Chinese language and culture
What is Pinyin?
Hanyu Pinyin, in short Pinyin, is the official romanization system for standard Mandarin Chinese. It can be used to teach Mandarin without using Chinese characters. In 1950 the Pinyin system was developed by a group of Chinese linguists, they based it on earlier forms of romanizations of Chinese. Flowently tutors will use Pinyin for teaching Mandarin.
What can I learn in a Mandarin course?
In a 30-hour Mandarin course you will learn all the basic language situations such as: introducing, meeting, greeting, simple conversations about family and work, shopping and traveling. Intercultural awareness can be part of the language course as well, ask your Chinese tutor about the options! How you fill in your language course, you can decide yourself. Which topics you want to talk about during your lessons, you can choose yourself as well. See our topic list for some inspiration.
What does a Mandarin course cost?
With a 30-hour course you can learn the very basics of Mandarin. You can use the 30-hour course for any aspect of the language. Would you like to try learning the Mandarin language first? If so, you can start with a single session or a 10-hour discount package as well.
Flowently offers private language training for either one or two people. However, for companies, we offer professional group training with certified teachers. The training can be organised online or at location. Is part of your team moving to another country? We can allocate a designated teacher so that your employees can easily get accustomed to their new language and culture.
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Step 1: Find a tutor that matches your criteria
Flowently sessions are easy to book and you will always find a match with our 200 tutors in 100 places. We focus on social conversation and practical language skills, which you can use right away. Learn to speak like a local!
Go to ‘Find A Tutor’, select your preferences and find a tutor who matches your criteria. You can book sessions with just one tutor or with multiple tutors, as you like. Contact us please, if you need help finding a tutor.
After each session you will receive an email to review your session. We use all feedback to guard quality of our sessions.
Step 2: Book your session
Create your account and buy your Flowently credits to book your session. We kindly ask you to book 48 hours in advance. You can buy a single session or a discount package. All Flowently credits and packages are valid for one year.
Do you want to study with a friend? We offer 50% discount for the second student. The person who will make the bookings needs to register only.
1 hour for 1 person = 1 Flowently credit
1 hour for 2 people = 1,5 Flowently credits (50% discount for your friend)
Step 3: Confirmation booking
Within 48 hours, your tutor will confirm your booking and contact you to discuss details about content, location and exact time for your session. In case the tutor does not contact you within 48 hours, your session will be cancelled automatically and your credits will be refunded. You can now make a new booking with another tutor or contact us and we will help you find a good match.
You can cancel your booking up to 24 hours in advance without any costs. If you cancel later, Flowently will charge the full amount.