Hi, I'm Janie Chen!

I am a passionate and full-time private Mandarin teacher. Followed my partner to Hong Kong in 2015, after teaching Western students for 7+ years in Guilin, Yangshuo. Teaching in HK now!

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Improve your Mandarin skills!

Intensive / Survival / Business

Plan on traveling, or need to make a good professional impression? Motivated and serious about learning Mandarin?
         Come study with me!

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Feel the language

Most textbooks don't teach you how to get a "feel" for the language. Developing basic grammar and vocabulary and developing this "feel" will boost your motivation and studies.

Relationships and politeness

Knowing the words is a big step, but knowing HOW to speak is equally important if you want to make friends or earn respect. Politeness, taboos, they all intermix with Mandarin language learning.

Useful, right away

With tailor-made lesson material and a dedicated teacher, it is possible to start learning and using business or other useful vocabulary right from the very first lessons.

Your learning style

Each student has his personal way of learning, memorising and overcoming the challenges of Mandarin learning. A flexible and dynamic teacher will make studying Mandarin smoother and more enjoyable.

Mandarin doesn't take years to study.
It takes motivation and a good teacher!
(and practice ;)

Free introduction lesson at your location of choice

Get a feel for my personality and way of teaching, for free, before deciding.

Get in touch and meet as soon as the next day.

Practicing what you study

Trouble finding language partners to practice what you have learned? Let me help!
(find a partner in HK, or let me organise a city trip to Shenzhen or Guangzhou for immersive supervised practice... )

Study in Hong Kong

Business Mandarin

Adapted to your job's specific needs. Possible even for beginners! Specialise your vocabulary.

Intensive course

Study seriously with a custom-tailored course. Improve your skills day by day even while focusing on the long-term results.

Survival Mandarin

Learn some basic words and expressions or focus on a few precise topics. A few hours or a few days, it's up to you!

Small groups

Though I mostly teach 1-on-1, it is of course possible to study with a small group of students.

1-on-1 facts


  • Learn fast by having someone focus most on what is most difficult for you
  • Study at work or near your home to save time and money


  • Single teacher up-to-date with your progression at all times
  • Customized materials + book for structuring self-study and practice


  • Small groups make private lessons even more affordable
  • No extra costs, unlike institutes


  • 7 years experience teaching expats
  • Certified by BLCU (best for training language teachers in China!)