MAN Xiaochen

Hometown in China

Beijing

Favourite food

Chinese Hotpot

Hobbies

Singing, yoga

Favourite thing about teaching Chinese

Sharing splendid Chinese Culture with my students.

Top tip for beginner learners of Chinese

Open your mouth to speak Chinese as much as you can, don’t be shy. Practice makes perfect.

Top tip for more advanced learners of Chinese

Learning more about Chinese culture is very helpful for language study.

Favourite Chinese saying or chengyu and why

见贤思齐焉,见不贤而内自省也。

Which means when you meet someone of virtue, find out what you can learn from them so as to make yourself equally good. When you meet someone petty, think about whether you have similar problems.

A website that I recommend to students

The Beijinger website includes many interesting things about Beijing, the capital city of China.

Teaching background and Experience

I started teaching Chinese when I got my masters degree in Chinese Language and Literature ten years ago.  I have taught many students from different countries.

It is interesting and fascinating to teach splendid Chinese Language and share glorious Chinese culture with my students.