eChineseLearning: 1-to-1 Chinese Lessons with Native Teacher
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eChineseLearning: 1-to-1 Chinese Lessons with Native Teacher

Learn Mandarin Chinese 24/7 from anywhere in the world with eChineseLearning - a premier online Chinese language school. 1-to-1 Skype lessons with professional, native tutors are the best way to learn Chinese effectively. Tens of thousands of students from over 100 countries from age 3 to 86 have enjoyed high-quality service of eChineseLearning.

Why choose us?
1, 24/7 1-to-1 live online lessons over Skype
2, Native, professionally trained and experienced Chinese teachers
3, Take your Chinese lessons any time anywhere
4, Customized instruction at your own level, pace and style

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1, 30-minute free trial lesson
2, 30-day money back guarantee

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Chuck
Male
18 years old
DC
University of Washington

Great school to learn mandarin

10/10

I was lucky enough to go to a high school in Seattle that offered Chinese as a foreign language. Because we have a large Asian community, we had a native-speaking Chinese teacher all four years of my high school study. We watched a lot of Chinese dramas, learned about ancient Chinese culture and fables and immersed ourselves in a new way of thinking about the world. It was an eye-opening experience that all the students in Spanish and French class really envied!

So, with inspiration from my high school experience, I decided to pursue Mandarin Chinese in college, with a double major in Chinese and marketing.

Before college, however, I decided to defer my acceptance to university and take a six-month Mandarin program in China the fall before I went into university here in Washington in the spring. Upon that decision and while waiting for my flight to China I wanted to take online classes over the summer after graduating high school. My Chinese teacher in Seattle recommends 1-on-1 classes with a professional. Since I only got to speak occasionally in the classroom, the teacher said that a 1-on-1 program would help me with my individual challenges. Boy, was she right!

I decided to do the Regular Chinese Lessons for Teens course through eChineseLearning. Since I'd already had 4 years of high school level study in Seattle, I qualified for Level 4- basic conversational level. eChineseLearning had a good system in place to assess which level I am at. I liked that they didn't just put me in some random class with a random teacher...they actually could grade my speaking and personalise the course to my needs. What I liked most about these lessons, as I mentioned, is how personalised they are. In a classroom, you just "go with the flow". But in these online classes it's all based on your specific needs. When I told my teacher I'd be moving to Beijing, she taught me all about the Beijing accent and speaking style. It was so specific and attentive!

Now I am in Beijing and in an intensive school. I have decided to extend my lessons with eChineseLearning and supplement my classroom lesson with personalised online lessons. The feedback you get from the 1-on-1 experience is a huge benefit.

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John
Male
23 years old
New Zealand
Auckland University of Technology

Good school to learn Chinese and enjoy China!

10/10

My final year of college in Auckland I had a roommate from China. It was my introduction to Chinese culture, food and people! The food we tried and the stories she told made me feel like China might be some kind of exciting new world for me.

After graduating, I decided that before going to do my masters' degree, I would travel a bit through Asia- the "gap year" that Kiwis and Australians love to do! I thought about teaching English somewhere but I didn't want to spend my time working. I wanted to explore, and possibly learn a new language. Chinese was that language to learn! While preparing for my trip, I started learning (or TRYING to learn!) Chinese on my own through apps and websites. It wasn't working. The speaking tones and rhythm of speaking were so different from English and I was pronouncing words in unnatural ways. My Chinese friend, who was now back in China, recommend I hire a private tutor. Unfortunately, private tutors here in Auckland are really expensive.

