Get 1-1 Mandarin Tuition From Experienced, Professional Tutors

Are you looking for a flexible learning schedule? Or do you have specific goals that sit outside of our standard courses? Then our private tuition is perfect for you!

Why Private Tuition?

individual attention

Get Individual Attention

Your teacher will be entirely focused on your learning, and able to provide in-depth insights.

time flexibility

Have More Flexibility

Private tuition is entirely flexible around your schedule, rather than fixed-time group classes.

goals

Choose Specific Goals

We can help you to advance your skills in specific topics, and reach your goals.

What Can Private Tuition Cover?

everyday chinese

Everyday Chinese

travel or relocation

Travel or Relocation

refresh memory

Fluency, Refresh or Consolidate

business workspace

Business

test prep

Test Prep

Private Mandarin Tuition Cost

Click the “book” button underneath the price that you desire.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Beginner &

Intermediate


Trial

Less Than 10 Lessons

10+ Lessons

(Save 8%)


1.5 Hours

Full Assessment

Design your lesson plan


1.5-2 hours per lesson

Flexible scheduling

Your premise or ours

From £31 pp

1.5-2 hours per lesson

Flexible scheduling

Your premise or ours

From £29 pp

In-Person

1-on-1

£57

Book

£50

Book

£46

Book

Group of 2

(same household/ friends)*

£57

Book

£62

Book

£58

Book

Online

1-on-1

£57

Book

£40

Book

£38

Book

Group of 2

(same household/friends)*

£57

Book

£52

Book

£50

Book

*Same household/friends, additional £12 per adult/child

Advanced


Trial

Less Than 10 Lessons

10+ Lessons

(Save 4%)

1.5 Hours

Full Assessment

Design your lesson plan

1.5-2 hours per lesson

Flexible scheduling

Your premise or ours

From £31 pp

1.5-2 hours per lesson

Flexible scheduling

Your premise or ours

From £29 pp

In-Person

1-on-1

£57

Book

£56

Book

£52

Book

Group of 2

(same household/ friends)*


£68

Book

£64

Book

Save 4%

Online

1-on-1

£57

Book

£45

Book

£43

Book

Group of 2

(same household/friends)*


£57

Book

£55

Book

*Same household/friends, additional £12 per adult/child

What's the Process?

We take a consultative approach with our private tuitions, to ensure we understand you, your individual needs and develop a tailored learning plan for you:

discovery conversation

1. Conversation

We find out your learning objectives, requirements and specific timelines for your learning.

determine your level

2. Assessment

We assess your current Chinese level, understand your learning style and interests.

tailored program

3. Tailored Programme

You will get a programme tailored to your goals, strengths and weaknesses and target timeframe for fast and sustained progress.

  • What would my tailored programme look like?

    We take a consultative approach with our private tuitions, to ensure we understand you, your individual needs and develop a tailored learning plan for you. We may use a combination of a textbook, apps, external reading, videos and sector specific readings

  • When will it start?

    Whenever you are ready! Just register your interest, or book your first trial lesson and we will start the process!

  • Location

    Our office in Central London, just minus from Liverpool Street, Moorgate and Shoreditch High Street station. We also cover most of zone 1 to 3 in London, so we can come to your office or meet you at a location convenient to you.

Book Now!

If you are interested in starting private tuition with us, book a class with us or get in touch if you’re still not sure. We will help you!

Start speaking Mandarin with more ease and fun with us today!

Why Choose China Unbound?

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Tailored To You

Our private tuition is designed to improve your Chinese most effectively by taking your individual needs into account.

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Fun

We love having fun as much as you do. Learning doesn't have to be boring!

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Personalised

The program will be based on what you need and help is always available.

Still not sure what's right for you?

We can help you. Contact us for a 15-minute chat!

What Our Students Say

China Unbound is bringing a personable touch to the leaning Mandarin!

Our students love us! See what they have to say by watching our testimonials video. 

