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Highly Experienced Tutor for Chinese Mandarin/Primary & Secondary Maths/11+ Test in Birmingham Area

I am a native Chinese, speaking fluent standard Mandarin and English, and graduated from The University of Birmingham after obtaining a PhD degree. I have extensive experience in teaching Chinese language and culture to pupils from different countries with diverse linguistic background.

1st lesson offered free !

Chinese Tutor, a Native Chinese speaker, grew up in Canada, guarantee effect!

Practice makes perfect, if you are in the city i could meet up in the coffee shop to teach directly, if not i can deliver my lessons online. The intention is always key, i am just helping you to give you a force to open it. Once we discovered your interest in the language, i am sure everything will become easier.

Zi xin
1st lesson offered free !

I am a trainee solicitor offering basic/advanced Mandarin classes in Birmingham :)

I base my classes on the individual student’s needs and pace. My teaching materials and content are all flexible, and are tailored to meet each student’s needs.

Central Birmingham

Sheng-Che - Central Birmingham - Chinese

I am a enthusiastic and experienced Music and Mandarin Chinese teacher. I currently work as a freelance flautist and teacher around Birmingham. My website: (concealed information) - Which subject(s) do you teach? I am a Flute teacher and also teach the piano, and like to integrate aural and music theory as separate lessons or into each instrumental lesson.

1st lesson offered free !

Chinese girl with master PR degree teaching Mandarin through Skype, she is nice and experienced

I am a 27 years old Chinese girl, I ever study and work in Leeds, UK for 3 years since 2013. And do my Mandarin tutorial since then both online (through Skype) and face-to-face. So far, I have helped 3 boys and 1 adults in learning Mandarin through UK TUTOR (face-to-face), and 2 children through friends recommendation (in Skype).

1st lesson offered free !

Undergraduated student gives chinese private lessons for any level in Birmingham city

Hello, im a chinese student born in Spain currently here for a exchange year. I offer private classes of Chinese and Spanish at any level and the method would be followed depending on your preferences and necessities .

1st lesson offered free !

Part-Time Chinese Mandarin and Maths Teacher for Any Interested Students at A-level or Below

I am a native Chinese Speaker so I can assure you everything I teach will be authentic and ranging from child-level to work-efficiency. I also have strong mathematics background and able to help you with any difficulty that you may find struggling in mathematics. I am mostly available after 6 pm on week days and all days on weekends.

1st lesson offered free !

Raise Your Brain to Speak Chinese - FAST:And:FUN! Guaranteed! You Have a Blast! Let's Go...

I have eleven years developing hyper-fast Language Learning tools! I promise that you will be happy with the tool I teach for you to learn Chinese fast! I'm good at bringing new ideas onto a Internet screen.

1st lesson offered free !

International Business student offering Chinese and maths lessson at home in birmingham

Before I start my teaching, I used to know about the student's sittuation and concerntrate on individual to make a teaching plan. Usually, I prefer to give the lesson to students and then practise as soon as possible.It is a great way to them to grasp the key in lessons.

1st lesson offered free !

AF student in University of Birmingham gives Chinese and Meth lessons in Birmingham

I will make conversations with students and put things I want to teach into games so that they can acquire everything with fun. When it comes to math, I can teach students the highly operable skills which we learned from China and help them to apply into their own tasks.

1st lesson offered free !

Native Chinese speaker offering online mandarin lessons (oral and written) in Birmingham

I did not have so much teaching experience but I do have patience and passion about teaching my language to you. For the style of teaching, I would love to hear your questions about Chinese before every class and during my class, I tend to have more communication part with you. The teaching style is depended on your basis, preference and purpose.

1st lesson offered free !

Online Chinese tutor for all levels given by a Chinese. Surprise! 期待你的加入哦:)

I'm a Chinese student studying Economics in the U.K., happy to tutor students all all levels who want to learn Chinese, allegedly one of the most difficult languages in the world, but really fun as its interrelated with a mysterious culture of the Far East, which is quite different from the western world.

