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Chinese tutor Benjamin W

Benjamin W

NEW
0 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
China
Speaks
Mandarin, English, Greek, Spanish, and Turkish
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Chinese tutor Yi-Cheng L

Yi-Cheng L

5.0
6 Lessons
From
$29.77 / h
From
Taiwan
Speaks
Mandarin and English
"Yi-Cheng is awesome! I've been having lessons for a long time now. The classes are customised around my daily life..."
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Chinese tutor Monika Z

Monika Z

5.0
117 Lessons
From
$19.63 / h
From
China
Speaks
Mandarin, English, and German
"Monika is an incredibly patient and knowledgeable teacher. She prepares lessons that are individually tailored to what the student needs...."
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Chinese tutor Anita L

Anita L

5.0
3 Lessons
From
$25.36 / h
From
China
Speaks
Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and Turkish
"Anita has been such a pleasure to learn from as she is very kind, patient and supportive. Additionally, she helps..."
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Chinese tutor Christine Y

Christine Y

5.0
29 Lessons
From
$19.85 / h

Christine Y

From
Taiwan
Speaks
Mandarin and English
"Christine is super friendly and patient! She's a great teacher who always encourages me. For someone who normally struggles with..."
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Chinese tutor Jing Q

Jing Q

5.0
40 Lessons
From
$18.75 / h
From
China
Speaks
Mandarin and English
"Jing is a patient, encouraging and intelligent tutor who always brings a contagious level of enthusiasm to her lessons. I..."
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Chinese tutor Christine H

Christine H

NEW
3 Lessons
From
$17.64 / h

Christine H

From
Taiwan
Speaks
Mandarin and English
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Chinese tutor Hongtao L

Hongtao L

5.0
1 Lesson
From
$16.54 / h
From
China
Speaks
Mandarin and English
"Hongtao is an excellent teacher. He is always on time and well prepared for lessons, and is able to tailor..."
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Chinese tutor Jane Z

Jane Z

5.0
9 Lessons
From
$27.57 / h
From
China
Speaks
Mandarin and English
"Since I understand better in English than Mandarin, Yu uses English to help me learn Mandarin. This is really helpful..."
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Chinese tutor Rachel  W

Rachel W

5.0
24 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
Hong Kong
Speaks
Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and Spanish
"Highly recommended :-)"
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Chinese tutor Mabel W

Mabel W

5.0
7 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
China
Speaks
Mandarin, English, and Spanish
"Mabel is an amazing teacher! She makes learning very fun and will tailor her teaching to your needs. We had..."
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Chinese tutor Katrina F

Katrina F

5.0
2 Lessons
From
$24.26 / h
From
Hong Kong
Speaks
Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and Spanish
"Katrina is full of knowledge and is attentive to detail. She caters to your specific learning needs and accommodates based..."
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Chinese tutor Lilian S

Lilian S

NEW
8 Lessons
From
$22.06 / h
From
China
Speaks
Mandarin and English
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Chinese tutor Anna L

Anna L

5.0
1 Lesson
From
$20.95 / h
From
China
Speaks
Cantonese, Mandarin, and English
"Anna is a passionate and patient teacher. I was very amazed at her teaching method which I think this teaching..."
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Chinese tutor Qian Wen  Z

Qian Wen Z

NEW
0 Lessons
From
$33.08 / h
From
China
Speaks
Mandarin, English, and French
Qian Wen  Z Profile Video

FAQs:

On LanguaTalk, you can find exceptional tutors for 1-on-1 Chinese lessons tailored to your goals and learning preferences. Here’s how to try it for yourself:

1 - Find your ideal tutor by browsing videos, reviews, pricing and availability.

2 - Book a trial. Many tutors offer a 30-minute trial for free; others charge a discounted price.

3 - Take personalised lessons with your new tutor via video call. Or try someone else.

No card is required to book a free trial session. Please only book if you’re considering taking lessons. Pricing varies by tutor and you can use the filter to find someone who fits your budget. You can pay one lesson at a time, or buy in bulk for a discount (open a tutor's profile to see their pricing options).

We’re confident you’ll love learning via LanguaTalk. We're trusted by students all over the world because we're transparent. We ask students to rate each lesson, and we display reviews on tutors’ profiles.

99.8% of lesson ratings are 5 stars. Why? Because unlike other platforms, we accept only the top 10% of tutor applications.

To see our full FAQs or get help from our friendly team, click the '?' in the corner of the screen. You can also watch students talking about their experiences learning via LanguaTalk below.

1-on-1 lessons are perhaps the best way to improve speaking skills, and because of this many students use LanguaTalk to learn to speak Chinese fluently. That said, some students have other, more specific goals. Tell your tutor what your goals are and they'll tailor the lessons to your needs. Most tutors can help with any of the following:

  • Practical Chinese for travelling or integration
  • Business Chinese
  • HSK, TOCFL, SAT Chinese, AP Chinese Language and Culture exam preparation
  • Preparation for school exams – A Levels / Baccalaureate etc.
  • Improving specific skills: speaking, reading, listening & writing
  • Grammar (for all levels)
  • Improving pronunciation

New to LanguaTalk? You'll have one credit for a free trial. Most tutors offer a trial for free. If they do not, they’ll offer a trial session at a discount compared to their usual hourly rate.

