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  • About  

     With China's ever increasing importance in the new world order there's no better time to start learning Mandarin. In addition, Learning Mandarin…

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  • Course 

     We offer the following one-to-one private training lessons in London at a competitive rate. We encourage students to study with the unique Multisenso…

    • Business Chinese 

         “China factor” on the planet has created a “Chinese fever” more than ever. Engaging business with China, however, requires…

    • Chinese Character Writing 

         Chinese is a pictorial language coming from images, and the meaning of the characters is subtle, profound and even philosophical.…

    • Chinese for Children 

         Children have the great ability and potential to learn a foreign language easily as their mother language. The Chinese language is…

    • HSK Test Preparation 

         HSK stands for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (汉语水平考试), the Chinese Proficiency Test, is the People’s Republic of China’s only…

    • Mandarin Chinese 

        Mandarin refers to Standard Chinese and also often called simply “Chinese”, is the official spoken language of the People’s…

    • Spoken Chinese 

        Speaking is one of the most important parts of studying any foreign language. Being able to speak Chinese properly is an extremely…

  • FAQ 

     What courses do you provide?We offer the following one-to-one fast-track Mandarin Chinese private tuitions based on your specific need.Spo…

  • Learning via Movies 

    Learning Chinese Software. Revolutionary Software for Synchro Multisensory Chinese Learning. Learn Mandarin Chinese through watching movies.

  • Method 

     We encourage our students to study Chinese with the unique Listening-based Multisensory Synchro-learning Approach (L-MSL) that we developed…

    • Listening-based Learning 

      Listening plays the most crucial role in the entire language acquisition process, due to the following three main aspects: Sound is at the beginning…

    • Multisensory Learning 

         The Multisensory Synchro-Learning Approach is a natural way of learning a foreign language, it stresses the language is first…

    • Repetitious Practice 

       Equally important to listening, repetition is another important key element in L-MSL approach due to its crucial role in resulting long-term retention.…

    • Synchronised Learning 

      The groundbreaking work done by Donald Hebb over 50 years ago approved that if two neurons are active at the same time, the synapses between them are…

  • Price 

     Hourly Rate(One-to-One Lessons London Area Only)All lessons are priced in hourly rate £25.00/hr. However, based on your time availability,…

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  • Resource 

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    • Books 

        Recommended Chinese Study Books                        Some Online Learning Resources

      • Business Chinese  

          Recommended Business Chinese Books   Business Chinese 20 Essential Topics by Yinghong Huang and Carrie Wei (Paperback) from £16.99This is a well…

      • Character Writing 

          Recommended Books for Chinese character writing    Nearly Everything About Chinese Characters by Gaofeng Wu (Hardcover, 224 pages) from £14.20 This…

      • Dictionary 

          Recommended Chinese Dictionary    Oxford Beginner's Chinese Dictionary by Oxford University Press (Paperback) from £6.92 This dictionary is exactly…

      • for Beginners 

          Recommended Chinese Study Books for Beginners  Easy Peasy Chinese: Mandarin Chinese for Beginners by Dorling Kindersley (Book & CD)…

      • for Children 

          Recommended Chinese Study Books for Children   Easy Peasy Chinese: Mandarin Chinese for Beginners by Dorling Kindersley (Book & CD) (Paperback)…

      • Grammar 

          Recommended Chinese grammar Books     Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar (Modern Grammars) by Claudia Ross and Jing-heng Sheng Ma (Paperback) from…

      • HSK Test  

          Recommended Books for HSK Test Prepsaration    One Hour Per Day to a Powerful HSK Vocabulary: v. 1 by Liu Dongqing (Paperback) from £14.95   T…

      • Online Learning Resources 

         Learn Mandarin Chinese through interactive films This is a revolutionary Synchro-Multisensory Chinese Learning software, which make it possible for…