1st lesson offered free !

Native speaker to teach you how to speak/write Chinese and introduce you about Chinese culture in Birmingham

My teaching methods will be depended on your level. I will teach Bopomofo first for level one because Bopomofo play an important role in Chinese.

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1st lesson offered free !

A professional teacher/tutor with many years experience gives Chinese Mandarin, Maths and 11+ preparation lessons in Birmingham

I am a native Chinese speaking fluent standard Mandarin and English and obtained a PhD degree from University of Birmingham in 2004 & a postgraduate degree in Computing from Birmingham City University in 2001.

1st lesson offered free !

Native Chinese speaker offering mandarin lessons in Vocabulary, Writing and Listening in Birmingham

I am a native Chinese, speaking fluent standard Mandarin and understand Chinese culture. In high school, I got A* at A-level Chinese First language. I can teach all students who are interested in Chinese or need to prepare exam for A-level or others.

1st lesson offered free !

Chinese MSc student offering Mandarin lessons (speaking, writing etc. ) in Birmingham. Make it an easy language to learn!

Teaching students in accordance of their aptitude is what I always believe in. Some students would like learn business Chinese, some students prefer to learn daily Chinese. Tell me what do you want to learn, I'll provide you the most appropraite way to learn Chinese.

1st lesson offered free !

Law student offering up to GCE 'O' Levels Chinese lessons in Birmingham

For students looking for academic support, I tutor according to the GCE 'O' Levels examination curriculum (comprehensive writing and oral examination) with past year papers (10 year series) and practice materials from Singapore. For students without Chinese background, I propose to teach the language by breaking the curriculum down into progressive stages: 1.

1st lesson offered free !

A current Education degree student in University of Birmingham offering Mandarin Chinese lessons as a native speaker

My teaching will be vivid and fun. When people learn Chinese the language, they also know more about Chinese culture. My potential students could be anyone who is interested in learning Mandarin Chinese and wants to improve their oral or written expression skills. Depending on the students' levels, the lessons will be set out differently.

1st lesson offered free !

Online Mandarin tutoring by Oxford University graduate, more than three years experience

I can teach weekly lessons for those who are wanting to work towards a qualification or just those who want to learn a new language. I have just graduated from Oxford University where I learnt Mandarin from scratch so I can empathise with students.

1st lesson offered free !

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Master student gives Chinese Mandarin lessons in Birmingham all levels culture

If you are mandarin beginners, let's start from the words you are most interested in rather than alphabet. And then we try to make them a sentence. Finishing a sentence could boost your confidence in learning Chinese and inspire more interest. As for the content of learning, I would like it to be more customized and will be mainly based on your goals.

1st lesson offered free !

Chinese students offering idiomatic and standard Chinese expressions at University of Birmingham

I believe interest is the key to learning a language. So I tend to make the process of learning to be happy and relaxed. My method is personalized teaching. My teaching is based on different students. If you want the lessons to be easy and happy, I could make teaching content about films, music or anything interesting.

1st lesson offered free !

Mandarin native speaker offering oral and written expression and calligraphy practice in Birmingham

I am a native mandarin speaker studying MA Education in University of Birmingham. I can give oral and written lessons/one-to-one practice for all levels. I will adopt an individualized, fun, relaxing and interactive way to design and deliver the lesson.

1st lesson offered free !

Chinese student doing master degree in Birmingham gives Chinese and maths lessons to anyone kind of students in Birmingham

I am a Chinese doing my master degree in university of Birmingham. I give Chinese lessons to all kinds students. I also give maths to students up to high school. In my Chinese I often begin by introducing a funny story in China. In maths I simply gives students the outline of the courses and discuss each detail in the class later I will help students with the problem sheet I give it to them.

1st lesson offered free !

