Hi, my name is Yu Lan, but my friends and students call me Lan Lan. I am originally from the beautiful seaside city Dalian in the North East of China but now I live in the capital of South Africa, Pretoria. I have degree in Education from the Northeast Normal University, and have 4 years kindergarten teaching experience. In 2017 I started teaching foreign adult students in Dalian. I loved this new challenge and in 2019 I moved to South Africa to take up a fulltime Mandarin teaching position.
My students are from 8 to 43 years old. Before I consider my teaching approach, I first consult with the student to find out why they want to learn Chinese. Each student has a different motivation for learning Mandarin. If you want to study in China you should do the HSK course, if you want to do business, I have a business language course and if you just need a few words for traveling we can do the basic course for your travel needs.
I will design the course according to your actual situation. People are more confident and willing to express themselves when they are relaxed. So there will be a lot of interesting activities and games in our course. I will construct your learning mode in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Don't worry about making mistakes, you will become braver in these attempts, and your language ability will be improved by practice. Practice is the only way to learn ait new language.