      • Spoken Chinese 

          Recommended Books for Spoken Chinese     Basic Spoken Chinese, Vol. 1 (Basic Chinese) by Cornelius C. Kubler (Paperback, 384 pages) from £24.50 You…

      • Textbook 

          Recommended textBooks for Chinese Study   Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 1 Textbook, 3rd Edition (Simplified) by Yuehua Liu (Paperback) from…

    • Calligraphy 

         Appreciation of The Art of Chinese Calligraphy  Although Chinese calligraphy uses Chinese words as its vehicle of expression, one does not…

    • Chinese Character 

        Why are Chinese Characters So Fascinating?  Chinese characters are logograms used in the writing of Chinese. It is the oldest system of writing…

      • 2500 Characters (flash) 

         According to the survey of Chinese Ministry of Education and Language Commission, you only need to know about 1,000 Chinese characters to be able to…

      • Stroke Orders 

           Stroke Orders Just like any other languages, writing Chinese also follows a certain order and direction to make the character look nice, well…

      • Structure and Classification 

          Character Structure The Chinese character structure can be divided into single component and the compound. Most of the Chinese characters are made up…

      • Writing Strokes 

          Chinese Writing Strokes All Chinese characters are written with basic strokes according to a set of the writing rules. Learning the fundamental…

    • Chinese Phrases  

        100 Chinese characters (flash) in 40 most commonly used phrases   The table below contains the total of 100 Chinese characters flash in 40 most…

      • bai-qian-wan 

          100, 1000, 10000 bǎi, qiān, wàn 百,千,万   

      • bu-ke-qi 

         You are welcome bù-kè-qì 不客气   

      • bu-shi 

          No bù-shì 不是   

      • ce-suo-zai-na 

         Where is the toilet? cè-suǒ-zài-nǎ? 厕所在哪?   

      • dong-xi-nan-bei 

          East, west, south, north dōng, xī, nán, bĕi 东,西,南,北   

      • dui-bu-qi 

          Sorry duì-bù-qǐ 对不起  

      • duo-shao-qian 

          How much is it? duō-shǎo-qián? 多少钱?   

      • hao-chi-ji-le 

          It is delicious hǎo-chī-jí-le 好吃极了   

      • hen-gao-xing-ren-shi-ni 

          Nice to meet you hěn-gāo-xīng-rèn-shí-nǐ 很高兴认识你   

      • liu-qi-ba-jiu-shi 

          Six, seven, eight, nine, ten liù, qī, bā, jiǔ, shí 六,七,八,九,十   

      • mei-guan-xi 

         Never mind méi-guān-xi 没关系 

      • ni-hao 

         Hello nǐ-hǎo 你好 

      • ni-hao-ma 

         How are you? nǐ-hǎo-ma? 你好吗?   

      • ni-hui-shuo-ying-yu-ma 

          Do you speak English? nǐ-huì-shuō-yīng-yǔ-ma? 你会说英语吗?   

      • ni-jiao-shen-me-ming-zi 

          What is your name? nǐ-jiào-shén-me-míng-zì? 你叫什么名字?   

      • ni-You 

         You  nǐ  你

      • nian-yue-ri-xingqi 

          Year, month, day, week nián-yuè-rì, xīng-qī 年, 月, 日, 星期   

      • qing-jiao-chu-zu-che 

          Please call a Taxi qǐng-jiào-chū-zū-chē 请叫出租车   

      • qing-wen 

          Excuse me qǐng-wèn 请问  

      • qing-zuo 

          Please sit down qǐng-zuò请坐 

      • shang-xia-zuo-you 

          Up, down, left, right shàng,xià,zuǒ,yòu 上,下,左,右   

      • shen-me-yi-si 

          What does it mean? shén-me-yì-si? 什么意思?   

