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amenes83
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Any private mandarin teacher?

Post by amenes83 » Mon, 17 May 2010 7:49 am

Hi i m working here in singapore and though work language is english i would love to learn mandarin for a hobby.:) i am looking for a teacher who can come to my place (little india mrt) late evening on weekdays. I m planning to learn together with a friend. Look forward to any reply!

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Post by Joreal » Mon, 17 May 2010 5:47 pm

i gave up learning the writing part of the language. :P

conversational wise, try asking your colleagues? i had someone to teach me when i first arrived and it cost $120/ hr and it doesn't really help that i do not have anyone to practice whatever i had learnt with and it told me a fairly long time to understand and speak.

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Post by Segue » Wed, 19 May 2010 9:57 am

Try an online course via Skype...

This new site www.italki.com you can have live lessons with qualified teachers from USD$5-$10/hour.

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Post by JayCee » Fri, 21 May 2010 6:38 pm

Joreal wrote:i gave up learning the writing part of the language. :P

conversational wise, try asking your colleagues? i had someone to teach me when i first arrived and it cost $120/ hr and it doesn't really help that i do not have anyone to practice whatever i had learnt with and it told me a fairly long time to understand and speak.
$120 an hour??? Dude you got ripped, I registered for the Gateway to Mandarin course with the SCCIOB and it cost $650 for 10 lessons of 3 hours each (30 hours ~ $21.66 an hour).

http://www.scciob.edu.sg/index.cfm?GPID=15

I know it's a classroom situation so not one-on-one with a private teacher, but it shouldn't cost 6 times as much just for that privilege!

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