C. May 6, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
This is the first time for us to use online tutoring and we booked a session on Friday for our daughter to speak to Guifang on the Sunday. It was really easy to communicate with Guifang to confirm the session and send her details of what needed to be covered during the session so she could prepare beforehand. Guifang is really knowledgeable, patient, easy to converse with, clear in her explanations and really helpful. Our daughter said Guifang was better than her teachers. So that's really high praise. We highly recommend Guifang as a Mandarin tutor and we love this online tutoring.
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Myriam March 12, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Excellent teacher! My son, George (12), felt very comfortable with Guifang. My son had no prior experience with the Mandarin Chinese language, and Guifang was able to introduce him to the language in a manner that did not leave him feeling intimidated about trying something new. Guifang also supplied him with extra materials (video , quizlet, voice recorder) via email.She was easy to reach and very flexible on scheduling lessons. We plan on continuing to work with Guifang and would highly recommend her to other students. Highly impressed!

About Ying W.

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Modesto, CA
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I am from China. Both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese are my native languages. Want to learn Chinese? Speak Chinese fast and easily? Learn how to read and write Chinese characters? Get to know the Chinese culture, customs and traditions? Let’s get started!

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Lai C. May 19, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Ying is an excellent tutor. My 15 year old daughter who has been studying Mandarin since 4 years old needed help with formal essay writing and Ying went above and beyond to help guide her. Ying reviewed her essay before class and highlighted all the sentences that they would discuss during class. Ying gave advice on sentence structure, different ways to phrase something, punctuation and a whole lot more. She was very patient and clear with her explanations. Our daughter thought she was amazing. Also, she was very responsive and clear in her communication before the first class. I highly recommend Ying.
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Antonio W. March 21, 2019
· Cantonese · Online
Excellent teacher!
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Pauline February 28, 2019
· Cantonese · Online
Yung is a best teacher, she is an awesome teach and is really funny.

Why TakeLessons?

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Mandarin Chinese Lessons

Do you want to take Mandarin Chinese lessons with the perfect teacher near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private Mandarin lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chances of becoming a fluent user of the Mandarin language. Private tutoring makes learning easy, it's more affordable than you might think, and it's the most impactful way to improve your skills for beginner or advanced learners.

Our Mandarin tutors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. They can teach you the origins of the Mandarin language, in addition to the vocabulary, the grammar, the punctuation, the consonants, the vowels, allophones, dialects, sentence structures, variations between Mandarin and Cantonese, gender differences, politeness in Chinese culture and its relationship to the Chinese language. Learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning a foreign language like Mandarin.

As a Category 5 language, Mandarin is one of the hardest foreign languages to master. It takes up to 88 weeks of deliberate practice to gain General Professional Fluency. A private tutor can help keep you focused, committed, and motivated, not to mention their ability to help you overcome any language hurdles you have trouble with.

Your tutor offers you expert language learning techniques and tips, and helps you develop good practice habits, so that you can maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Though learning Mandarin is extremely useful while traveling to China and Southeast Asia, it also helps with career prospects and with personal relationships. Become a better Mandarin speaker, reader, writer, and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our private teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background check, photos, student feedback, and lesson availability.

Students taking online Mandarin classes benefit from greater convenience, enjoy better rates, and can choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any foreign language classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up private lessons. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Alternative Foreign Language Lesson Methods:
Chinese Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps - free and premium - or checking out books from the library are excellent options. They cost less overall than private lessons, and allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and the topics of your own choosing. The downside is that you don't have personal instruction for the times you need to overcome any challenging obstacles. Learning with a partner or a teacher gives you the personal interaction you need to verbally practice and attempt the language.

China Travel & Immersion

If you're considering study-abroad programs to China and Southeast Asia, work relocation, international business opportunities, or general travel as a means to learning the language, immersing your self in the origin country and interacting with locals is a surefire way to accelerate your learning. Reading signs, menus, and local newspaper magazines while abroad could expose you to all kinds of spontaneous subjects. Conversing with or having to ask native speakers for directions or recommendations forces you to proactively apply your lessons. The downside is that many students, professionals, and travelers don't feel as confident in taking this approach. Not knowing the basics of the language could backfire on you, and lead to poor decision making. Traveling in countries where English isn't the primary language can be risky if you don't plan ahead. If you learn basic conversation and the most popular phrases for traveling, then you can combine this knowledge with immersion and return home a more fluent speaker.

Group Classes

Taking small group classes to learn a new language is another good way to acquire basic language skills, immediate feedback, and human interaction. It combines both passive and active learning. A professional instructor leading the class can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate, and get their questions answered. It can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Find local group classes near you by doing a quick Google search, or better yet, sign up for TakeLessons Live, the new and affordable way to learn languages, and to learn how to play musical instruments in small groups of 5-8. You pay a flat monthly or annual fee, and get unlimited access to hundreds of classes online every month. Perfect for beginners.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different, and that the best way to learn any language is to try a combination of various learning techniques. Try all of the above, find out what works best for you, and then study hard and smart. It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals.

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