      • shi-de 

          Yes shì-de 是的 

      • tai-gui-le 

          That's too expensive tài-guì-le 太贵了 

      • wan-an 

          Good night wǎn-ān 晚安   

      • wan-shang-hao 

         Good evening wǎn-shàng-hǎo 晚上好   

      • wo-bu-hui-shuo-han-yu 

          I don't speak Chinese wǒ-bù-huì-shuō-hàn-yǔ 我不会说汉语   

      • wo-bu-yao 

          I don't want it wǒ-bù-yào 我不要  

      • wo-de-ming-zi-jiao 

          My name is ... wǒ-de-míng-zì-jiào … 我的名字叫…   

      • wo-hen-hao 

         I am very well wǒ-hěn-hǎo 我很好 

      • wo-mi-lu-le 

          I'm lost wǒ-mí-lù-le 我迷路了   

      • wo-shi-ying-guo-ren 

          I'm English wǒ-shì-yīng-guó-rén 我是英国人   

      • wo-ting-bu-dong 

          I don’t understand wǒ-tīng-bù-dǒng 我听不懂   

      • wo-xi-huan-chi-zhong-can 

         I like Chinese food wǒ-xǐ-huān-chī-zhōng-cān 我喜欢吃中餐   

      • wo-yao-zu-che 

         I want to rent a car wǒ-yào-zū-chē 我要租车  

      • xiaoshi-fenzhong-miao 

          Hour, minute, seconds xiǎo-shí, fēn-zhōng, miǎo 小时,分钟,秒   

      • xie-xie 

         Thank you xiè-xiè 谢谢 

      • yi-er-san-si-wu 

          One, two, three, four, five yī, èr, sān, sì, wǔ 一,二,三,四,五   

      • zai-jian 

          Goodbye zài-jiàn 再见   

      • zao-shang-hao 

         Good morning zǎo-shàng-hǎo 早上好   

      • zhu-ni-jian-kang 

          Wish you good health zhù-nǐ-jiàn-kāng 祝你健康   

    • Culture 

       Chinese culture is one of the world's oldest and most colourful and complex. The area in which the culture is dominant covers a large geographical…

      • Arts 

          Chinese art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in or is practiced in China or by Chinese artists or performers. Early…

      • Chinese Toast  

          Lower your glass as a sign of respect   The Chinese toast, , means ‘dry glass’ or ‘bottoms up’. Traditionally, you should not drink…

      • Chopstick  

          Be sure to use your chopsticks correctly   The first chopsticks are believed to have come into use over 5000 years ago in China. Early Asian…

      • Cuisine 

         The overwhelmingly large variety of Chinese cuisine comes mainly from the practice of dynastic period, when emperors would host banquets with 100…

      • Finger-counting  

          Count to 10 using only one hand   When the Chinese count on one hand, they are doing a kind of addition. They can count to much higher than…

      • Finger-tapping  

          Tap three fingers to say thank you   If you pay a Chinese person a compliment and they respond with , , don’t worry. It does not mean they…

      • Gifts  

          Do bring the right KIND OF gift   Presents and the way they are wrapped are very important in China. Here are a few helpful suggestions to…

      • Literature 

         Chinese literature began with record keeping and divination on Oracle Bones. The earliest classic work in Chinese, the I Ching or "Book of…

      • Martial Arts 

         China is one of the main birth places of Eastern martial arts with the well-respected Shaolin Monastery and Wudang Mountains. Chinese martial…

      • Music 

         Chinese Music has been made since the dawn of Chinese civilization with documents and artifacts providing evidence of a well-developed musical…

      • People 

         Zhonghua minzu 中华民族 are basic virtues in Taoism. They first appear in Tao Te Ching chapter 67, which Lin Yutang (1948:292) says contains…

      • Red in China 

          Don’t write a person’s name in red   In China, red is a positive colour: it is the colour of fire, of the sun, and associated with…

    • Flashcard 

        Mnemosyne Flashcard Learning Program  We encourage our students to use the Mnemosyne flashcard learning software to study Mandarin Chinese.…

