The best Chinese courses for adults in 2021

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Common challenges in learning Chinese as an adult

You get frustrated or sidetracked while trying to learn Chinese. Even if you'd taken classes in school, it can be hard to recall what you'd learned. And since you're busy with other responsibilities, it can be very hard to keep your motivation and focus to learn Chinese.

Not enough chances to apply your learning in daily life

Rote learning of Chinese doesn't teach you how to really use it, and makes it more likely you'll forget what you've learned. It's important to apply what you learn in different situations.

Nervousness about communicating in public

Frequently learners won't catch everything that another person says, and worry about making mistakes themselves while speaking.

Don't know where to start

There are a million resources on the internet, but it's hard to tell what will make sense for you.

I’ve studied Chinese for a long time, so why am I still unable to really improve in Chinese?

Often people have studied Chinese ahead of an exam. But that often means just learning for a test, and not really learning the skill itself. Because the skill isn't applied enough in daily life, it becomes harder to commit your learning to your long-term memory.

3 key ways for adults to enhance their proficiency in Chinese
Immerse yourself in Chinese environment
Immerse yourself in Chinese environment
Learning Chinese can be boring when you're just working from a textbook. That approach also generally doesn't teach you how Chinese can fit into your daily life.

Instead it helps to make learning fun, and the easiest way to do that is to make Chinese relevant to your everyday life! In our courses, tutors will help you develop the right mindset and approach for learning Chinese through tailored lessons and real-life scenarios.
One-on-one, interactive teaching
One-on-one, interactive teaching
The best way to learn how to speak Chinese fluently is by actually speaking it with a live person! Of course, it isn't always easy to find a native speaker to practice with you. And as adults, we often become more self-conscious about speaking another language and worried about making mistakes. This is why it helps to learn with another person who is ready to support you, and who knows how to help you overcome mistakes.

When done well, online learning can help you overcome the obstacles in your path and the challenges of self-study. You can work with the teacher of your choice whenever and from wherever you want. Through steady practice, you can build confidence and proficiency in Chinese.
Tailored-made Chinese courses
Tailored-made Chinese courses
There are many organizations providing Chinese classes. However, they often emphasize theoretical knowledge, which means you're not always prepared to put what you learn into practice. In addition, the teacher's time is split among many students, making it harder to get personalized attention and help.

By contrast, one-on-one learning focuses on your individual needs. Your tutor is able to tailor the lesson for each student. For instance, if you want to learn Chinese for travel, the tutor can incorporate relevant lesson content that you can apply on your upcoming trip. Add to that flexible scheduling, and it's easy to see why one-on-one learning is the perfect match for busy life.

Personalized Chinese courses

Achieve your new breakthrough of learning Chinese in 4 weeks!

Analysis

Primary level

Study at least 30 minutes everyday

Low fluency

Not enough vocabulary

Do not know pronunciation


Suggestions

Stage 1
Learn grammar and basic sentence structures first
Stage 2
More practices and exercises. Try to speak more in Chinese
Stage 3
Learn vocabulary . Accumulate words and use them in writing.
Live tutor rates and prices
Choose your preferred topics, number of sessions and prices for your lessons

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2021/11/19
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Gary Mandarin Expert
Chinese for adults、Chinese for children (6-11)
Conversational Chinese

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2021/10/30
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Chinese for children (6-11)、Chinese for adults
Chinese for children (6-11)

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Yu Chen - Chinese Native Speaking Teacher
Chinese for travel、Conversational Chinese
Chinese for beginners

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2021/09/14
2021/09/14AU$14.08 / Lesson

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Difference between AmazingTalker’s Chinese courses and other Chinese courses
Other Chinese for adults courses
AT Chinese for adults courses
Format
Large class size
1-to-1 private tutoring. More Effective!
Learning material fees
Need to purchase teaching materials. (around US$25/material)
Tutors provide personalised teaching materials. Save More Money!
Courses schedule
Attend lessons in fixed schedule.
Arrange your schedule in your connivence. More Flexibility!
Course rates
Around US$ 1000 - 4000. (Purchase the course as a whole)
From US$10/lesson. Pay as many as you want!
AmazingTalker
The most professional online Chinese for adults courses!
Real-time interaction
Take high-quality, tailored classes from home
1-on-1 tutor attention and interactive learning
  • - Strengthen your reading, speaking, writing and listening skills.

