Chris Sun - Chinese - Testimonials
My 10 year old daughter has been having mandarin lessons with Chris for the last 10 months via Zoom. She is studying towards her HSK level 1. Chris’s lessons are very structured and easy for her to follow. Under Chris’s instruction my daughter’s spoken Chinese has improved greatly. Chris’s precision when teaching new vocabulary and tones has enabled her to learn, remember and reproduce the vocabulary with correct pronunciation. Chris is also teaching my daughter to read and write in pinyin and characters. Chris sets homework and always gives feedback. My daughter looks forward to her mandarin lessons which are the highest recommendation of all! Thank you Chris!
I have studied Chinese with Chris in one-to-one lessons over a number of years. I was a complete beginner when I joined his class and have progressed much further than I ever imagined! Chris is a very enthusiastic, friendly and patient teacher. I decided to study the HSK syllabus with Chris (up to HSK2 with some HSK3) but he is also happy to customise the content to my needs. I also learnt a lot about Chinese culture, which really helped with my business trips. I highly recommend Chris as a tutor at any proficiency level.
I attend group classes every Tuesday evening. Chris is a great teacher: enthusiastic, friendly and, most importantly, very patient! During our classes we expand our vocabulary and grammar focusing on writing but also our Chinese speaking (teaching us common phrases, slang words and alternatives) to help us develop our conversational skills. We also have the opportunity to learn a lot about the culture and some history of the country linking it to the set of vocabulary we have recently been introduced to. Since my first lesson, I felt I have developed a good friendship with the other students and Chris with a number of social events occurring outside of our lesson time also. I have seen a lot of progress in my Chinese and I hope to continue to learn a lot more from Chris!
Chris is an excellent teacher of Chinese and his enthusiasm is contagious. I am currently 8 months into the beginner’s Chinese course and have gone from not knowing anything to being able to read, write and speak an impressive amount.
Chinese is difficult as there isn’t an alphabet as such, the way the ‘building blocks’ are put together don’t necessarily give you a clue as to what the word says so there is a lot of learning involved. This made starting to learn the language quite daunting but after just a few weeks, Chris made sense of the way words are constructed and the language put together and suddenly it wasn’t so scary.
I’m thoroughly enjoying the course which consists of 2 hours a week on a Tuesday night. There has been a strong emphasis on learning how to read, write and pronounce new vocabulary with bits of conversation interspersed. As our vocabulary has improved, the amount of conversational work we have done has increased. I like the balance that Chris strikes with every lesson.