Chinese lessons in Guangzhou

Living in Guangzhou and interested in learning Mandarin Chinese?
Guangzhou is a city where most of the people don’t speak English, which makes it useful and sometimes even necessary to learn some Chinese to make your life more comfortable here. Would you like to learn how to take the taxi in Chinese or haggle the prices in the wholesale markets around the city? Or perhaps you want to relax and go to a Chinese massage parlor.

My name is Sara (the admin and writer behind this blog) and I’ve been working as a 1on1 Chinese teacher since 2014. My students include both working expats and their spouses. I have an undergraduate degree in Chinese as a Second Language and  Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. I have the highest certificate of the official Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK Level 6, 266/300).

I tutor my students both at their homes or at coffee shops, where ever is the most convenient for you. We can schedule the lessons flexibly according to your timetable, no matter if it’s morning, afternoon or Saturday.

The first meeting is always free. We have a cup of coffee and discuss the reasons you want to learn Chinese and what you are looking for in a teacher. If you decide to study with me, private lessons are 120RMB per 1 hour.

I also have group lessons for beginner and elementary students, group lessons are 100RMB/hour/person.

Chinese lessons are tailored according to your own needs, but as a core I use the Our Chinese Classroom that I will provide for free. According to my experience it suits the best for expats working or staying at home.

For setting up the free meeting or to discuss more about learning Chinese, please fill the form below.

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Student feedback

“I have been learning Chinese with Sara now for approximately one year. I have found Sara to be very engaged and professional. I have found it helpful to learn from a non native speaker as she has experienced the issues herself, when it comes to leaning a new language. My initial goal was to learn to read Chinese and by the end of the year I had finished my first book!” Michele, Australia

“Sara was my first Chinese teacher after I arrived in Guangzhou and she did a great job getting me up and running with the basic phrases you need to get around in Chinese society. The fact that she is not native Chinese but has learned the language herself at one point also meant she could explain the language structure in a way that was easy for me to understand and relate to. I would really recommend Sara, especially for complete beginners but also for intermediate speakers who wants to take their language skills to the next step.” Christine, Sweden