Why Chinese Online Courses?
We are focused on online Chinese language teaching because we believe this gives every student the right mix of personalised teaching and easy access. We organise quality Chinese online courses for students around the world who wish to learn Chinese, aiming to give every student the best possible learning experience, the one that’s just right for them.
Chinese Online Courses is a partnership between two companies, one in The Hague, Netherlands and the other in Beijing. The idea was created by a Chinese teacher who was born in China, qualified as a teacher there and later moved to Europe. But she has never forgotten her passion for Chinese teaching. She discovered that many Westerners, both adults and children, are attracted by China's rich history and culture and want to learn Chinese, but some students have been learning for a long time without being able to communicate fluently in Chinese. Either their pronunciation is not correct, or they do not know how to correctly use Chinese vocabulary/grammar, or still use English expressions badly translated to Chinese. This situation also bothers Chinese parents who are raising their children outside China.
This doesn’t mean students are not trying hard, it’s just that they may not be able to practice easily outside their lessons in their community. Or they don’t know where to go to practice with similar levels learners and, are importantly, practice under the guidance of a teacher guide, who can spot and correct problems immediately.
Chinese Online Courses brings together a group of smart, highly qualified, experienced, enthusiastic, internationally qualified Chinese teachers to bring a real feel to learning Chinese language and culture. Not only do students have their individual lessons, but Chinese Online Courses arranges for groups of students at similar levels to join regular free group practice lessons. Guided by a teacher in these group lessons, students have a review of what they learned recently and practice speaking what they have learnt. They are encouraged to speak boldly and talk, so that students really learn to speak Chinese.
Chinese Online Courses teaching also pays attention to the traditional and modern popular Chinese culture that is appropriately interspersed in the teaching materials, so that students better understand China and the rich historical and cultural heritage of Chinese society. This is who "we" are - Chinese teachers who are willing to lead students to truly “learn, understand and apply” rather than just "learn" Chinese.
What we do
We offer a wide range of course styles for all ages and needs. We are familiar with many different Chinese textbooks that can be used to support learning, and we also have extensive experience with international students of all ages from different countries. We can help students study hard and achieve their exam goals with good grades. Not only that, but we also believe that engaging people outside China with language, culture and heritage at the individual level will help build mutual understanding and appreciation. We always put high-quality teaching in the first place. The teachers and the teaching director review student’s teaching plan together regularly to ensure that every student keep moving forward. We take feedback from students/parents from time to time to optimise teaching.
We firmly believe that the quality of teachers is the key to the quality of teaching, serious teaching attitude can win the reputation of parents and students.
As a result, all teachers have a bachelor's degree in Chinese and a certificate in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. They have a solid foundation of Chinese, fluent English communication skills, at least three years of Experience in Chinese teaching, importantly, love the Chinese teacher this position.
In addition, the number of students per teacher is limited. This ensures that teachers have sufficient time to prepare their teaching plans and have plenty of energy to deliver a good learning experience every time.