  • - Learn at your own pace, while getting professional guidance from IELTS tutors.

  • - Progress steadily via private classes.

Think like a native speaker and improve your Chinese level
  • - Focus on skill-building and applications of Chinese. Improve your listening and reading skills along with speaking and writing practice.

  • - More exercises to overcome your weaknesses and strengthen your Chinese.

Learn with professional support and guidance
Students can ask tutors questions after class and tailor their future learning plan.
The AmazingTalker Teacher Team
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82%
Native speaker

From English-speaking countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

Teaching expertise

Improve your pronunciation, contextual and thinking abilities in English, speaking fluency, and natural English usage.

Appropriate for:

Students who want to improve pronunciation, to progress from an intermediate to an advanced English level, or to explore foreign cultures.

Course fees

US $14 - $29 / hour

18%
Multilingual teachers

Learn with teachers who can speak your native language from over 130 countries

Teaching expertise

Familiar with common mistakes students encounter and developing proper usage of grammar.

Appropriate for:

Students who want to strengthen their English foundation, who are at a basic or intermediate English level, or who are nervous about speaking with native speakers.

Course fees

US $7 - $39 / hour

82%Native speaker
18%Multilingual teachers
Native speaker

From English-speaking countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

Appropriate for:

Students who want to improve pronunciation, to progress from an intermediate to an advanced English level, or to explore foreign cultures.

Course fees

US $14 - $29 / hour

Start your Chinese for adults preparation now!
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Flexible scheduling: Choose the times you want
Students can book lesson times to fit their schedule. There is also a 25-minute trial lesson available for students before purchasing standard lessons.
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If you like approach of a certain teacher, you can purchase a single lesson or a package of 5, 10, or 20 standard lessons at a discount.
Start to learn
Kick start your preparation for Chinese for adults after purchasing the private lessons.

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Online Chinese tutor FAQs
Who are our Chinese tutors?

AmazingTalker handpicks only the best local and international Chinese tutors.

Each of our tutors has to go through a rigorous selection process before becoming an AT language tutor, after which their performance is constantly monitored. Check out tutor profiles or read through student reviews to find the right online Chinese tutor for you.
How do I find a tutor for Chinese?

If you have a clear idea of what you're looking for in a tutor - such as your learning objectives, any regional language variants, target budget for Chinese tutoring, etc., you can use our search function to quickly find a Chinese tutor who suits your needs. Then simply contact him or her via our chat room, or select “book trial” to start your learning adventure.

Not sure where to start? Try using our AI recommendation system below and let us help you find the right tutor for your needs.
What's the right language learning environment for me? Should I choose a native speaker as my Chinese tutor?

One of the best ways to learn Chinese is to immerse yourself in an environment where you try only to use that language.

However, if you don't currently have a solid base in spelling or vocabulary, we recommend you choose a tutor for beginners.

If you have a wide range of vocabulary but lack the opportunity to practice, we recommend you choose a native speaker as your Chinese language coach.
Where can I learn Chinese near me?

You can start learning Chinese with an online tutor from home! If you're searching for local tutors, our platform makes it easy to find Chinese tutors near you.
When can I learn Chinese with Chinese tutors online?

AmazingTalker makes it easy to learn Chinese online, from your home and on your schedule. You can learn with your private Chinese tutor via Zoom or Skype in the morning, during the day, or at night. If you're too busy during the week, Chinese tutors are available on the weekends as well.
How much is the cost of tutoring per hour?

All fees and tuition are set by the Chinese tutors themselves, not by AT. Most of our tutors charge $10-30 / hour.
How do I pay for my Chinese course?

We accept payment via PayPal or credit card. If paying by credit card, you can use Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
What makes AmazingTalker the best way to learn Chinese online?

With AmazingTalker, you can work with high-quality Chinese tutors at affordable prices from the convenience of your own home, while getting customized learning plans and 1-on-1 attention.

Unlike many other online language learning platforms, AmazingTalker believes that the best way to learn Chinese is by working with real native speakers and tutors. Regardless of which of our 60+ languages you want to focus on, we believe that the way you learn a language should be designed for your needs and goals.
What if I want to teach Chinese at AmazingTalker?

If you're interested in becoming an online Chinese teacher, please visit our "apply to teach" page. At AmazingTalker, you can teach on your own schedule and set your own rates.
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