Sunday, October 12, 2008

My Chinese Mandarin classes: My Mandarin classes

My Chinese Mandarin classes: My Mandarin classes

Thursday, October 09, 2008

My Mandarin classes

Dear Students,

Do you study Chinese Mandarin V3 with Rosetta Stone CDs?
If "Yes" you will recognize my voice,

My name is Dennis and I am originally from Beijing. I am currently living in San Francisco and have been tutoring students to speak Chinese for the past 5 years. I have introduced more than hundred students to the art of speaking conversational and formal Mandarin and would like to help you do the same.

My background is originally in Mechanically Engineering where I was an instructor and Director of the Physics Department at a technical school in Beijing. Thereafter I moved to Germany where I was an editor that oversaw the Chinese print for a German government publication. During that time I also became a private tutor for students at Hamburg University.

I have been living in the United States for the past 17 years and have been a tutor for employees at Apple, Daly City Senior Center, and Guy Carpenter Reinsurance. I am also hired by private language institutes as a freelance instructor.

As a private tutor, I develop individual lesson plans to meet the study needs of my students. Each student depending on language familiarity is prepared with the following:

The book "New Practical Chinese Reader" is a great introduction to learning Chinese. This book is published by the Beijing Language Institute. You will learn pinyin as well as be able to recognize Chinese characters. Some of the things that you will learn are introductions, greetings, tell time, and learn destinations. This is the first of a series of 6 books that will help you on your way to learn Chinese.

Business conversation:
Students who have studied Chinese for at least 1-2 years and want to use their language skills for business conversation. This class will help them learn language etiquette as they become fluent in order to prepare for their dealings in China. This class is custom designed based on their needs as I have various requests: reference for translation work, negotiation tactics, import/export trade, and how to solve cultural differences with their Chinese business partners.

Daily conversation:
The goal of this course is to achieve proficiency in Mandarin in order to communicate with speakers of Chinese in daily conversation about common topics and to read short passages. The content of conversation varies a lot, including everyday greetings, self-introduction, shopping, entertainment, traveling, talking about weather, sports and more.

Reference Tools:
"Rosetta Stone"
"New Practical Chinese Reader"
"Integrated Chinese"
"Intermediate Chinese: A grammar and workbook,"
"Chinese Proficiency Test" (HSK)
"Chinese for Economics and Trade"
"Business Chinese"
"SAT-II Chinese Subject Test" (1997 Revised Edition)
and some other books.

Classes range from 90 minutes to two hours depending on student preference. Cost is $30 per 45 minutes for private instruction. You will be enjoying fun Chinese classes in a graceful mandarin environment place.

My students come from diverse backgrouds. I tutor highschool students as well as graduate students from Harvard and Stanford University. My services have also been used by employees from Google, UCSF, IBM, and the FBI. As I have experience in working with all types of ages and individuals from different backgrounds I am sure to be able to develop a lesson plan that will introduce you to the joys of learning a new language.

I would be more than happy to answer any questions that you have and can be reached at the following:

phone: (415) 518-5335

If you are living far away from San Francisco, you could use SKYPE to learn Mandarin with me, my screen name is DENNISCHINESE, if you don't know how to do it, just write an email to me and I can set up time at your convenience.

If you are interested in studying Chinese in San Diego or Germany I can refer you to reliable tutors in these areas as well.

Additional Chinese language services offered:
CHINESE TYPESETTING, DESIGN, LAYOUT, TRANSLATION (I will supply Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, In-Design, QuarkXpress, PageMaker and Word files.)

In my classes, I offer:
1. Join and take break class at anytime
2. Free Chinese level evaluation 
3. Free study plan
& Free first trial

4. Free home works correction

5. Flexible schedule

6. Individual & group discount (up to 40% off)


Dennis Zhu