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What do Chinese tutoring services include?
Chinese tutoring services will usually cover tones, vocabulary, grammar, and useful phrases. Ideally, you’ll learn how to read and listen to Chinese and how to write and speak the language. Moreover, your lessons’ coverage will vary depending on your personal needs, including the time per session, how advanced you are, or if the student is a toddler or child.
In general, though, here’s what you can expect when you book Chinese language lessons through Airtasker:
Basic Chinese Lessons: Tones
Beginners need to learn about tones, especially since this is a language feature that isn’t present in European languages (including English). Depending on the Chinese dialect you wish to learn, you may have to master 4-9 tones.
Introductions and useful Chinese phrases
Your Tasker shows you how to introduce yourself in Chinese, as well as how to greet others. By extension, you may learn things like numbers, ages, occupations, titles, the members of the family, and more.
Next, your Tasker may show you how to say or write useful phrases. These may be as common as “Where is the bus station?”, “How much?”, and “Where is the ladies’ room?” or as specific as what you’ll need to learn when doing business with Chinese speakers or vacationing in Hong Kong. Keep in mind that you can have your tutor tailor this to your motivations for learning the language.
Chinese grammar and proficiency
Since you’ve already been introduced to a number of Chinese words and phrases, you’ll proceed to the rules of the language. This includes using the characters (which represent syllables) to form words, phrases, and sentences. You’ll learn how to phrase questions, negative statements, and more.
Once you’ve gotten a grasp of the basics, your Tasker may drill you by having you read and write in Chinese, listen to Chinese conversations, watch Chinese videos, and converse using the language. You may also be asked to translate materials from Chinese to English and vice versa. The goal is to build your fluency in the language and familiarise yourself with just about any Chinese phrase you may encounter.
Advanced Chinese lessons
Advanced Chinese lessons usually cover more words and phrases. You can expect more complex exercises and more frequent conversations with your tutor (or with others, as instructed by your tutor). Some may also consider advanced Chinese lessons if they have already learned Mandarin and now want to master Cantonese.
Recent Chinese Tutor tasks in South East Melbourne
I need a Chinese speaking at home chef
Glen Waverley VIC, Australia
7th Jul 2021
A chef that comes in once a day to help my elderly parents with cooking dinner. Mum has diabetes and and special dietary concerns. Ideally would be familiar with Chinese cooking and speak Chinese (Mandarin)
In-person Chinese lessons for kids
Narre Warren VIC, Australia
17th Jun 2021
Looking Chinese tutor for my daughter. She is 5 years old. We are non-chinese backgroud. Happy for mixed In-Person and online class. We are located at Narre warren, VIC.
I need chinese tutor
Brandon Park VIC 3150, Australia
22nd Jan 2020
Hi, I am looking for a Mandarin FEMALE tutor to assist my son in completing Chinese school homework. I live in Glen Waverley. I need tutor on Fridays from 5 to 6.30. My son will start Grade 4 and he goes to CHINESE SCHOOL on weekend. He will need 1 hour tutoring to complete his homework. My other son will start ECD at the same Chinese school and he is 5 years old. He will need 30 mins tutoring. I need FEMALE TEACHER ONLY. My budget is $35 for 90 mins session
WANTING A VCE CHINESE/MANDARIN TUTOR
Oakleigh South VIC, Australia
6th Jan 2020
I’m looking for an experience Chinese tutor for my daughter to assist with her written and speaking components of the VCE syllabus for Chinese cultural and society. Tutoring must take place in the home in Oakleigh South on a regular basis so commitment must be of importance.