Chinese Classes NYC – 汉语

Thank you for coming to our website and expressing an interest in our Chinese program. We have a variety of classes to help students of all ages learn Chinese effectively.

Group Classes

Class Schedules – April and June

Summer Daytime Intensive

Private Classes




For more details on the Chinese program, please visit:

Curriculum                      – Student Testimonials

Chinese classes can also be taken in the below format:

For Credit                         – For Business                    – Online


Private Classes for Adults

CONTACT US About Private Lessons for Adults

Chinese is without a doubt the “buzz language” of the 21st century. Schools are scrambling to offer it, businessmen are trying to learn it, and China politically is becoming an ignorable face on the world stage. Whether your reasons to learn Chinese are professional or personal, private lessons are a great option to develop your communication skills in Chinese.

Hills Learning’s curriculum for Chinese comprises both language and cultural instruction. For each class, we follow our SWIRL methodology, developing at least three of the five language skills per class. Our main goal for Chinese private lessons is to develop conversational skills, but we also specialize in test prep (HSK and others), cultural etiquette, business, or just general language acquisition.

Within this basic framework, Hills Learning’s staff develops curriculum and assessments based on student needs and goals. Private lessons are a unique opportunity for students to learn Chinese at their own pace.

Private Classes for Teens (Chinese Tutoring)

CONTACT US About Chinese Lessons for Teens

Are you (or your young teen) interested in learning about the Chinese language and culture?  Maybe your teen wants to eventually travel to China or study abroad?

Hills Learning offers a unique opportunity for teens learning Chinese in private lessons. We can not only teach them the basics of the alphabets, reading, writing, and conversation, but it’s also possible that the classes your teen is taking with us can be transferred to their respective high school or college for credit. Please see For Credit for further information.

Student Testimonials

At Hills Learning we offer classes for a variety of students that take Chinese with us. Our students are usually serious about learning Chinese, but also like to enjoy themselves in class and are interested in the culture as well as the language.

Please read more about what our students are saying:

April S (Group Class Student) – “The teacher was great! I’ve studied many languages in many different formats and I really think that this was the quickest I’ve picked up an understanding of the language. If we weren’t pronouncing something correctly, she would have us repeat it until it was correct and was very patient in doing so. She was also able to explain why we were having problems pronouncing such as where our tongue and teeth were placed.”

Herston P (Private Class Student) – “This is my first experience in attempting to learn Chinese.  I have been quite surprised by how much progress I have made and look forward to learning more.  The lessons are challenging and surprisingly fun.  My instructor is very pleasant and a skilled teacher.  She has adapted the lessons to ensure I see more progress in my desired areas.”

Jake C (Group Student) – “My teacher is an awwwwwweesome teacher! Energetic, encouraging, engaging and prepared. One of the things that attests to her skill as a teacher is her ease of balancing students of different skills and encouraging the student to talk around words they can’t recall. I’m very fortunate to have her!”


Our Chinese curriculum is designed to develop the speaking and listening components of the language. Our philosophy is target language only, meaning our students communicate in Chinese and practice using the language in the classroom.

Our main textbook series that we reference is the Integrated Chinese series. The textbooks include audio cds for listening practice and drills. Hills Learning also adds to our Chinese curriculum authentic materials and other resources for students. We also have our own unique assessments that check in on student progress and help our students by providing individual feedback on strengths and weaknesses.

Here is more detail about our 40 levels of Chinese classes: – curriculum details