LEARN CHINESE ONLINE
The internet is making our world smaller, and it’s important to develop strong Mandarin Chinese skills to communicate with people on the other side of the planet. Next Step China’s Online Program will help you nurture your Mandarin skills, whether you’re a student or a professional. One-on-one tutoring is available in both audio chat and video chat formats and is tailored to fit your previous knowledge and personal needs. This program is great for future tourists in China, students looking for a supplement to their Chinese classes, and working adults wanting to add a new skill set.
We at Next Step China recognize that not everyone has the resources to study abroad in China. However, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn Mandarin. Whether you are a student learning at a high school or university close to home or you’re a professional who’s unable to take a hiatus from work, we help you learn Mandarin in the way that fits your needs and help you achieve your goals.
Next Step China's tutoring was really well done because I was able to do pretty much two to three hours of sitting and talking in Chinese and learning Chinese. I've been learning Chinese in Singapore, and with my tutors there, they would speak to me in English pretty much the whole time. They were just saying it in English, and then saying it in Chinese. But the best part at Next Step China was when we were speaking Chinese and I was supposed to think and be able to learn.
- Nadja Z., Student, Singapore
In as little as two weeks in the Online Program, you can learn 100 new Chinese characters, the same amount you would learn in half a semester at a university. Not only will you learn Mandarin fast, but you also can start learning right away—no travel necessary, and no waiting for a new semester to start. If you have previous Mandarin knowledge before joining the Learn Chinese Online Program, we will help you determine your Mandarin level. After a one-hour evaluation of your skills, we will go over your goals of and produce a plan that fits what you need.
Not only do you get to meet with a private tutor—no big classroom to get lost in—but you’ll also meet in the comfort of your own home, engaging in audio and video chats online. On top of that, you’ll have the security of knowing that Next Step China will take care of all your needs, every step of the way. Our customer service is available for participants across the globe, regardless of whether they come to China or are learning Mandarin at home.
Before I moved to China to teach, one of the biggest things that helped me was the 10 hours of the tutoring sessions, because even though they were online, I hadn’t studied Chinese since December, so it was kind of easing me into the fact that I’d be coming to China in the ten days before I came here. Because my Chinese was a little bit further along, [my tutor] could tell me all sorts of cultural knowledge, and just about living in Beijing in general.
- Carrie B., Teacher, USA
The tutors at Next Step China are the keystone of our success. Our tutor selection process is rigorous and thorough because we want to assure that you are working with the best educators in the business. Each tutor for the Online program is qualified, professional, and passionate about teaching Chinese as a second language. Because online learning is different from learning face-to-face, Next Step China hires and trains tutors who have experience with the online format. However, our online tutors have the same qualifications as the tutors for all our other programs: higher education, teaching experience, and enthusiasm for teaching Mandarin as a second language.
Next Step China's Attendance Policy is fair for both participants and our tutors. We understand that delays or cancellations may occur with both parties and have incorporated a set of rules and guidelines that are fair for both you and the tutor. Both the tutor and the participant must respect each other’s time. Once you are enrolled in the Learn Chinese Online program, we will provide detailed information on our policies during your orientation.