      • Mnemosyne Tutorial 

            The following 12 videos created by withinjapandotcom explaining how to download, install and use Mnemosyne flashcard program step by step.  &…

    • Idiom and Proverb 

        Chinese idioms (chéng yŭ 成语) and proverbs (yàn yŭ 谚语) are unique forms of Chinese language, and are regarded as priceless legacies with…

      • Idiom Illustrations 

          50 most commonly used Chinese idioms This webpage contains 50 most commonly used Chinese idioms. Each idiom illustration consists of pronunciation,…

      • Idiom Riddle 

          40 Chinese Idiom Pictionary Riddle This webpage contains 40 commonly used Chinese Idioms Pictionary Riddle. Each riddle is represented by an artistic…

      • Idiom Stories 

           50 most commonly used Chinese idiom Stories  Most Chinese idioms are derived from historical facts or ancient Chinese literature. Each…

        • Ai Wu Ji Wu 

           爱屋及乌 (ài wū jí wū) There was a state called zhou (zhōu 周) in the Chinese history. One day, the king of zhou asked his…

        • Ba Miao Zhu Zhang 

           拔苗助长 (bá miáo zhù zhǎng) Long, long ago, a farmer thought the shoots in his fields were not growing fast enough. He wanted…

        • Ban Men Nong Fu 

           班门弄斧 (bān mén nòng fǔ)  In ancient times, Lu Ban was supposed to be a consummate master in construction and sculpture.…

        • Bei Gong She Ying 

           杯弓蛇影 (bēi gōng shé yǐng)  In the Jin Dynasty (jìn cháo 晋朝,265-420), a man called Yue Guang (yuè guǎng 乐广) once…

        • Chun Wang Chi Han 

           唇亡齿寒 (chún wáng chǐ hán)  During the Spring and Autumn Period (chūn qiū 春秋时期,770-476 BC), Duke Xian of the State…

        • Da Cao Jing She 

           打草惊蛇 (dǎ cǎo jīng shé)  In ancient times there was a county magistrate who took bribes and practised graft. One day,…

        • Dui Niu Tan Qin 

           对牛弹琴 (duì niú tán qín)  In ancient time, there lived a musician named Gong Mingyi. He was very good at playing the Zheng, a…

        • Fu Jing Qing Zui 

           负荆请罪 (fù jīng qǐng zuì)  In the Warring States Period (zhàn guó 战国, 475-221 BC), Lian Po and Lin Xiangru were both…

        • Gao Zhen Wu You 

           高枕无忧 (gāo zhěn wú yōu)  Feng Shiuan lived at the home of Meng Chang-jun, prime minister of the state Ch'i during the…

        • Gua Mu Xiang Kan 

           刮目相看 (guā mù xiāng kàn)  Lv Meng (lǚ méng 吕蒙) was a general of Wu during the Three Kingdoms Period (sān guó…

        • Hu Jia Hu Wei 

           狐假虎威 (hú jiǎ hǔ wēi)  A tiger caught a fox in a forest, and was just about to eat it, when the fox said, 'You mustn't eat…

        • Hua Bing Chong Ji 

           画饼充饥 (huà bǐng chōng jī)  In the Three Kingdoms Period (sān guó 三国时代,220-280AD), the king of the state of Wei…

        • Hua Long Dian Jing 

           画龙点睛 (huà lóng diǎn jīng)  In the Southern and Northern Dynasties Period (nán běi cháo 南北朝,420-589AD), there was a…

        • Hua She Tian Zu 

           画蛇添足 (huà shé tiān zú)  In the Warring States Period (zhàn guó 战国,475-221BC), a man in the State of Chu (chǔ…

        • Jing Di Zhi Wa 

           井底之蛙 (jǐng dǐ zhī wā) Once upon a time, a sea turtle came upon a frog that lived in an old abandoned well. Upon seeing…