I decided to try out some online options after watching countless hours of YouTube videos and coming across some companies that teach Chinese at more affordable rates than I'd find in New Zealand. After enjoying my Free Trial with eChineseLearning and explaining that I'd soon be leaving for China and Asia on a long trip, they recommended I take online lessons from the comfort of my hotel room (or even a cafe!) while I'm moving around. I signed up for the Chinese Immersion Program and learned Chinese as I traveled up through Thailand and Laos. When I crossed into China, I was able to use some basic Chinese as I was ordering food and buying things. I was even able to ask for a discount and bargain using numbers in Mandarin Chinese. In China, many cities have different speaking dialects, but everyone doing business speaks Mandarin, so I was able to learn online with eChineseLearning during the day, then use my Mandarin Chinese at night while eating and getting the bus or train. It was so cool!

I'd highly recommend eChineseLearning for the flexibility and fun. My teachers were always entertaining- bringing games to the classroom and making sure that all the lessons were fun, not only educational. Needless to say, when I left China after three months, I was really able to have some basic conversations. If you want to learn Chinese, you need a tutor. You can't do it by yourself. eChineseLearning is the one I'd recommend!

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Joseph
Male
29 years old
Brisbane
University of Queensland

Boost my career with eChineseLearning

9/10

I had been a copywriter and contract drafter in Brisbane, Australia since I helped import / export companies with their contracts with clients in China 2 years ago. As my career representing Australians in China progressed, I found myself traveling to the Canton Fair, an international trade exhibition, each fall in October or November in Guangzhou. There, I would take in the excitement and opportunity of wheeling and deal in the Chinese economy. My work as a copywriter had kept me satisfied for decades but I found that the entrepreneur in me wanted to venture out into trade and business myself.

Before I decided to switch from law to commerce, I thought I'd broaden my skills. I took classes in accounting and then decided to further my skills by picking up Chinese. I knew that Guangzhou is the heart of Guangdong Province, which is traditionally Cantonese speaking. However, my clients told me that most of the business would be conducted in Mandarin, since the Pearl River Delta draws businesspeople from all over China. I started in a class at a local community college here in Brisbane but I had far too many questions than the teacher had time for. It seems I was motivated a bit more than the other students there, since I'd been to China a few times already and was eager to be doing business there.

I decided that only a 1-on-1 tutor could help me advance as quickly as I wanted.

After looking at the options for face-to-face tutoring here in Brisbane and seeing that a private tutor was expensive and inconvenient, I looked into online tutoring. Only one company I found online offered the kind of business program that seemed to be designed exactly for what I wanted. I signed up for their Business Chinese Lessons. I was at Level 1! After my first six months, I decided to renew my lessons for longer. I hit it off with all of my teachers and was not only learning Mandarin, but gaining insight into business in China. Today, after 18 months or so with eChineseLearning, I am now up to Level 3 in my lessons. I am still traveling to China on occasion and my Chinese colleagues really get a kick out of my Mandarin. Aside from the fun, it's come in handy quite a bit, as I can be sure I'm getting the best offers and deals in China.

eChineseLearning's Business Program has changed my life for the better. I'm now working full time with Chinese clients and dividing my time between Australia and Guangzhou. I highly recommend this style of learning for business or self-enrichment.

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Susy
Female
22 years old
New York
New York University

Chinese Learning is Not a big challenge

10/10

As so many people say' Mandarin is the hardest language to learn in the world ', but I don't believe that and want to challenge it by myself, hence I've starting my adventure since then. Firstly, I hired a one-on-one tutor here in New York, but unfortunately I was paying someone that I later found out to be not really qualified to teach Chinese. She was from China, but couldn't really guide my speaking in the way that a professional could. She's still my friend, but I decided I needed a more qualified teacher.
My friends recommended that I go online to find a company that offers Chinese lessons from a professional. At first, I doubted that an online teacher would be able to guide me on my journey (I'm old fashioned!). However, when I took my first free trial demo with eChineselearning I was really surprised how crisp and clear the connection was. In addition, a lot of my self-consciousness melted away once we got going. I was actually much more bashful face-to-face here in New York than I was with my online tutor who was all the way in China. Being comfortable to speak up and make mistakes is part of language learning and when I went online with my teachers I suddenly felt more free and open to "letting it all out". So cool!
I signed up for six months of lessons and it was so fun! I never thought I'd actually be looking forward to each lesson and considering it a highlight of my day!

