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When you request for Mandarin lessons via Airtasker, you’ll get a tutor who can conduct basic or advanced classes for you. You can ask for in-person lessons, or online sessions if this is something you prefer. You can also find teachers for toddlers, children, and even adults.
Your tutor’s approach may differ, as they may have learned Mandarin as a second language or they might be a native speaker from the start. But, overall, here is what you can expect when you start your Mandarin lessons with the help of a Tasker:
If you’re new to Mandarin, your Tasker may begin by teaching you how to introduce yourself and greet people. Your tutor may then explain Chinese numbers, time, money, and terms for various family members, occupations, and ages.
There is no Chinese alphabet since the characters are all syllables that are put together to create words. Hence, you’ll go straight to forming words or phrases. Next, your Mandarin tutor shows you how to construct basic phrases and questions.
Your Mandarin tutor needs to know your motivations for learning the language, since they may tailor this to your needs. For example, if you intend to do business with Mandarin speakers, you’ll need to learn business terms and etiquette. If you are vacationing in China, you’ll want to know how to request items from shops or order from a restaurant.
As you get deeper into the lessons, your tutor will cover Mandarin grammar elements, such as tones, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions. The four phonetic tones don’t exist in European languages and English, so it’ll require an attentive ear and lots of exercises for you to master this aspect of Mandarin.
Nouns don’t have articles or genders, nor distinctions between singular and plural. Verbs are relatively straightforward in Mandarin - they don’t change depending on person, tense, and number. Instead, you’ll make use of tense makers and measure words to convey additional information, all of which your tutor will test you on.
If you already know basic Mandarin, you may want more advanced lessons, such as those covering questions, negative statements, requesting items, “because” sentences, and more.
By this time, your Tasker may expect you to be able to read, listen, write, and speak quite a lot of Mandarin. They may have you read Mandarin books or watch Mandarin videos, have you converse with others in Mandarin, or even write essays in the language.
Freshwater NSW 2096, Australia
1st Feb 2021
I am looking for a bilingual (Mandarin and English) tutor or someone who enjoys working with children to one and provide basic mandarin lessons to my children. Provides fun learning experiences to engaging in play time to encourage learnings. Focus on speaking and listening Location Freshwater Ideal times: Saturday mornings and Wednesdays after school
North Balgowlah NSW, Australia
19th Oct 2018
Seeking experienced Mandarin tutor for 1-2 hours per week.
Belrose, New South Wales, Australia
21st Nov 2016
Our daughter attended a full immersion Mandarin School for 18 months while we lived in China. We are looking for a native Mandarin speaker to help develop her language skills with regular sessions. This could suit a uni student looking for a regular part time income source but we would also consider professional tutoring. Price is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
Frenchs Forest NSW, Australia
16th Sep 2020
Hi i am looking for a mandarin tutor for my 2 children 10y and 13y would you be available Thanks Aurelia
Warriewood NSW 2102, Australia
27th Jun 2017
Mandarin Chinese Tutor for my 9 year old son. He had 2 years of daily lessons in Singapore and got fluent in speak and symbols. We'd like to continue his education in Mandarin. Eg 1 hour tutoring per week at house in Warriewood
Manly NSW, Australia
15th Feb 2021
Hi, i would like to learn Mandarin. My teacher will need a thourough understanding of English and patience as i am just starting out. Interested in further discussions about lessons. Job will be ongoing.
Seaforth NSW, Australia
7th May 2019
Hi I am looking for a tutor to teach me basic mandarin relevant for traveling. I have just started Mandarin classes and am traveling to China in July. I would be looking for someone who would be available once every fortnight until I leave (or weekly if needed). Looking at around $20/hour (negotiable depending on travel). Please let me know if you are interested! Thank you!
Great tutor! Super lovely and helpful!
Mona Vale NSW 2103, Australia
7th Feb 2017
I need someone to come Teach me mandarin Few negotiable