        • Jing Gong Zhi Niao 

           惊弓之鸟 (jīng gōng zhī niǎo)  During the time of the Warring States (475-221 BC), there lived a well-known archer…

        • Kong Zhong Lou Ge 

           空中楼阁 (kōng zhōng lóu gé)  A rich man asked an architect to build a three-story house for him. When the first story was…

        • Lao Ma Shi Tu 

           老马识途 (lǎo mǎ shí tú) In the Spring and Autumn Period (chūn qiū 春秋时期,770-476 BC), Duke Huan of Qi (qí huán…

        • Mang Ren Mo Xiang 

           盲人摸象 (máng rén mō xiàng)  Once upon a time there were six blind men who lived in a village in India. Every day they went to…

        • Mao Sui Zi Jian 

           毛遂自荐 (máo suí zì jiàn)  In the Warring States Period (zhàn guó 战国), the State of Qin besieged the capital of the…

        • Nu Fa Chong Guan 

           怒发冲冠 (nù fà chōng guān)  In the Warring States Period (zhàn guó 战国,481 - 386BC), the King of the State of Zhao (zhào…

        • Pao Zhuan Yin Yu 

           抛砖引玉 (pāo zhuān yǐn yù)  During the Tang dynasty (táng cháo 唐朝), there lived a man named Jau Gu, who was a very…

        • Po Fu Chen Zhou 

           破釜沉舟 (pò fǔ chén zhōu)  In the late years of the Qin Dynasty (qín cháo 秦朝,221 - 206BC), Xiang Yu ( xiàng yù 项羽)…

        • Po Jing Chong Yuan 

           破镜重圆 (pò jìng chóng yuán)  In the Northern and Southern Dynasties (nán běi cháo 南北朝,420-589AD) when the State of…

        • Qi Hu Nan Xia 

           骑虎难下 (qí hǔ nán xià)  In the late Northern Zhou (beǐ zhōu 北周,557-581AD) era, after the emperor Xuan Di (xuān dì…

        • Qi Ren You Tian 

           杞人忧天 (qǐ rén yōu tiān)  In the Spring and Autumn Period (chūn qiū 春秋时期,770-476 BC), in the State of Qi there was…

        • Qian Che Zhi Jian 

           前车之鉴 (qián chē zhī jiàn) During the Western Han dynasty (xī hàn西汉), there lived in Loyang a man named Jia Yi. Jia…

        • Ru Yu De Shui 

           如鱼得水 (rú yú dé shuǐ)  During the Three Kingdoms (sān guó 三国) , Liu Bei (liú bèi 刘备) went to Longzhong (lóng…

        • Sai Weng Shi Ma 

           塞翁失马 (sài wēng shī mǎ)  Once upon a time, there lived an old man on the northern frontier of China. One day, his horse…

        • Shi Wai Tao Yuan 

           世外桃源 (shì wài táo yuán)  Tao Yuanming (táo yuān míng 陶渊明), a famous writer of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (dōng jìn…

        • Shou Zhu Dai Tu 

           守株待兔 (shǒu zhū dài tù) A farmer was ploughing the fields one day when he saw a hare running wildly. The hare ran into a…

        • Shu Neng Sheng Qiao 

           熟能生巧 (shú néng shēng qiǎo)  Chen Yau-tz, of the Sung dynasty (sòng cháo 宋朝), was a very talented archer. He hit the…

        • Shui Luo Shi Chu 

           水落石出 (shuǐ luò shí chū)  This idiom was a sentence excerpted from one masterpiece written by Su Shi (sū shì 苏轼),who…

        • Tan Hu Se Bian 

           谈虎色变 (tán hǔ sè biàn)  Long long ago, there was a farmer living in a small and tranquil village. One day, the poor guy was…

        • Tie Chu Mo Cheng Zhen 

           铁杵磨成针 (tiě chǔ mó chéng zhēn) This legend is about Li Bai (lǐ baí 李白), a great poet in Tang Dynasty (táng…

