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?

Get Individual Attention

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

Have More Flexibility

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

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

Travel or Relocation

Fluency, Refresh or Consolidate

Business

Test Prep

Private Mandarin Tuition Cost

Here are the options available for our Cantonese private tuitions. Our private tuition is available online and in-person, with the options of 1.5 hour or 2 hours per lesson.

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

Online
1.5 Hour
Trial 5 Lessons
(7.5 Hours)
10+ Lessons
(15 Hours)
• 1.5 Hours
• Determine level
• Tailor course to your needs
• 1.5 hours per lesson x 5
• Flexible scheduling
• Free lesson recording
• 1.5 hours per lesson x 10
• Flexible scheduling
• Free lesson recording
Beginner/
Intermediate
1-on-1
£57
£300
£570
Group of 2 (same household/friends)*
£57
£390
£750
Advanced
1-on-1
£57
£375
£720
Group of 2 (same household/friends)*
£465
£900
Online
2 Hours
Trial 5 Lessons
(10 Hours)
10+ Lessons
(20 Hours)
• 2 Hours
• Determine level
• Tailor course to your needs
• 2 hours per lesson x 5
• Flexible scheduling
• Free lesson recording
• 2 hours per lesson x 10
• Flexible scheduling
• Free lesson recording
Beginner/
Intermediate
1-on-1
£57
£400
£760
Group of 2 (same household/friends)*
£57
£520
£1000
Advanced
1-on-1
£57
£500
£960
Group of 2 (same household/friends)*
£620
£1200

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

In-Person
1.5 Hour
Trial 5 Lessons
(7.5 Hours)
10+ Lessons
(15 Hours)
• 1.5 Hours
• Determine level
• Tailor course to your needs
• 1.5 hours per lesson x 5
• Flexible scheduling
• Your premise or ours
• 1.5 hours per lesson x 10
• Flexible scheduling
• Your premise or ours
Beginner/
Intermediate
1-on-1
£57
£375
£720
Group of 2 (same household/friends)*
£57
£465
£900
Advanced
1-on-1
£57
£450
£870
Group of 2 (same household/friends)*
£540
£1050
In-Person
2 Hours
Trial 5 Lessons
(10 Hours)
10+ Lessons
(20 Hours)
• 2 Hours
• Determine level
• Tailor course to your needs
• 2 hours per lesson x 5
• Flexible scheduling
• Your premise or ours
• 2 hours per lesson x 10
• Flexible scheduling
• Your premise or ours
Beginner/
Intermediate
1-on-1
£57
£500
£960
Group of 2 (same household/friends)*
£57
£620
£1200
Advanced
1-on-1
£57
£600
£1160
Group of 2 (same household/friends)*
£720
£1400

*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:

1. Discovery

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

2. Determine Your Level

We will help you determine the level you are at, whether absolute beginner or advanced.

3. Design Course To Your Needs

We will develop a course tailored to your level, goals, and other factors such as speed of learning to ensure you are comfortable.

  • 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, stories, newspaper, videos and sector specific readings.

  • When will it start?

    Usually within 10 days of booking. Just register your interest, or book your first private trial lesson and we will start the process!

  • Location

    Our office is based in Central London, just minutes from Liverpool Street, Moorgate and Shoreditch High Street station. We also cover most of zone 1 to 4 in London for you to conveniently meet your tutor and learn.

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?

Tailored To You

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

Fun

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

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 leaning Mandarin!

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

What Our Students Say

"I found my teacher Grace to be a patient and enjoyable teacher. The lessons sometimes felt like friends meeting up for a chat but in a foreign language. That's not to say the lessons were not structured or lackluster. Multiple reading material was provided found both in teaching books and online which enabled me to improve not only my understanding of the language but also of my parents' country and culture. It was and still is a great experience."
Darren Yeung
Frankfurt, Research Specialist
"I have been having private one-to-one lessons with my tutor Grace for the past couple of years and my Mandarin has improved to the point where I have got a new job more related to my degree as a result of Grace's tuition. She is kind, patient but serious and helps me with any grammatical errors I encounter through free flow conversation and correcting me when necessary. Grace is amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Mandarin tutor
Kira Holmes
London, Property Consultant
"I have studied with China Unbound for nearly a year with one-to-one tuition with Grace. I came to her as I study mandarin at university as a part of my degree but found the course content lacked a focus on speaking and listening. Since studying with Grace my speaking ability has come on in leaps and bounds, from someone who could barely string a sentence together to being able to hold nearly 20 minutes of conversation at the start of every session. Furthermore, she has been amazing at helping me fully comprehend the grammar points taught in university lessons. Grace has been absolutely wonderful and I cannot recommend her or China Unbound enough."
Natasha O’connor
London
"Before learning Chinese I tried taster classes with a few companies to see what suited me best. I had a taster class with China Unbound and knew straight away this was the firm for me, my tutor was happy to alter my lessons to suit my specific goals, spends her time explaining the reasons why when I'm struggling to understand and most importantly, she's patient when my memory leave me and I'm struggling to remember!"
Edward Rothery
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)