Customized Mandarin Course
Handy Mandarin’s innovative APP, backed by our experienced faculty team, now enables us to deliver every online student the same personalised, thoroughly interactive, program that has been producing superior results in our academy for the last decade.
Benefits of Our Online Program
We keep students motivated as they see their progress during frequent interactions with their teacher, practice partners and classmates.
Our professional teachers use our own teaching materials, and syllabus, that has proven to be fully comprehensive and critically effective in reducing the number of hours of study needed to achieve a given level of proficiency. All materials, including listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises, are delivered through our free APP which is available for iOS/Android, as well as for PCs.
While we build the syllabus based on our own standard textbooks, we recognize that every student is unique, and as such study material will be personally selected (and updated) for each student by their professional teachers. The selection is based on each student’s specific needs, interests and progress.
Unlike traditional online video and audio classes, our online study program stresses constant interaction as the key to rapid progress. Each learner keeps close contact with their personal teacher, and practice partners, to ensure not only that they have understood each new lesson but also to ensure that they can combine their new and existing knowledge effectively. Students can talk directly to their teachers to get personal instruction anytime. Our teaching team will also measure student’s progress through regular homework exercises, and standardized tests, which are marked and sent back to students.
While study is at each students’ convenience, students are also enrolled in an online class based on both their timezone and knowledge level. Students can freely chat with other class members to share examples, and insights, for the benefit of their whole class.
Although our online study program empowers students to study at their own pace, towards their own specific objectives, we maintain that, based on students’ feedback, all programs are carefully monitored, including the use of standardized tests at key milestones.
We believe in the use of our own standardised tests to allow students to measure their progress. However, we also encourage students to apply for Mandarin proficiency exams that are organized by the Chinese government, or their home countries. For example, the HSK is the Chinese officially approved Mandarin examination accepted as an indicator of proficiency by Chinese (and global) universities and multinational companies. Some nations have set up their own Mandarin proficiency exams, like the AP test in US and the Mandarin GCSE in the UK. With our help, our students can usually quickly achieve the necessary level of proficiency to pass the exam of interest, as in addition to our excellent academic teaching, we are able to provide extra emphasis on exam technique to speed up preparation effectiveness.
How to enroll for our online course?
Maybe you are a complete beginner, or perhaps you have studied in the past and stalled. Or maybe you are looking for a way to supplement your ongoing study/training, or you are simply trying to find a way to fit lessons around your busy schedule. So we can reassure you that we can provide a tailored solution just for you, we suggest an initial 20 to 30 minutes conversation which will help us to well understand your specific needs, goals and schedule. Please contact us at [email protected] to arrange a mutually convenient time. Of course, if you prefer initially to deal via email, you can send details of your training requirements.
Based on our conversation, and with your consent, we will propose a comprehensive study plan, which explains our proposal of how best to meet your needs.
After your approval of the study plan, we will arrange a one month free trail for you, this will typically include listening, speaking, reading and writing tuition and practice, and will usually include 2 hours of one on one practice.
The comprehensive trial helps you to assess our teaching and operation. We hope we can win your trust and begin your learning journey on a strong foundation. Of course, if you feel Handy Mandarin is not for you, you are under no obligation whatsoever and can simply walk away. If you do, we hope you will tell us why, so we can improve our service.
If you do want to proceed, your teaching formally starts when we receive your first monthly payment. You will receive study materials in your personal account and have free access to your teacher.
In order to monitor the progress, your teacher will use the exercise provided as well as tests, including one comprehensive test at the end of each stage of our syllabus. This is just to ensure you are ready to progress to the next level and the assessment is of course just between you and your teacher.