Hello, a big 你好 Nǐ hǎo to you who is reading my profile. My name is Poona and I am a professional mandarin teacher who had been travelling around the world and finally settled down here in Tallinn. In my spare time, I enjoy books, movies, music, yoga, meditation and outdoor activities as well. I am interested in different cultures and am always open to share and learn.
WHY CHOOSE POONA AS A MANDARIN TEACHER?
✅ Chinese teacher with 7+ years of experience. (2 years at middle schools)
✅ 3000+hours of online teaching experience
✅ Standard Mandarin pronunciation
✅ Good at explaining difficult grammar points
✅ Provide homework according to what we have learnt each time (optional)
✅ Confident with any levels
✅ Can teach HSK, daily conversation, business Chinese according to your requests
✅ Students who book 20-lesson package with me can access to my yoga videos for free which are taught in Chinese and some with Chinese subtitles.
I believe it would not be too hard for any Estonian speakers to learn Mandarin since there are no genders of nouns, no conjugation of verbs, no tenses in Mandarin although we do have a large vocabularies and because Mandarin is not a Phonetic language so you will need some effort to memorise hanzi (Chinese Characters). But overall I don't think it is a difficult language to learn according to my teaching experience and my students' feedback.
It usually takes 40 hours to get from zero to conversational level which to say enough to survive in China and be able to do shopping, ask for directions, order food in a restaurant, talk about weather and plans, etc. Although it really depends on other things as well, such as students’ interest, how fast one picks up a language and so on.
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