About Us

Certified & Professional Chinese Teachers are Committed to Your Success

 

Ellen Guo

Ellen Guo

Ellen is the founder of MandarinCore. With a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature from Zhejiang University and a Master’s degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language from Shanghai International Studies University, Ellen Guo has been a professional teacher for more than ten years. Ellen was a university lecturer for six years, and has been an online Chinese teacher for the past four years. Her philosophy is that the objective of learning Chinese is to systematically master it as a tool to use in real life. She prefers interactive instruction and encourages students to speak Chinese confidently and naturally. Ellen loves jogging, reading and watching movies.

Grace Wu

Grace Wu

With a Master’s degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language from Hunan University, Grace Wu has been a professional teacher for more than seven years. Grace has experience teaching at a university level, and a wealth of experience teaching students from many backgrounds and with varied language abilities. She knows how to create a lesson environment that helps students succeed, she emphasizes the logic of linguistic structure with personalized instruction methods that helps students quickly build confidence. Grace loves reading and traveling.

Lily Zhang

Lily Zhang

With a Bachelor’s degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language from East China Normal University, Lily has been a professional teacher for more than six years. Lily likes to use humorous undertones in a way that boosts her students’ confidence. She is good at creating an active and relaxed atmosphere where students are encouraged to meet, and overcome their challenges. Lily loves cooking and music.

Anne Liu

Anne Liu

With a Bachelor’s degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language from Shanghai Normal University, Anne has been a professional teacher for more than six years. With experience in teaching all levels, ranging from beginner to advanced, Anne also teaches a wide variety of people that range from international students and lawyers to doctors, ambassadors and many more. She always brings her enthusiasm for teaching to her classes and we’re sure you will learn Chinese happily and effectively with her. Anne loves sports and traveling.

 

Why Choose Us

 

We know that you have a number of choices when it comes to learning Chinese, but here at MandarinCore we like to think that we do things a little differently. We’ve created a system that not only focuses on learning the core of Chinese to help you build a solid foundation, but also one that enables you to fit lessons in around your busy day. We’ve banished the inconvenience that often comes with learning another language and our online Chinese classes can be taken at a time that’s always convenient for you. That’s right – there’s no more having to trek to class after a hard day at work or school and there’s no more having to reschedule plans. At MandarinCore you’ll be learning real Chinese that’s relevant to your life when it’s convenient for your life!

Focus on the Core of Mandarin Chinese

In all of our online courses, from the Newbie to the Advanced level, we focus on the core of Mandarin Chinese, you’ll learn high frequency vocabulary and grammar patterns: that’s 5000 words and 300 grammar structures in total. Once you’ve got them down, you’re speaking Mandarin fluently!

Systematic Learning Method

We provide a step-by-step systematic method for learning real and relevant Mandarin Chinese. This helps learners at different levels improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities – enabling you to communicate fluently in Chinese.

Real and Relevant Mandarin Chinese

All of our courses are based on the real lives of Chinese people living in Shanghai today and you’ll be learning about the issues and situations that are most relevant to your own life as well as the reasons for learning Chinese. You will also learn how to use Mandarin Chinese more efficiently when solving problems.

Easy to Use

You can take our audio and video courses online anytime anywhere at your own convenience. Each lesson is about 10-15 minutes long, so you can easily fit it into your day. We provide a great variety of online courses to satisfy your individual interests and learning goals.

Benefit from Full Involvement in Interactive Lessons

With our efficient 1-on-1 Lesson Plan (Intensive Learning) you will be enjoying 1-on-1 online live and interactive Chinese lessons to optimize your valuable time with a professional Chinese teacher. During your online lessons you and your teacher will practice and expand upon the subjects you’re learning about so you can discuss topics that are relevant to your life and communicate effectively in real-world situations. It’s just like you were living in China and talking with a Chinese friend! It’s fun, casual, and it works!

Caring & Professional Chinese Teachers from China

With high standards of professionalism and rich teaching experience, all of our certified, native Mandarin Chinese speaking teachers have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and majored in “Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language”.

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See How It Works

 

See How It Works

 

Premium Plan (Supportive Learning)

If you’d like to access online courses and study together with other Chinese learners, please join our Premium Plan for Supportive learning.

→ Get your group learning plan.

→ Learn online audio and video lessons anytime, anywhere (Lesson dialogue, explanation and expansion mp3’s + printable course notes)

→ Any questions? Get learning support from professional Chinese teachers and other learners.

