We provide 7 different ways to facilitate you to learn
Mandarin Chinese at your preference

A variety of circumstances such as the distance, work schedule, parking or unexpected arrangement may pose a challenge for your plan to take or continue to take Mandarin Chinese classes at our center. We take your concerns into our full consideration. 
Chicago Mandarin Chinese Center is committed to providing you with different solutions of learning Mandarin Chinese at your convenience! 
We provide the 7 different learning solutions to address your distance issues, irregular schedule and other challenges:
  • Onsite Learning (All the classes are taught at our downtown building)
  • e-Learning (You take all the classes at your own pace with all the e-Learning packages we provide)
  • Onsite learning + e-Learning (Part of the classes are taught onsite and you take the rest via e-Learning)
  • Live Online Learning (All the classes are taught live online through Zoom teaching platform)
  • Onsite Learning + Live Online Learning (Part of the classes are taught in classroom & the rest via live online)
  • Live Online Learning + e-Learning (Part of the classes are taught live online & you take the rest by e-Learning)
  • Onsite Learning + Live Online Learning + e-Learning (Combination of all learning modes)
If you would like to know more about each of the above solutions, please Contact Us today.

Onsite Learning

Most Beginner Level Learners prefer to start their initial learning process in an in-person group setting at a physical environment. By doing so, they believe that they can have a good chance to interact with the teacher directly.
 
We fully understand your preferences. Our onsite learning programs have benefited thousands of learners since 2004.
 
Our onsite learning solution provides you a face-to-face learning experience at our building located in downtown Chicago. You may also have such learning experience at your own facility. Our onsite learning could either be conducted in a group setting or on a one-on-one private tutoring basis. 
 
Our onsite learning courses are available for adults learners, teenagers and young children & youth. 

E-Learning

Our well-designed e-Learning videos are widely recognized as a powerful and effective learning tool which helps our clients in reviewing, exercising and solidifying what they learn from and after their classroom studies.  It is also helps the learners to make up their missed out classroom sessions due to their schedule change. 
 
The schools which use E-learning technologies are undoubtedly a step ahead of those which still have the traditional approach towards learning. Chicago Mandarin Chinese Center is one of the earliest schools introducing and integrating  e-learning in its teaching programs.

Live Online Learning

Taught by Book Author: Our Live Online classes are taught by prominent Chinese language teachers, book authors and/or expert-level linguists with multiple years of teaching experience.

Teaching Platform: We use Zoom as our Live Online Learning platform. Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.

Features: Our live classes are taught in real-time so our learning members can get personalized feedback from their teachers and interact with other learning members.

Learning Tools: Various learning tools available to support our learning members’ study include text books, e-Learning videos, audio recordings, flashcards, and e-Dictionary, Chinese characters writing tool, exercise sheets, etc. 

Live Online Learning + e-Learning.

An Ideal Learning Approach for Remote Learners

Features of our Live Online Learning Solution Our live classes are taught in real-time so our learning members can get personalized feedback from their teachers and interact with other learning members.

Our Live Online Learning combined with e-Learning has known as an effective learning approach that is customizable to any remote learner’s learning needs.

Teach by experienced Mandarin Chinese Linguist or Book Author
Our Live Online classes are taught by prominent Chinese language teahers, book authors and/or expert-level linguists with multiple years of teaching experience.
 
Teaching Platform we use
We use Zoom as our Live Online Learning platform. Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.
 
Who should attend?
  • Remote learners who live anywhere outside the Chicagoland area
  • Remote business professionals who travel frequently
  • Remote learners who have irregular work schedule
  • Remote school teachers and/or students with relatively fixed daily schedule
  • Previous remote learning members who wish to take a refresher course 
Teaching Platform W Use
 
We use Zoom as our Live Online Learning platform. Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.
 
What is e-Learning?

Based on the definition by the Economic Times, e-Learning is a learning system based on formalized teaching but with the help of electronic resources.

With the rapid progress in technology and the advancement in learning systems, it is now embraced by the masses. The introduction of computers was the basis of this revolution and with the passage of time, as we get hooked to smartphones, tablets, etc, these devices now have an importance place in the classrooms for learning.

 

Onsite Learning + Live Online Learning A combined in-person and real-time learning experience

A combined Learning Approach
 
Our combined onsite learning and Live Online Learning solution is a proven learning approach for learners, especially beginner level learners, from Chicagoland area.
How it works?
 
  • Each week, registered learners take one onsite lesson at Chicago Mandarin Chinese Center;
  • Right after the classroom lesson, they receive an e-Learning summary video for that onsite lesson.
  • Learners review that lesson their own electronic devices before the next classroom lesson 
  • At the end of all the classroom lessons, learners receive more e-Learning lessons which their textbook does not cover. 
  • By reviewing all the summary videos and the e-Learning lessons, they are able to finish the existing program and move forward to take the next-level program.

