- Hourly rate R250
- Response time 3h
- Number of students 34
1st lesson free!
Qualified Mandarin Chinese Teacher with more than 10 years experience teaching to all ages and levels.
- Cape Town
- at your home
One of our best tutors, with excellent credentials. Lauren offers Chinese lessons of the highest quality.
About the lesson
My teaching method is communicative. The most important part is to get you speaking and using the language. I also focus on grammar and pronunciation to give you the correct usage of the language. I strongly recommend that my students also learn to read and write Chinese.
- Vocabulary - Chinese
Oral comprehension - Chinese
Written comprehension - Chinese
Translation - Chinese
- All levels
I'm a qualified Mandarin Chinese teacher from South Africa. I have a Masters Degree in Second Language Studies and a Bachelors Degree from Beijing Language and Culture University. I prepare students for HSK examinations, for travelling to China or just those who want to learn the language.
Perfect! I made the right choice with Lauren, and look forward to the rest of our lessons. The lesson was good and she adapted to my level quickly and I think we will make great progress on my journey into learning Mandarin.
- Lauren's response : Sebastian was a great student and already had a good foundation knowledge of Chinese!
Perfect! A wonderful continuation of my Mandarin journey. I look forward to learning more with Lauren.
- Lauren's response : Chantal was a great student to teach. We have alreadly planned to have 10 lessons to keep improving her Mandarin!
Perfect! Lauren is patient and incredibly helpful!
- Lauren's response : Tamith was great to work with!!
Perfect! Lauren is the best tutor ever. She is always there to help. She explains all the basics you need to know and is so patient. Thank you Lauren! 10/10
- Lauren's response : Laureka is a great, dedicated student! :D
Perfect! She focuses on collaboration and she takes her time with difficult concepts which makes it easier to learn and she’s patient she creates a very strong communication
- Lauren's response : Great!
Perfect! Great first lesson!
- Lauren's response : Great First Lesson with Sean! He's a quick learner! Thanks for joining, Sean! :)
Perfect! Lauren is an incredible Mandarin tutor. She is patient and knowledgable, and will give you additional resources to help you practice in between lessons. I highly recommend you book a session with Lauren.
- Lauren's response : Gidyon was great to teach! He's a quick learner and will definitely do well learning Chinese!
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Amazing Mandarin Teacher! Would highly recommend. She is always willing to help her students learn in the best way possible!
Excellent Mandarin tutor! Patient, caring and really knows her stuff! Highly recommended!
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- 5h: R1250
- 10h: R2500
Find out more about Lauren
Do you speak this language fluently because of your origins or because a teacher inspired you to learn it?
Well, currently I teach English, Italian and Mandarin Chinese. English is my mother tongue, Italian I have learnt and I use it every day for work. I've learnt and taught Mandarin Chinese for many years. I'm also a trained translator who can translate from English - Afrikaans or English - Chinese.
Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?
I think most people think of pandas or Jackie Chan when it comes to Chinese. I'm not too sure either really represent a culture as rich as the Chinese culture.
Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition or behaviour in the language that you particularly like?
I love the way the Chinese use complex idioms to express something so simple. I love the way Italian sounds and that people fall in love with the language and the culture so easily just by listening to it.
Why does speaking this language matter to you?
I've always loved languages. It's my whole world. I love experiencing new cultures and new ways of life, so the two just went hand in hand.
What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help students with the learning process?
The main difficulty with learning Chinese is pronunciation, especially for English native speakers. But I don't believe it's impossible to learn!
Share an anecdote related to your language learning or your school days.
Learning a language gives you a whole new soul. I think this has always been the case with my language learning experience. When I learn a new language it's like I get to become someone completely different and new.
How has travel or a specific experience helped you to increase your understanding and appreciation of the language?
Travel, travel, travel... I can't say it enough. It's a way to experience, to see the world, broaden your horizons and of course practice your language in a natural and exciting way.
What makes you a Superprof?
My experience, my education and my passion for language learning make me the perfect Superprof! I hope to see you soon in one of my classes!