THAT’S Man­darin

Best for: Peo­ple Who Hate Tak­ing Notes

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We say:

The Man­darin Café is That’s Man­darin’s se­cret weapon: an en­tirely on­line record of all your lessons to date, where you can lis­ten to the pronunciation, see the pinyin and char­ac­ters and re­view your home­work. In our les­son we found be­ing freed from the tyranny of notes or worry that we would for­get it all helped us con­cen­trate. While we were con­cerned that the on­line sys­tem would mean the teacher would be a bit in­flex­i­ble, she eas­ily adapted the les­son to the lingo we wanted to learn and en­tered the weird words we re­quested into the sys­tem to see (and re­view) later. Our teacher was fun and friendly, with more of a fo­cus on push­ing through the vo­cab than as­sid­u­ously cor­rect­ing our gram­mar.

They say:

“Our unique teach­ing meth­ods are sto­ry­telling and link words. By us­ing sto­ry­telling, sce­nar­ios and sim­u­la­tion, stu­dents un­der­stand the mean­ing and usage of new vo­cab­u­lary and gram­mar and they can eas­ily use what they have learned dur­ing class to com­mu­ni­cate with lo­cal Chi­nese peo­ple. Link words cre­ate as­so­cia­tive mem­ory by us­ing fa­mil­iar things to help you mem­o­rize words, pronunciation and even Chi­nese char­ac­ters. We only em­ploy teach­ers with ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence and train­ing. They tai­lor each stu­dent a study plan based on their level and in­ter­ests to en­sure stu­dents make the max­i­mum amount of progress in the min­i­mal amount of time."

Find it: 1/F, Bldg B, Xinzhong Yuan, Xinzhong Jie,东城区新中街新中园写字楼B座1层

1052186432, info@thats­man­darin.com www.thats­man­darin.com

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