If you learned Rosetta Stone Mandarin CDs Program, you will recognize my Voice. I worked with Rosetta Stone voice talent projects in 2007, 2010 and 2011.
My name is Dennis and I am originally from Beijing. I am currently living in San Francisco and have been tutoring students to speak Chinese for the past 8 years. I have introduced more than 400 students to the art of speaking conversational and formal Mandarin and would like to help you do the same.
Beginners: The book "New Practical Chinese Reader" is a great introduction to learning Chinese. This book is published by the Beijing Language Institute. You will learn pinyin as well as be able to recognize Chinese characters. Some of the things that you will learn are introductions, greetings, tell time, and learn destinations. This is the first of a series of 6 books that will help you on your way to learn Chinese.
Business conversation: Students who have studied Chinese for at least 1-2 years and want to use their language skills for business conversation. This class will help them learn language etiquette as they become fluent in order to prepare for their dealings in China. This class is custom designed based on their needs as I have various requests: reference for translation work, negotiation tactics, import/export trade, and how to solve cultural differences with their Chinese business partners.
Daily conversation: The goal of this course is to achieve proficiency in Mandarin in order to communicate with speakers of Chinese in daily conversation about common topics and to read short passages. The content of conversation varies a lot, including everyday greetings, self-introduction, shopping, entertainment, traveling, talking about weather, sports and more.
"Intermediate Chinese: A grammar and workbook," "Chinese Proficiency Test" (HSK) "Chinese for Economics and Trade" "Business Chinese" SAT-II Chinese Subject Test (1997 Revised Edition)
Classes range from 60 minutes to two hours depending on student preference. Cost is $50 per 60 minutes for private instruction (group is 40% off!). You will be enjoying fun Chinese classes in a graceful mandarin environment place. My students come from diverse backgrounds. I tutor high school students as well as graduate students from Harvard and Stanford University. My services have also been used by employees from Google, UCSF, IBM, and the FBI. As I have experience in working with all types of ages and individuals from different backgrounds I am sure to be able to develop a lesson plan that will introduce you to the joys of learning a new language.