Our Live Online Learning

Our live classes are taught in real-time so our learning members can get personalized feedback from their teachers and interact with other learning members.

Various learning tools we provide:

Various learning tools available to support our learning members’ study include text books, e-Learning videos, audio recordings, flashcards, and e-Dictionary, Chinese characters writing tool, exercise sheets, etc. 

Teaching platform we are using:

We use Zoom as our Live Online Learning platform. Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.

Strongly recommend to learners who have irregular work schedule or inconvenient transportation

 

An integrated learning approach addressing all the challenges you may face in learning 

Onsite Learning
 
Our onsite learning solution provides you a face-to-face learning experience at our building located in downtown Chicago. You may also have such learning experience at your own facility. Our onsite learning could either be conducted in a group setting or on a one-on-one private tutoring basis. 
Live Online Learning
 
Our live classes are taught in real-time so our learning members can get personalized feedback from their teachers and interact with other learning memers.
 
​We use industry-leading Zoom as our Live Online Learning platform. 
E-Learning
 
Our well-designed e-Learning videos are widely recognized as a powerful and effective learning tool which helps our clients in reviewing, exercising and solidifying what they learn from and after their classroom studies.  It is also helps the learners to make up their missed out classroom sessions due to their schedule change. 
–Our Onsite Classes offer you an inspiring, motivating and amusing learning experience 
 
–Our Live Online Classes offer you a high flexibility in schedule and save your time on transportation
 

–Our e-Learning Classes solidify your knowledge and constantly strengthen your skills

Group Class
 
Suitable for Learners at all different levels, professions and ages

Size of Classes

  • Usually involves 10-12 participants with same or similar level
  • A class of 3 or more than 3 participants are considered a group class
  • Classes can be taught onsite and/or Live Online through Zoom Platform.
  • Suitable for adults, teenagers, youth and young children.

Time of Classes

  • Classes can be arrnaged any day/time in a week.
  • For local learners, classes are usually taught in a particualr weekday evenings (6:00pm-7:30pm) or weekends (Saturdays or Sundays) any time durimg the day. 
  • Online group classes can be taught any day and any time in a week. 

Focus of Classes

  • Focus of the classes can be different depending on learners’ situations and preferences.
  • Speaking, reading and listening comprehension are usually the main focus of our different programs but writing could be added depending on learners’ interest and preferences. 

Benefits of attending a group class

Most Beginner Level Learners prefer to start their initial learning process in an in-person group setting at a physical environment. By doing so, they believe that they can have a good chance to interact with the teacher directly. 

We fully understand your preferences. Our onsite learning programs have benefited thousands of learners since 2004.

Our onsite learning solution provides you a face-to-face learning experience at our building located in downtown Chicago. You may also have such learning experience at your own facility. Our onsite learning could either be conducted in a group setting or on a one-on-one private tutoring basis. 

Motivation:
It’s inspiring and motivating to be surrounded by dedicated, like-minded individuals.  Our past work experience proves that learners engaged in group work, or cooperative learning, show increased individual achievement compared to learners who work alone, especially for beginner level learners.
 
Interaction:
Participants are involved in a highly interactive learning environment. Questions are answered instantly and exercises are done jointly and class attendees can act as learning partners with others.
 
Networking:  
Attending group classes offers you a chance to meet new people who you may have plenty in common with and it is a good way to flex your social skills. 
 
You can meet up with other members before and after the class, creating lasting relationships.
 
Group work obviously enhances your communication and other professional development skills.
 
 
“Chicago Mandarin Chinese Center is an exceptional place to go for students of all levels.  I took lesson there for about a year after college and dramatically increased my skills.  The teachers are both talented and patient.  The two instructors I had were both flexible to work at a speed that matched my skill level as it evolved but were professional enough to challenge me along the way.  This program has given me both the skills and confidence to come to China and utilize my hard work as I travel the country.  I would recommend this school to anyone looking to expand their Mandarin proficiency”.

Mark C., Western Springs, IL​
 
​”I just arrived home after the first beginning Mandarin I class, and I felt very encouraged and positive. I have to admit that as a person who speaks a couple of languages, Mandarin was (categorically) a very intimidating language. Somehow you made so much sense of it, and I thoroughly enjoyed the class. I was speaking to a few of my classmates as we departed, and they were excited and positive as well. Thanks for making the subject of Mandarin fun, fresh, and interesting!”

— Neka B., Chicago