Trial sessions last 30 minutes. They allow you to assess whether the tutor is a good fit for you, and get a feel for learning online. The tutor will assess your level and aim to understand your needs and interests so that they can customise any lessons you decide to take. You'll be encouraged to speak in Chinese as much as possible, but of course you can speak in English too!

After your session, if you feel that the tutor isn’t quite right for you, you can simply book a trial with someone else.

Most of the Chinese tutors on our site are able to teach students of all levels. When you click on a tutor's profile you'll see if certain levels are not supported. For example, certain tutors cannot teach complete beginners.

Likewise, you can also see on the tutor's profile whether they're suitable for all ages. Online Chinese lessons are sometimes taken to support school/college studies. Usually, the tutor will be able to customise the lessons to follow the material and topics covered in the student's exams. Please note that as per our Terms & Conditions, students who are under 18 must get permission from a legal guardian before booking.

Lessons are taught 1-on-1 so that you receive your tutor’s full attention and can make fast progress. Communicating via video call, you’ll be able to talk to your tutor and share learning materials as if you were in the same room.

The tutors vary in terms of their teaching methods, resources, experiences, and personalities. So we suggest you look at several profiles to choose the best tutor for you. Whichever Chinese tutor you pick, they'll aim to tailor the lessons to your individual needs.

The vast majority of students take 55-minute lessons. But some tutors also provide the option of 30-minute lessons. If they do, you’ll see this noted on their profile (below their pricing and above the ‘Buy Lessons’ button).

55-minute lessons are recommended for most students. In general, we only suggest considering 30-minute lessons if they’re for your child, or you have an intermediate level and only want conversation practice.

We want students to have an exceptional learning experience on LanguaTalk, so we only accept the very best tutor applications. Though we consider qualifications and experience, we place equal value on communication skills, personality and reviews from previous students. Almost all tutors are native speakers of the language they teach, and we require that they can speak English too.

Each tutor is different - they have different backgrounds, strengths, teaching methods and personalities. So we suggest you browse several profiles to find the right Chinese tutor for you.

The beauty of taking lessons online is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. To see tutors who are likely to fit your weekly schedule, use the availability filter at the top. Then when you see a tutor you like, check their profile calendar to make sure their time slots work for you. Some tutors have limited availability as they already have lots of students.

Our booking system is designed to be incredibly easy to use. You can see tutors' available hours in your local time zone. If you choose to book lessons with a tutor, you'll be able to purchase them one at a time, or buy in bulk with a volume discount. You can pay securely by card on our website.

You can manually add bookings to your personal calendar, or if you use Google calendar, you can add bookings automatically with our syncing feature. You'll also be able to receive email reminders to help ensure you don't forget to turn up.

You can reschedule or cancel lessons in a couple of clicks. Note that this can only be done up to 24 hours before the lesson time. This rule is required to protect tutors, who lose income when lessons are cancelled at the last minute.

How does learning with a Chinese teacher online differ from learning face-to-face?

Sometimes students feel uncertain about learning Chinese online because they think it’ll be totally different to learning face-to-face. But usually when they try it, they find that the experience is almost the same and they often build a strong relationship with their tutor.

Once you start a video call with your chosen Chinese tutor online, you’ll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. They’ll usually also share learning resources with you (using Google Docs, YouTube etc.) and you’ll be able to collaborate in real-time.

How much do online Chinese tutors typically charge per lesson?

If you live in the US or Europe, face-to-face Chinese lessons may cost anywhere between $20 and $60 (USD) per hour. Online tutoring tends to be cheaper than face-to-face because the tutor doesn't need to travel to you. An online Chinese tutor could cost anywhere from $13 to $50 per hour, but be aware that very cheap tutors may lack experience. On LanguaTalk, Chinese tutors typically charge between $14 and $40 per hour.

Of course, learning 1-on-1 with an experienced Chinese tutor is not the cheapest way to learn; you could learn via a free app instead. But if you're serious about learning, nothing beats 1-on-1 Chinese lessons with a great teacher.

What's the best way to study Chinese?

There is no 'best way' to learn a language - it depends on your needs, level and budget. If you can't afford to take lessons, you can use a free app such as Duolingo to build your vocabulary. And to improve your listening skills, you can watch TV and listen to podcasts in Chinese. But to learn how to actually speak a language, you need to talk to a native speaker on a regular basis and receive accurate feedback so that you improve. If you want to make fast progress, it's best to take 1-on-1 lessons that are tailored to your needs by an experienced online Chinese teacher.

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