Open to all online and incoming tutors!

Free online Chinese classes

All tutors in our online Star Mentor program or incoming Homestay Tutors are welcome to join our free online Chinese classes every fortnight. These live classes are designed to be fun, introducing interesting aspects of Chinese culture, while also teaching you some useful language skills! Note that they are run by the Lopair team rather than professional teachers, so are more of a fun introduction rather than formal learning.

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"The Chinese language and culture activities are really interesting and provide a valuable insight into life in China." - Alex

Introductions

LEvel: Beginner

This quick review session covers the content from our first class (sadly not recorded!) on basic introductions as well as discussing some important features of Chinese including characters, tones and pinyin.

Vocabulary

Phrases

Numbers

LEvel: Beginner

Our Chinese class this week focused on numbers, including how to count 1 to 9, combining digits together to count up to 99,999 and applying this understanding to real life situations.

Vocabulary

Examples

Names

LEvel: Beginner

This Chinese language and culture class explains the differences between western and Chinese names as well as how to create your own Chinese name.

Vocabulary

Phrases

Time

LEvel: Beginner

This Chinese class introduces some important words relating to time and teaches you how to arrange a time to meet with a friend.

Vocabulary

Phrases

Measure Words

LEvel: Beginner

This Chinese class introduces the top ten measure words in Chinese and how to use them in sentences.

Vocabulary

Using in a phrase - "qualifier/ quantity + measure word + object"

Chinese Food

Level: Beginner

This lesson introduces some delicious Chinese traditional foods, particularly focusing on some specialities from Hangzhou. You will also learn how to order food in a restaurant!

Vocabulary

Phrases

Travel to Beijing

Level: Beginner

This language and culture class shares some of the most popular sights and activities in Beijing, as well as teaching some useful phrases to discuss your trip to Beijing.

Vocabulary

Phrases

Qipao dress

Level: Intermediate

This language and culture class introduces the traditional qipao dress, including important stylistic features.

Vocabulary

Phrases

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Level: Intermediate

This language and culture class introduces traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including background theories, diagnosis methods and different therapies. 

Vocabulary

Kung Fu

Level: Intermediate

This class introduces the culture and language of Kung Fu, including a summary of the intensive training regime, famous Chinese martial artists and different Kung Fu styles.

Vocabulary

Digital Life in China

Level: Intermediate

This language and culture class by guest speaker Windham discusses the influence of digital technologies on daily life, including unusual digital innovations in China and useful Chinese words in four key daily life categories.

Vocabulary