As I learned a few characters and lots of speaking, I felt my brain working in a totally different way. It was exciting. In addition, my teachers at eChineseLearning recommended a lot of useful self-study. Along with my son's recommendations, I had a stack of movies and books to learn about Chinese culture as I learned the language.

Now I'm currently looking at cities to spend a year in. I'm considering somewhere south like Xiamen or Fuzhou. When I land in China, I feel I have a huge head start by speaking basic Chinese. I'm super excited to begin putting my language to use!

Learning Chinese online is a great motivation to go out there and travel. Highly recommended!

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Vanessa
Male
21 years old
United Kingdom
University of East London

My choice for Chinese in eChineselearning

10/10

I've pretty much finished my first semester of learning Mandarin at eChineselearning and I must say it's been a nice experience. I have learned so much! I can read, write, and speak at an elementary level. I have never had a bad lesson! All of my teachers are amazing and knowledgeable. Anna's English was perfect. She made me feel comfortable and confident and I loved studying with her.
I consider myself very lucky that I found this school.

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Garette
Male
21 years old
Florida
Barry University

Great way to keep in practice

10/10

I am a Thai-American student studying in Florida and spending my time between Thailand and the USA. After living in shared housing with some Chinese students (we were all English majors) I decided to jump right into Chinese when I completed my courses in English.

In Thailand, we have five tones and so I am familiar with tonal speaking. I know the importance of speaking in the correct tones to be thoroughly understood. I also know the importance of speaking in a 'rhythm'. However, Thai and Chinese are quite different, still. They are in separate "families" of languages. I was surprised that my Mandarin Chinese teacher at eChineseLearning was somewhat familiar with the similarities and differences between the two languages and she really helped me along in my learning process, predicting which problems and confusion I may have and taking steps early on to make sure that these common errors Thai learners of Chinese often make.

In addition to the helpfulness of the teachers at eChineseLearning, the lessons were also fun! We focused on helpful structure and grammar (some things are similar in Thai, such as the SVO structure and others are different, such as the adjective coming after the noun). As I mentioned, my teacher introduced me to fun things such as Chinese fairy tales, tongue twisters and songs. Chinese class became something to look forward to, not view simply as homework.

After three months of lessons in my room from the convenience of my computer, I was able to begin talking in Chinese with my roommates (who showed a lot of patience!). When our time in Florida was finished, we all went back to Asia and I was able to make a stop in Shanghai to have a short Chinese reunion with my friends who were from Hangzhou nearby.

I liked learning online with eChineseLearning because of the flexibility and convenience. Eventually, the lessons and personality of the teachers made it more than just "convenient", but also personal and intriguing. I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking to enrich their language and their lives!

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Joshua
Male
24 years old
Shanghai, China
University of Washington

Great Preparation for China Life!

10/10

I accepted a job in Shenzhen as a lawyer reviewing import/export contracts and decided that learning Mandarin would benefit me not so much for work (since my job is all in English), but rather for my lifestyle while living in China and traveling a bit for work.

Living in Guangdong Province, I assumed that Cantonese was the way to go, but after some online research, I learned that Mandarin is far more common in Shenzhen and is widely-spoken now throughout Guangdong Province by the younger ages. I decided that Mandarin was the better investment over Cantonese because it would be easier to practice and would go further on the mainland of China.

I looked online for some Mandarin schools and I kept coming across e-chineselearning and signed up for a free trial lesson for 30 minutes. My teacher and I got along great and she was able to answer most of my questions about China and learning Chinese while teaching me how to introduce myself. I decided that since I only had a few months I'd sign up for their Summer Chinese Program since the dates would work out. I'd be moving in Shenzhen in October of 2016.

The program was awesome! The teachers were friendly and helpful. The lessons made sense and the progression went at a pace that was easy to follow.

