Testimonials for Mandarin Tutoring

Oliver, learning Mandarin with Yanshi
I highly recommend Yanshi if you want to learn Mandarin. He tought me for a couple months in Canberra and I learnt so much so fast. He a really nice guy and great at adjusting his teaching style to fit your learning needs. He is very professional too, I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is interested.

Kowshik, learning Mandarin with Yanshi
I took Mandarin lessons with Yanshi for about two months over Skype and I would highly recommend him as a tutor. He is very understanding and personable. He tailored the lessons to what I wanted, which was to be conversational. As such I found each lesson very useful (and fun!).
I came to Yanshi without any understanding of Mandarin and now, through his teaching, my confidence in speaking Mandarin has markedly improved. So I would like to thank you again, Yanshi, for your excellent tuition!

Josh, learning Mandarin with Yanshi
I studied Standard Chinese with Yanshi for just over 4 months after returning from living in China for a year and a half. Yanshi is a really gifted language tutor and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to learn or improve their Standard Chinese. We’ve had fascinating conversations about everything ranging from philosophy to fitness to Taiwan’s international and domestic political affairs. Yanshi is patient, enthusiastic, rigorous, kind, and he has been my favourite language tutor to date! Thank you Yanshi for all of your help!

Mark, learning Mandarin with Yanshi
I had the pleasure of being tutored by Yanshi. My level was really basic when I began, having only done 4 weeks of lessons in Beijing at the time. He gave me the tools and the confident I needed to improve my Mandarin. He was flexible in the lesson styles and helped me to dramatically improve my speaking within a few short weeks. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants an affordable way of maintaining or improving your Mandarin but with the flexibility of fitting around your busy lifestyle. Thanks Yanshi!

Toni, learning Mandarin with Yanshi
I love the language and learning under your instruction very much. I found your manner and approach to teaching very clear and supportive. Thank you for your patience and encouragement with me.

Dylan, learning Mandarin with Yanshi
Yanshi is a truly fantastic Mandarin tutor. In only a few short months he has been able to shape me from a complete beginner to someone who feels confident to listen, read, speak and write in Chinese on a variety of different topics. Yanshi’s classes are always informative and engaging, drawing upon a mix basic conversational topics, Chinese pop-culture, history and my own personal interests, among many, many others. This allows for maximum engagement and ensure that lessons are never dull!

Yanshi is a very friendly, patient teacher with a fine attention to detail. He is always very quick to recognise whenever I am struggling with a particular topic, and will always take the time to ensure that I understand before moving on.

He also a very disciplined educator who consistently pushes me to do my best, both during and outside the class. From early on, Yanshi encouraged me to immerse myself in the language in anyway that interested me, and equipped me to do so in ways that would enhance my learning.

For anyone interested or thinking about learning Mandarin, I would recommend Yanshi in a heartbeat!

Joshua, learning Mandarin with Yanshi
12096263_10156200856140253_4614610314868462808_nIt is my great pleasure to recommend Yanshi as a Mandarin tutor. Yanshi is an extremely knowledgeable and patient teacher who has a depth of experience teaching Mandarin to students of all ages and proficiency levels.

I first met Yanshi in Taiwan just over 18 months ago. Since this time, he has been instrumental in improving my conversational Chinese and broadening my vocabulary. His knowledge of a range of topics, including Chinese history, global politics and popular culture, ensure my lessons with him are always topical and informative.

Yanshi’s love of Chinese language and culture is infectious, and his willingness to share this with others ensures his students come away with a much deeper insight into this fascinating language than just the ability to speak, read or write it. I would highly recommend his tutoring services.

Peter, learning Mandarin with Yanshi
PeteYanshi is a very experienced and knowledgable language teacher. I engaged Yanshi as a private tutor and so far I have had 12 lessons studying Mandarin. Yanshi has a very patient and calm teaching style, balanced with discipline and a strong teaching methodology which has expanded my skills and understanding of this new language. My aim is to learn to read, write and speak Mandarin to a conversation level and I look forward to deepening my new language skills with Yanshi.

Belle, mother of Bryan, 9 years old, learning Mandarin with Yanshi
Yanshi responds actively to my son Bryan’s hoimage1mework progress. He develops and delivers a tailored learning program to maximise Bryan’s learning. My son is in grade four. He really likes Yanshi’s Mandarin class. Yanshi is a lively and passionate teacher. He successfully and effectively helps my son learn traditional Chinese characters and brings him to an understanding of the beauty of Taiwanese poetry.   我的兒子今年四年級,很喜歡上Yanshi老師的中文課。Yanshi老師是位活潑熱忱的中文老師,他成功有效的幫助我的兒子學習繁體中文,以及帶領他了解台灣地方詩詞的美好。

Frank, learning Mandarin with Yanshi
26794_338097895891_3923084_nI highly recommend Yanshi as a patient and effective teacher of spoken Mandarin and written Chinese. Over a period of two years, Yanshi helped me progress from an absolute beginner to the stage where I could function effectively in a Mandarin speaking society, and be professionally proficient in the workplace. He is particularly effective at helping students gain the confidence to apply what they have learnt from the textbook to everyday conversation. I was also impressed with the way in which he patiently helped to identify and address weaknesses in pronunciation, tone and grammar over a prolonged period of time.