What Our Students Say

"Lots of good practice! Very easy to understand."
Sheldon Cordell
Chairman, Joelson Law
"Very useful content and very knowledgeable trainers. The relationship module was especially useful for negotiation."
Stacey Body
CEO, Chapter Place Associates
"Lots of good practice! Very easy to understand."
Sarah (Begley) Inzani
Global Head of Concertts, Mandela Concerts (UK) Ltd.
"Very worthwhile - I now feel far better equipped to do business with the Chinese people...!"
Delegate
Association of Corporate Treasurers
"Very practical. I learnt in a much more efficient manner than I did when I learned Chinese at one of London's universities many years ago!"
Andrew Orchard
Canary Wharf
"I needed to learn Mandarin quickly for my job as a news reporter and after only 3 months of weekly learning, I now feel confident in communicating in basic Mandarin."
Crystal Chung
London

FAQs

While Chinese classes may be pricier compared to languages like Spanish or French (as they are more popular in Europe and with that, the price can be lower), our online private tuition starts from £35 an hour which is a brilliant, great value choice. Our prices are also competitive with the market rate.

More importantly, our students tell us time after time they learn better and more effectively with us. The best way for you to see that is probably to attend our free trial lessons, and then only commit if you like us!

We also offer 2 ways to make payment easier:

1) block booking discount for 10+ lessons,

2) pay by credit card or PayPal (these options are available at check out).

Life (and holiday!) happens, so it’s normal that you may need to skip or reschedule lessons sometimes – but don’t let that stop you from starting!  We offer flexible rescheduling for all our private classes – you can reschedule lessons without charge as long as you let us know 48 hours before your lesson time.

Because you’ll hit a ‘wall’ at some point. Apps and videos are great for practice, particularly for characters, vocabulary and grammar patterns. However, when you learn through Apps and videos, your speaking and listening tends to be weaker, and you can’t get clarification for things you don’t understand. We find students who learn from Apps and videos tend to have a wider vocabulary bank but struggles more at using them in the correct context.  

In addition, as you progress, what you don’t understand earlier also becomes a bigger problem as knowledge are built on each other. Having the guidance and support from an experienced teacher helps you overcome this.

Private tuition also allow for maximum flexibility to work on your weaknesses and tailor the pace and content entirely to your needs.

If you are serious about learning and want to make the most of your time to make good progress, taking classes is a better option especially for a language like Chinese. 

In short, because we believe learning should be enjoyed, not endured; because we believe in the power of application (not regurgitation); we believe in the importance of practical content; and we believe that a relaxed and safe environment to make mistakes are vital to learning.

Our lessons are personalised, we pay attention to each student’s goals, strengths, weaknesses and target timeframe for fast and sustained progress.

Our teachers all have a strong command of English, enabling us to make the complex and nuances clear and easy to understand.

Our focus is to help you truly learn – so we challenge you to apply, not blindly regurgitate, to understand the ‘3D’ meaning of words, not just its meaning in a single context, and to immerse in cultural field trips within each course as well as our language meetups to build confidence!

You can come to us in Central London, 10 minutes walk from Liverpool Street, Moorgate and Shoreditch High Street station.

We also cover most of zone 1 to 3 in London. We can come to your office or meet you at a café convenient to you. We have a list of quiet cafés and hotel locations suitable for lessons in most areas which you can choose from. 

For every 1.5 hour lesson, at least 1.5 or 2 hours outside should give you good progress. Space this over 20 mins each day will make it easier and also help you remember more too!

What you need is based on a combination of your objectives, target timeframe, your learning history, how familiar you are with the language now, your strengths, weaknesses, interests, your availability and budget. Contact us for a 15 minute chat and we can talk you through the options!

Everyone has a different definition of basics! But if you want to be able to do basic greetings, introduce yourself, your job, family (and asking others), and to order simple food and drinks, it is achievable in 3 – 4 months. (our Beginner 1 course covers all the above).  Obviously how fluent you are would depend on how much work you put in yourself, but to function at that basic level, it takes much less time than you may imagine.

Good question (though not an easy one)! It depends on the intensity of your study, for example, someone who has time for 4 hours a week and immerse themselves in the language on a daily basis (e.g. through watching TV programmes, reading books, listening to podcasts etc) will achieve fluency faster than someone who can spend only 2 hours a week. 

As a general guide, if you do 1.5 hour lessons per week, plus 1.5 to 2 hours study outside of the class as advised by us, you can expect to achieve reasonable fluency as our learning map outlines.

We recommend a minimum of 1.5 hours per lesson per week if you want good progress. For a typical 1.5 hour lesson, by the time we go over your homework, had our daily chat in Chinese, we would have about 1 hour left for new materials.  So doing less than 1.5 hours will mean you will progress a bit slower.

Having said that, we know some of you have very busy schedules, kids, study, and other commitments to manage. So we can do 1 hour lessons if it suits you better. (just note that you will progress a bit slower)