        • Tong Zhou Gong Ji 

           同舟共济 (tóng zhōu gòng jì)  In the Spring and Autumn period (春秋 chūn qiū,770 -- 221BC), the Wu State (wú guó 吴国 )…

        • Wan Huo Zi Fen 

           玩火自焚 (wán huǒ zì fén)  During the Spring and Autumn Period (春秋 chūn qiū,770-476 BC), Zhou Xu (zhōu xū 州吁), the…

        • Wang Mei Zhi Ke 

           望梅止渴 (wàng méi zhǐ kě)   Cao Cao (cáo cāo 曹操) in the history of China, known for clever treacherous…

        • Wang Yang Bu Lao 

           亡羊补牢 (wáng yáng bǔ láo)  A man who raised sheep once noticed there was a hole in the walls of his sheepfold. But he…

        • Wang Yang Xing Tan 

           望洋兴叹 (wàng yáng xīng tàn)  This is an old fable story about the gods. Long long ago, there lived in the Yellow River…

        • Wo Xin Chang Dan 

            卧薪尝胆 (wò xīn cháng dǎn)  During the Spring and Autumn period (770-476BC), the State of Wu launched an attack against the State…

        • Xiao Li Cang Dao 

           笑里藏刀 (xiào lǐ cáng dāo)  In the Tang Dynasty (táng cháo 唐朝), there was a minister called Li Yifu who was always…

        • Xiong You Cheng Zhu 

           胸有成竹 (xiōng yǒu chéng zhú)  In the Song Dynasty (sòng cháo 宋朝), an artist called Wen Tong (wén tóng 文同) was…

        • Yan Er Dao Ling 

           掩耳盗铃 (yǎn ěr dào líng)  In the Spring and Autumn period (chūn qiū 春秋时期,770-476 BC), a thief had stolen a bell and…

        • Yi Jian Shuang Diao 

           一箭双雕 (yī jiàn shuāng diāo)  In the period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties (nán běi cháo 南北朝,420-589AD)…

        • You Yu Bu Jue 

           犹豫不决 (yóu yù bù jué) The 'You' is a kind of wild animal which is by nature extremely suspicious. Whenever it hears a…

        • Yu Bang Xiang Zheng 

           鹬蚌相争 (yù bàng xiāng zhēng)  One day a clam opened its shell to sunbathe on a beach. Suddenly a snipe stuck its beak in the…

        • Yu Gong Yi Shan 

           愚公移山 (yú gōng yí shān)  The Foolish Old Man of the North Mountain, nearly ninety years of age, lived behind two high…

        • Zhi Shang Tan Bing 

           纸上谈兵 (zhǐ shàng tán bīng)  In the Warring States Period (zhàn guó 战国), the State of Zhao (zhào guó 赵国) had a…

        • Zi Xiang Mao Dun 

           自相矛盾 (zì xiāng máo dùn)  A man of the state of Chu (chǔ guó 楚国) had a spear and a shield for sale. He was loud in…

      • Proverbs 

          50 most commonly used Chinese proverbs  This is a collection of 50 most commonly used Chinese proverbs (yàn yŭ 谚语) arranged alphabetica…

    • Pinyin 

       Pinyin is formally called hanyu pinyin, including 21 initials, 36 finals and 4 tones. Hanyu means the Chinese language, Pin means ‘spell’ and Yin…

      • 4 Tones 

          There are 4 tones in the standard Chinese pronunciation, which are represented in pinyin by marks above the word, and are read from left to right. The…

      • Final vowels 

         Single finals:PinyinPronunciationIPAEnglish Approxaaoor…

      • Initial consonants 

           PinyinPronunciationIPAEnglish Approxbspitppaym…

    • Videos 

        Chinese Pinyin Pronunciation      Chinese Pinyin in 6 Minutes      Evolution of Chinese Character    …

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