I'm now living in Shenzhen and using the Mandarin I learned through the e-chineselearning summer program on a daily basis.

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Emily
Female
22 years old
Shanghai, China
University of Pittsburgh

Rekindled my interest in Mandarin

9/10

I had taken Chinese classes in college as elective but I was focused on my major so I didn't put in as much effort as I should have. Also, the other students were practicing with each other without the help of the Chinese teacher, who was from China.
I learned that when learning Chinese it's always best to only speak with natives due to the tones being difficult. You don't want to copy the mistakes of your classmates. I kind of gave up on learning Chinese half-heartedly and decided to revisit it when I could either:
a) move to China
b) learn one-on-one with a personal tutor; or
c) get married to a Chinese guy ;)

Well, 'a' and 'c' didn't happen, so I decided to look at option 'b'. In Pittsburgh, where I was living, I had a hard time finding a native-speaking Chinese tutor. When I finally did track one down I was surprised at how expensive it was, considering the travel time and lesson planning, I can see why that would be. It worked out to about $30 or $40 a lesson. Since I had just finished college, this was expensive for me.

Then I learned about online learning. This seemed almost too good to be true- cheaper than a personal tutor, more convenient and I would know I'm getting a REAL qualified native-speaking teacher. With a tutor, you never really know exactly how good their accent is or if they're even from China!

I decided to take a few Free Trial lessons and I liked eChineseLearning's method. I would be learning face-to-face and it wouldn't be prerecorded or software-based. It was just like being in a cool little classroom.

Once I decided that I liked ECL's teachers and setup, I thought about which program was best for me. I went with one that offered accelerated lessons that would "make up" for the dumb errors I made when I first began Chinese back in college.

I took the Summer Chinese Language program and really loved it! It was something like a "crash course" but never felt rushed. Plus, the teacher was there to answer all the questions I had about China and what life there would be like. I started to learn more and more about the country and I started to read about China in my free time. Soon, the language was just half of it!

Fast-forward a year later and I'm living Beijing, enjoying a scholarship to study Chinese and planning on sticking around here after I've completed my course.

I owe so much to eChineseLearning and their personalized motivation when I was just starting out. I think that I'm here enjoying China now due to their encouragement and helpfulness.

How can this program be improved?

I enjoyed the face-to-face lessons more than a software-based program where you're flipping through slides. Maybe there's some way to combine the two, though.

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Jason
Male
22 years old
New Zealand
Other

Go eChineseLearning!

10/10

I took the Chinese Summer Program with eChineseLearning last year and loved it! I met face-to-face with my teacher through instant messengers like Skype, WeChat etcWeChat and attended classes 3 times a week. Unlike other online programs where you just watch a video, this one you get to live chat with your teacher. I love getting personalized feedback on how well I am doing and get to practice everything I learn right when I learn it. One day the lesson involves new grammar, and I practice it with my teacher until I master it. I feel like nowhere else do you get such great feedback which really lets you work on improving your skills every day. Not to mention, my teacher is the sweetest thing! She is always telling me jokes and making the lessons seem interesting with all these unique cultural facts. It really is such a convenient and fun way to learn! I literally sit on my couch drinking tea and learn Chinese. Yet, my Chinese is better than some people I know who have taken semesters of it in college. Go eChineseLearning!

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Melissa
Female
29 years old
Canada
Other

GO eChineseLearning!

10/10

I took the Chinese Summer Program with eChineseLearning last year and loved it! I met face-to-face with my teacher through instant messengers like Skype, WeChat etc and attended classes 3 times a week. Unlike other online programs where you just watch a video, this one you get to live chat with your teacher. I love getting personalized feedback on how well I am doing and get to practice everything I learn right when I learn it. One day the lesson involves new grammar, and I practice it with my teacher until I master it. I feel like nowhere else do you get such great feedback which really lets you work on improving your skills every day. Not to mention, my teacher is the sweetest thing! She is always telling me jokes and making the lessons seem interesting with all these unique cultural facts. It really is such a convenient and fun way to learn! I literally sit on my couch drinking tea and learn Chinese. Yet, my Chinese is better than some people I know who have taken semesters of it in college. Go eChineseLearning!

