Learn Chinese in Surrey
Mandarin Chinese lessons and conversation courses

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My teaching approach

• In practising conversation

I put emphasize on helping my students to establish a solid foundation of the language including proper pronunciation, understanding the rules of sentences patterns and apply it properly.

Since the sentences patterns and grammar structure of Mandarin is very different from that of English or French, following a course being well structured to enable the student to master grammar step by step is crucial for the student to make his/her success in long term. I take reference of the curriculum of the course at local universities and re-arrange it in order to adapt to the pace of part time learners. Following my courses, you will buid up the knowledge of sentences structure and Chinese grammar as you do at regular schools

My courses are very intereactive. I put emphasis on developing interactive communication skill of my students. I have made a lot of effort in developing my custom-built multimedia programs with photographic images to initiate interactive conversation in the class . Not only it is more interesting to learn with photographic images, my students can make liaison directly between the images and the language itself without going through translation process . As a result, it facilitates their learning. Base on the images, my students ask questions, give descriptions and tell stories. Instead of following traditional method of listening and repeat grammar pattern drills, I focus on interactive communication skills.

• In teaching Chinese characters:

Chinese is a very beautiful language which presents itself in rich images and imagination. It transmits our thoughts. Each Chinese character has its own meaning and most of the nouns and verbs are combined with two Chinese characters which forms a profounder meaning. From there, I guide my student to explore the language through their own imagination, to understand the language in the perspective of Chinese way of thinking and to explain how cultural influence reflects on the language itself.

Frequently asked question: Is it important to learn Chinese characters?


Cheelan Chinese Language Services
14442 16A Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada, V4A 5T8