Level 2A
Mid-Beginner Mandarin I
May 2024 Cohort

The course is for learners who have finished most of HSK 1 or know some basic Mandarin, such as reading Pinyin, asking simple questions, telling time & dates.

In 8 weeks, we will cover the first half of HSK 2. You will use more complex structures to talk about everyday events, be more equipped to hold small conversations, and connect with others.

  • Level:
    Low-HSK 2
  • Duration:
    May 13 - July 5, 2024.
  • Virtual lessons:
    Mon & Wed,
    8-8:50pm EDT
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Conversation Focused

Interactive sessions in small groups (3-6 students) with a focus on conversational skills

Mandarin Immersion

classes delivered in Mandarin
80% of the time

Connections and Accountability

Exclusive community and pop-up excercises

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Carry out the following functions in everyday life:
    • shopping
    • ordering food
    • going to a destination
    • ways of transportation
    • asking for and giving simple directions
    • asking for permissions
  • Learn more complex structures to describe events that
    • are in the process of happening
    • have happened / been completed
  • Write ~30 Chinese characters, and 15 common radicals.

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  • $399

  • WHAT DO YOU GET
  • Virtual Classes - 50min x 2 sessions / week
  • Small group (3 - 6 students)
  • Dynamic Practices for Self-Study
  • Flashcards, writing practices, speaking project
  • Personalized Feedback
  • Feedback on your speaking project
  • Additional Access 
  • Life-time access to live session recordings,
    12-month access to the learning materials.

Course Information

Class Dates

Starting May 13, 2024, for 8 weeks.

Class Time

  • Live Sessions
    Mon & Wed 8:00 - 8:50 pm EST, start date May 13, 2024 (check my time zone)


If the time slot doesn't work for you, please let me know your availability. We might open new sessions if there are enough interests.

Who is the course for?

This course is for learners who's roughly at HSK level 1-2. As we will cover mainly the vocabulary and language points in HSK 2, so you should have completed most of HSK 1. 

If you are not sure about your level, book a free language assessment with me. 

Languages in Class

At this level, you will be able to hold simple conversations and understand most classroom instructions. The classes will be delivered in Mandarin 90% of the time, with some pop-up grammar rules explained in English.

Refund Policy

Refund is available BEFORE the start date. 

Not sure if the course is for you?

Book a free session with me, tell me more about yourself, and have a taste of my teaching style!

Meet the instructor

Jun Wu

Hi friends, I'm Jun. I've been teaching Chinese language and culture for over a decade, and hold a B.A. in Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language, and a M.Ed in Curriculum Design and Teaching Methodology.

As a life-long language learner myself, I know what it’s like to feel stuck and lost when learning a second language. Now after having lived and taught in three different countries to students of all levels and ages, from elementary school to university courses, I'm fascinated not only by the differences among cultures, but how much we share in common. 

Together, we will make this learning process fun while making meaningful connections along the way!
Patrick Jones - Course author
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