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Student Testimonials

  • I have really enjoyed working with my teacher. She is very understanding and patient and does not make learning a new language intimidating. She provides many resources in a timely manner and always reminds students that she is accessible if you have questions which I appreciate. Her classes are enjoyable and educational.

    Alexandra W

  • My teacher is amazing. Each week I look forward to class. She makes learning fun. She gives practical examples of how to use vocabulary and grammar. She is very thorough. I look forward to each semester.

    Alonzo A

  • I am happy with my experience. I like that there is speaking and pronunciation practice in class. I like that the classes are taught in the target language because that helps with listening comprehension. The only time English is used is to explain grammar or if the student doesn't understand after multiple attempts to explain it in the target language.

    Kendra P

  • Excellent website to keep track of classes, notes, handouts, etc. Instructor is very good and prepares materials for each class. Small class size gives us a lot of opportunity to speak.

    James O

  • I love it! My teacher is excellent and makes the class that perfect blend of difficult and fun (learning!). I feel very encouraged.

    Sadia C

  • The class is very clear! I really like my classmates and my teacher. After this class, I will definitely sign up for another with (hopefully) the same teacher.

    Elizabeth J

  • Very good and patient teacher. Explains well. Expectations have been met in my class, I want to be able to speak and learn useful vocabulary. I look forward to practicing as much as possible.

    Gilles G

  • I think the class is going very well, especially since it's not in-person. The teaching style works for me personally, I need to be pushed to repeat pronunciation. I really like the vocabulary sheets for writing characters and the worksheets we have to do for homework, it is good practice.

    Andrea K

-Our usual schedule is 1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks (12 hours total)
-Interested in more than one semester? Please look at our class bundles
-Get a discount on your next semester if you refer a friend / family member
-Check course details for more information on the textbook

Private Classes for Adults

Would you like to get the best out of your experiences traveling to China? How about you’re interested in doing business in China, or developing a deeper understanding of its history and culture? How about you’re a Chinese heritage speaker, and would like to develop your skills professionally in the workplace?

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 and Kids (Tutoring)

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 pinyin pronunciation system, characters, 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.

For more general information on our Chinese classes for kids, please CONTACT US

Other Lesson Types



Level Info

Class Levels - Beginner 1, 2, 3 AND Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3

Level Descriptions (Beginner 1, 2, 3) –
The Beginner Chinese class is for students eager to learn the basics of Chinese, where they will learn basic greetings and conversational skills to shop, order food, and discuss their schedules. They will start by learning pinyin (the romanization system to spell out Chinese), and then also they will learn the characters, or hanzi. Our courses are designed for determined beginners who want to develop their language skills by reading and writing hanzi (not just Pinyin) while working on their conversational skills and being able to start forming basic sentences in Chinese.

Level Descriptions (Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3) - 

In Advanced Beginner Chinese, students will go more in depth in their everyday life skills in Chinese. The advanced beginner starts out with discussing one's home, and giving commands. The student then in the next level discusses traveling, and how to give directions. Finally the advanced beginner series ends with the theme of hobbies and experiences, where we equip students to perform all basic mandarin Chinese tasks. 

ACTFL Standards - 

All our courses relate to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines - We are aiming for students in our beginner levels to have novice mid language proficiency, working towards novice high proficiency.

HSK Equivalent - 

Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (Chinese Proficiency Test) - Level 1

Supplementary Textbooks - 

Although Hills Learning has its own curriculum, we also recommend using the Integrated Chinese series L1 P1 in our Chinese classes