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Iris
Female
24 years old
New Zealand
Other

Great Experience!

10/10

My architecture company gave me a six-month notice that they wanted me to be the head of an office in Shanghai.

I kind of freaked out. However, I had heard that many are learning Mandarin online. I had thought about a class, but those seemed impersonal. Some friends learning languages online suggested I look into online lessons.

So, I took a few free trial lessons online. I decided to go with eChineseLearning...I liked the 1-on-1 lessons and the personal format.

I have been taking lessons for the past two months through their Chinese Immersion Program and have no complaints. I personalized my lessons to include some architectural terms and ECL helped me with this.

I originally signed up for just two months but I've extended it to six months. When I arrive in Shanghai I expect to hit the ground running.

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Frank
Male
29 years old
Singapore

Fantastic Chinese learning trip in eChineseLearning

10/10

I’ve been learning Chinese for almost two years. I had planned to travel to China before to experience the Chinese culture, eat Chinese food, visit interesting places and talk with the local people in Chinese. I once tried to learn Chinese by myself but failed. Then I heard that eChineseLearning is a good Chinese language school, thus I signed up immediately. As for the trial lesson, I thought it was very, very good. The teacher was friendly, professional and encouraging. She made it feel like learning Chinese was doable, and she told me why it would be beneficial for me to learn the language. It was really fun.
What I like about eChineseLearning is the flexibility. I can schedule my classes whenever I like and since it’s online I can take classes from anywhere. The teachers are all excellent. And I also learn a lot about Chinese culture and life in China. Every class I can have interesting discussions with my teacher. Last year, I went to China and stayed for 3 months. I met many Chinese friends and they told me that my Chinese is excellent. And I said:” Nǎ li nǎ li (You flatter me).” When I was in Xi’an, I met my excellent teacher. I like Chinese history and culture the most, so my teacher accompanied me to Shanxi History Museum. It was a very interesting experience. When I came back to home, I decided to continue to learn Chinese because it’s interesting and fun. I have just passed the HSK test (level 3).
If you are interested in learning Chinese, I encourage you to try eChineseLearning.

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Brenda
Male
25 years old
Austrlia

Great Chinese language school for getting the real experience of learning Mandarin

10/10

I’ve been learning Chinese for almost two years. I had planned to travel to China before to experience the Chinese culture, eat Chinese food, visit interesting places and talk with the local people in Chinese. I once tried to learn Chinese by myself but failed. Then I heard that eChineseLearning is a good Chinese language school, thus I signed up immediately. As for the trial lesson, I thought it was very, very good. The teacher was friendly, professional and encouraging. She made it feel like learning Chinese was doable, and she told me why it would be beneficial for me to learn the language. It was really fun.
What I like about eChineseLearning is the flexibility. I can schedule my classes whenever I like and since it’s online I can take classes from anywhere. The teachers are all excellent. And I also learn a lot about Chinese culture and life in China. Every class I can have interesting discussions with my teacher. Last year, I went to China and stayed for 3 months. I met many Chinese friends and they told me that my Chinese is excellent. And I said:” Nǎ li nǎ li (You flatter me).” When I was in Xi’an, I met my excellent teacher. I like Chinese history and culture the most, so my teacher accompanied me to Shanxi History Museum. It was a very interesting experience. When I came back to home, I decided to continue to learn Chinese because it’s interesting and fun. I have just passed the HSK test (level 3).
If you are interested in learning Chinese, I encourage you to try eChineseLearning.

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eChineseLearning is the world's premier online Chinese language school. Tens of thousands of students from over 100 countries from age 3 to 86 have enjoyed high quality service of eChineseLearning.

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