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Chinese Classes NYC - 汉语 - Learn Chinese NYC

Chinese Classes – 汉语
-1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks or 2 hours per week for 6 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

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Student Testimonials

  • 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!

    Jake C

    Chinese Group
  • I've been looking for a basic kick-start to get confidence up to learn mandarin. I now have some understanding and can try and talk with wife's family in Taiwan.

    Brian H

    Chinese Group
  • 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. That was really helpful! It was also helpful to repeat the tones during every class without learning the meaning of the words so that you really focused on the tone and not remembering the word. I think the conversations that we learned were helpful for the general beginners class and the teacher told us any other phrases that we wanted to know based on why we were learning the language. She gave me tons of extra phrases for my specific job, which was awesome!

    April S

    Chinese Group
  • Participating in two different Mandarin courses has been very beneficial. I am thankful for the patience of my teacher and students. Encouragement among us is awesome. I am very pleased with my teacher - he is very pleasant, professional and patient.

    Shakira H

    Chinese Group
  • Small class size is excellent. Teacher is knowledgeable and helpful.

    Lynda R

    Chinese Group
  • My teacher is an excellent instructor who was able to satisfy all my expectations when I enrolled in my Chinese class. She provided me with a great platform to understand and assimilate the tonal requirements of the Chinese language much, much better than books and audio recordings could do.

    Victor V

    Chinese Group
  • It was a good experience to get back into the language - basically what I was looking for. The homework is lengthy, but I am learning from it and it doesn't feel like a waste of time. I especially liked learning grammar structures during class time.

    Jennifer C

    Chinese Group
  • As a bloody beginner in Chinese it seemed overwhelming at first, but now after two weeks I am beginning to get into the groove a bit better. I actually have simple Chinese sentences in my mind while riding the subway – happy about it

    Thomas E

    Chinese Group
  • This was a very motivating and interesting course. The materials for the class covered interesting subjects you don't normally see for intermediate classes which for me was the most important. I liked the teacher very much. as well

    Justin M

    Chinese Group
  • I really love the class, it is excellent. The teacher is wonderful, and the class materials are great too (build on each other in a logical way).

    Megan H

    Chinese Group
  • Choosing to learn Mandarin Chinese as my first foreign language, I did not know what to expect. However, the teacher's awesome teaching skills made the class interesting and a pleasure to learn Mandarin. I look forward to having her continue in the next level of my learning Mandarin.

    Dawn P

    Chinese Group
  • Our instructor is patient, knowledgeable, respectful, accommodating and sensitive to our needs. This combination of qualities makes her an excellent teacher. I have had several Chinese Language instructors over the years and she is exception

    Rafael Q

    Chinese Group
  • The class involves a lot of interaction between the students and this practice has helped me considerably with putting what i have learned into practice.

    Barbara W

    Chinese Group
  • The teacher puts a lot thought into her course materials. Her visual aids make it much easier to grasp the point. She is an excellent teacher.

    Rebecca M

    Chinese Group
  • My current class is Pre-Intermediate Mandarin. I enjoy the fact that my current Mandarin session focuses on sentence structure which is very important.

    Judy L

    Chinese Group
  • I love my teacher! She is very patient and I find the class very enjoyable.

    Amanda D

    Chinese Group
  • Beginner Chinese course at their Grand Central location was wonderful. The native-speaker teacher guided our (small) class so as to keep from getting off-track too often. She also included cultural notes and was very accessible outside of class via e-mail. There was light homework, since the class was only twice a week there was plenty of time to complete it, and the only penalty for not completing it was your own detriment. She spent a lot of time on pronunciation, going around the room to give each person a chance to pronounce the words out loud, which was very helpful!!

    Z E

    Chinese Group
  • I have been studying Mandarin Chinese with Hills learning for a year now. During that time, learning has been slow and steady. I'd say we completed about a college semester's worth of Chinese language in that time, which is a perfectly reasonable amount of progress given the limited time investment of just one 90 minute class each week (plus homework). Class sizes are small, which helps the teachers really focus on each student's individual needs. Speaking of the teachers, they all seem to be native speakers, which is really important for a language like Chinese, where the pronunciation can be challenging for non-native speakers.

    Andrew G

    Chinese Group
  • I took one-on-one Mandarin classes and I really enjoyed working with her as well as with the Hills Learning staff. The classes were tailored to my specific needs and learned a lot in quite a short time. Dealing with the Hills Learning staff was always swift and highly professional. It was a great experience working with the Hill's Learning team and I can only recommend their language classes!

    Christine S

    Chinese Group
  • " '20 Expressions' " that you absolutely have to have to travel in China" is a perfect first language experience to inspire you to want to (a) visit China; and (b) be unafraid to speak a few basic words of Chinese once you are there. I highly recommend the class for business people and students who might want to study Chinese, but are afraid that the sound system might be too difficult. Chinese is certainly different than the languages Americans study in school, but that difference need not be a barrier. I suspect that were Hills to package this course and market it as the title suggests it would chase more people to your programs -- largely because it's a confidence builder!

    Lynda R

    Chinese Private
  • 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. That was really helpful! It was also helpful to repeat the tones during every class without learning the meaning of the words so that you really focused on the tone and not rememebering the word. I think the conversations that we learned were helpful for the general beginners class and the instructor told us any other phrases that we wanted to know based on why we were learning the language. She gave me tons of extra phrases for my specific job, which was awesome!

    Gena

    Chinese Private
  • I didn't know how to learn Chinese first, but she taught us our weak point and told us how to make it! So she considered about us a lot and could enjoy in the class a lot. I could have more confidence than before. Thank you for everything!!

    Yumi

    Chinese Group
  • So far, I have been very pleased with the Chinese course. I enjoy the small class size.

    Anonymous

    Chinese Group
  • I will definitely register for next semester and I am happy the class is on Saturday and that he is going to teach it. He is a very talented teacher.

    Sanda P

    Chinese Group

# Students Per Class – Max 7, Minimum 3
Textbook – Please click on course for info
Location – Next to Grand Central on 42nd St

Private Classes 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 and Kids (Tutoring)

Are you interested in having your child learn about the Chinese language and culture? Maybe your child wants to eventually travel to China or study abroad?

Hills Learning offers a unique opportunity for kids 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.

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