Native Bilingual Chinese Speaker Offering Mandarin lessons, with previous teaching experience in Birmingham and Liverpool

My teaching method is progressive. I believe a strong foundation in the basic principles underpinning language is essential, particularly grammar and pronunciation.

1st lesson offered free !

Post-graduate 3 year University experience in Chinese Tutor, fun and engaging in Birmingham

Hello, I am a passionate, enthusiastic language tutor with strong communication skills with a high level of commitment and experience. Having experienced this myself, I have come to know that languages are best learned outside of the classroom instead from interacting with Natives and practicing daily.

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Taking Chinese lessons in Birmingham

According to a Chinese proverb, “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”

That said, learning a language isn't always the easiest thing to do.  Beginners have to familiarise themselves with different ways to pronounce words, new grammatical structures, and lots of vocabulary. Language and culture, are you interested in Chinese or would you just like to learn the language? Are you getting ready for a trip to China or Taiwan?

It would be a good idea to start learning Chinese from somebody who speaks it natively, such as a private tutor.

Once you're outside of the big cities, very few people will know how to speak English so you'll need to learn how to speak Chinese in order to communicate with the locals. Around 1.3 billion people in the world who speak a Chinese language and 850 million of them speak Mandarin Chinese.  After the English language, it's the most useful language in the world. With this in mind, learning to speak Chinese is a huge advantage especially in terms of your professional development as a way to open the doors to the Chinese market and give you a better understanding of Chinese culture. The Chinese writing system is over three and a half thousand years old and is used in a number of different Chinese languages.

When we talk about Chinese, we usually are referring to the Mandarin Chinese, the largest member of the Chinese languages.

Whether you want to learn to speak Chinese, understand the Pinyin romanisation system, master writing Chinese characters or calligraphy, or improve your listening and speaking skills in Chinese, Superprof's got information for those of you living in and around Birmingham.

More information about the Chinese languages

While we often talk about Chinese as if it's a single language, there are actually several Chinese languages.  Here are the seven most common:

  1. Mandarin Chinese, which is spoken by 850 million people.
  2. Wu, which is spoken by 77 million people in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zheijiang.
  3. Cantonese, which is spoken by 71 million people in the Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, Hong Kong, Macao, Southeast Asia, and by Chinese immigrant communities around the world.
  4. Gan, which is spoken by 31 million people in the Jiangxi province.
  5. Hakka, spoken by 34 million people in Taiwan, Guangdong, and Fujian.
  6. Min, which is spoken by 60 million people.
  7. Xiang, which is spoken in the Hunan province by 36 million people.

Usually, when you get Chinese lessons, you'll be taught Mandarin Chinese.

For Chinese speakers, there are two main types of Chinese: Simplified Chinese, which is used in China and Singapore, and Traditional Chinese, which is used in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

Similarly, you have to learn to differentiate between the written language and the spoken language, like with the different dialects of Arabic and the written language as appears in official capacities.

The written language (文, wén) is different from the Han language, spoken by the Han people.

Finally, the Pinyin  Romanisation System was adopted in 1979 by the Chinese government to help people learning Chinese languages.

Pinyin is usually used for the phonetic transcription of Chinese words to help people pronounce them and to explain the Chinese grammatical rules.

The Pinyin writing system can make learning Chinese much easier for westerners, but it won't help them learn Chinese characters.

This is why some teachers prefer not to use it as it leads to their students picking up bad habits when it comes to reading and writing in Chinese. Many Chinese languages, Mandarin Chinese included, are tonal languages that are written using many different characters.  The Chinese dictionary can include up to 50,000 Chinese characters. In Chinese, each character represents a syllable. Chinese Works can include one or two syllables, with each syllable having its own unique meaning.

For example, to say hello in Chinese (你好), you'd write “nĭ hăo” in Hanyu Pinyin. Pronunciation is one of the most difficult aspects of Chinese as each syllable can be pronounced using one of five different tones, giving it up to five different meanings.