You will study real and relevant Mandarin Chinese via our online audio and video lessons which include dialogue, guided explanations and lesson expansion MP3’s. Our systematic learning method focuses on the core of Mandarin and you’ll love being able to study anytime, anywhere! Plus meet other Chinese learners online just like you and our professional Chinese teachers are available to answer your questions within one working day in our learning group. It’s the most efficient and effective way to learn Mandarin Chinese online!

 

1-on-1 Lesson Plan (Intensive Learning)

If you’d like to optimize your valuable time with a professional Chinese teacher to learn Chinese please join our 1-on-1 Lesson Plan for Intensive Learning.

→ Take a Free 1-on-1 Trial Lesson to get your customized, systematic learning plan

→ Learn online audio and video lessons anytime, anywhere (Lesson dialogue, explanation and expansion mp3’s + printable course notes)

→ Take regular 1-on-1 live online tutoring lessons, which focus on speaking and listening

→ Get 1-on-1 learning support anytime, anywhere

→ Do your homework

→ Get guidance and suggestions for improvement from your dedicated professional Chinese teacher

You will have an initial consultation with one of our dedicated professional Chinese teachers before receiving your customized and systematic learning plan. You’ll be learning real and relevant Mandarin via online audio and video lessons including dialogue, explanations and lesson expansion MP3’s. Finished your text and audio homework? Send it to your teacher for guidance and suggestions for improvement whenever it’s convenient for you.

Students on this plan will also take part in regular online tutoring with their teacher, making this the most efficient and effect way to learn Mandarin Chinese online!

During your lessons, you and your teacher will expand on the lessons to consolidate learning. Focusing on the core of Mandarin, you’ll be able to discuss the topics that you’re interested in to help you communicate effectively in real-life situations – just as if you were living in China and talking with a Chinese friend! It’s fun, casual, and it works!

What Our Clients Say

 

“I’ve been studying from the MandarinCore program with Ellen three times a week, using Skype. It’s been immensely gratifying to observe how much progress I’ve made in my Chinese speaking and listening, on a strong functional and grammar foundation. It is not easy to find a teacher and program that will support the serious adult learner in progressing from elementary to intermediate or higher levels of Chinese. Ellen is just that rare and magical teacher! She has deep insight into the challenges that face English speakers learning Chinese and has built that experience into the MandarinCore lesson plans and teaching materials. Ellen is an exceptionally patient and kind teacher (so important for adult learners!) and a creative and thoughtful language mentor. And it certainly feels right to be learning from a program and a teacher actually based in China. (Shanghai.) I enjoy my Chinese lessons enormously and highly recommend Ellen and MandarinCore.”

—Barbara Rifkind

What Clients Say

“As an older student of Chinese, I appreciate MandarinCore’s philosophy, which focuses on key vocabulary, reinforced by the dialogues, explanations, Skype calls and expansions. Ellen Guo is a seasoned teacher, who personalizes her approach for the student, but also emphasizes key points of each lesson. The dialogues are challenging with new vocabulary and grammar structures in each lesson. The dialogues speak to real life situations in China. I believe that the use of Chinese words is quite up to date, sometimes with words used in ways that I cannot find in the Pleco dictionary. I also appreciate Ellen Guo’s flexibility for accommodating my schedule for the Skype calls.”

—Robert Lin

“Mandarin Core is an online language course best used in conjunction with regular lessons with trained teachers via Skype. Ellen Guo has successfully combined useful day to day Chinese conversations with a thoughtful analysis and explanation of key Chinese word patterns, word associations, syntax and sentence structure. Compared to other online learning programs, Mandarin Core is excellent. The online teachers are particularly good. The online lessons reinforce and expand upon the regular lesson and related learning materials with real life situations and role plays with a view to helping you communicate effectively in real life situations.”

—David Barwise

“I have known Ellen Guo for several years, and appreciate her dedication and experience as a teacher of Mandarin Chinese to non-native speakers like myself. Ellen is very methodical and orderly in her approach to language learning. This is helpful to beginners and advanced students alike. I have greatly benefitted from her patience and skill as a teacher in a virtual setting and highly recommend her and MandarinCore!”

—Betsy Neidel

Contact Us

 

Welcome to MandarinCore.com!

We value your feedback about our courses and services.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

Email: support@mandarincore.com

Skype: ellenguoyl

WeChat: Support_MandarinCore

Address: MandarinCore, Building 1-408, 2749 Husong Highway, Shanghai, China

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