The word "ma" can mean completely different things depending on the way you pronounce it: Mother, hemp, horse, curse, or, when using the neutral tone, can transform the sentence into a question.

Chinese is the language with the most speakers worldwide. It would, therefore, seem quite logical that learning Chinese would help you speak with those living in Beijing or in Nanjing, and better understand Chinese culture. There are many words in Chinese that can help you to understand Chinese culture, ancestral sensibilities and values, and aspects of Confucianism.

Mandarin Chinese: an international language

China is growing as an economic power and starting to dominate international business.

Learning how to speak mandarin could help you open doors in the world of business, work your way up the career ladder in a multinational firm, or broker business deals between British businesses and Chinese businesses.

There are so many different career paths for those with language skills: international business, translation, interpreting, etc.

As a westerner, being able to speak Mandarin Chinese will look really good on your CV.  In addition to Chinese lessons, you might want to consider a passing the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) tests to prove your level in the language.

Linguistic and cultural immersion in the Chinese language will also help improve your language skills, your understanding of the foreign culture, and your career prospects.  It might be time to start thinking about a different career!

As a beginner, you can always learn from native Chinese are Taiwanese private tutors, travel to China or spend time in Taiwan, for example.

Taking Chinese Lessons with Superprof

Whether in a one and one tutorial or a small group, our tutorials will help you to learn and get better at the Chinese language.

As a beginner, you'll focus on the basics such as the Chinese writing system, characters, tones and phonemes, learning to read simple Chinese texts, and everyday phrases and expressions.

If you want to learn more about the Chinese civilisation, for example, our tutors can teach you more about the history of China, the Han people, and previous Chinese dynasties, etc.

Private language tutorials are useful for teaching learners how to speak, read, and write in their new foreign language. No matter where you are in Birmingham and the surrounding area, private tutors are happy to tailor their courses to you and your objectives.

Whether you're looking to just start with a new language, get conversation classes, need help getting into Uni, pass the HSK, learn a new skill, our tutorials are for everyone. You'll need to work for your visual and auditory memory in order to help you remember all the different Chinese characters and how to put together a few simple words.

For example, with just a few different characters, you can write the names of different towns in China and Taiwan: 

  • 台北: tai + bei (Taipei) means the city in the north
  • 台中: tai + zhong (Taichung) is the city in the middle
  • 台南: tai + nan (Tainan), the city in the south
  • 北京: bei + jing (Beijing), the capital of the north
  • 南京: nan + jing (Nanjing, ou Nankin), the capital of the south

Chinese isn't inherently more difficult than learning Russian or Arabic, for example.  You just need willpower and perseverance, just like any other foreign language.

Your hardest decision will be choosing the right teacher in Birmingham.

How Do You Choose the Right Private Chinese Tutor?

There are plenty of Chinese tutors on Superprof offering their services to students in and around Birmingham.  If you're still wondering how you can learn to speak Chinese, look no further. With your own private tutor, you can learn everything you want to know about Chinese from A to Z including vocabulary, culture, phonetics, listening skills, speaking, etc.  You can find experienced and qualified tutors as well as tutors to speak Chinese natively.

When choosing a private tutor, rates are important. In Birmingham, the average price for an hour of Chinese tuition is £35. The prices tend to range between £12 an hour and £50 an hour. In addition to the hourly rate, there are several other criteria you should consider when choosing your private tutor:

  • Their teaching experience: are they native speaker, bilingual, or not? It's recommended that they have at least three years of experience, though this isn't essential. 
  • Their teaching qualifications
  • Exactly where they teach and whether or not they're willing to travel to you.
  • The content of their Chinese tutorials: Chinese writing exercises, grammar, pronouns, verbs, prepositions, etc.
  • The students' objectives: an absolute beginner should expect to pay less than someone who's looking for an advanced intensive course or preparing for an official Chinese exam.

In any case, there are lots of tutors on the platform who offer the first hour of tuition for free.  This is a great way to see if you get along, test your level, and discuss your expectations and needs.