Patient, passionate, engaging
Putonghua Certificate Level 1 🥇
Immersive lessons, tailored to you
Hey guys, my name is 杜超凡 (dù chāo fán), you can call me Ella. I'm from Henan province, but living in a village near Lijiang in Yunnan right now. It’s an amazing international town. I graduated from Henan University of education 4 years ago. I've been working in 3 education companies since. The last was a language school where I had friends from all over the world, who came to China to learn Chinese. It helped me learn how to communicate with different people and appreciate different cultures. I feel like one of the biggest reasons people come to China to study Chinese is to be in an immersive environment and learn more about the culture. Therefore I try my best to bring these elements into my own lessons.
Feel free to watch my teacher profile video below:
Me as a Teacher
I've been running a Chinese teaching channel on YouTube for over one year, although recently we swapped our focus a little. The lessons are tailored towards different levels of students with different learning materials. The goal is to make you feel like you're in China talking with Chinese people. As well as “textbook Chinese” you can pick up on phrases and sentences that are spoken colloquially. I try to bring these elements into my lessons. I've been teaching our patrons online (from YouTube) for a while and have a couple of offline students. Besides that, I have many Chinese teachers as friends. We often communicate about how to teach together and I’m always getting tips and advice, which I like to put into practice in my lessons.
Two Styles to Choose From
A more fluid lesson at a reduced price, with a focus on speaking and listening. Suits someone who is able to self-study well outside class.
1 on 1 Lesson
A classic, structured lesson type that takes into account your goals and ambitions. I will prepare significant materials before and after class.
My Lessons & Teaching Style
In my lessons, I'll give you a lot of chances to speak out loud and also to listen to a native Chinese accent. I have Putonghua (Mandarin) certificate level 1, which is the highest level of qualification for pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese. It's commonly taken by people who work as Tv hosts or radio presenters. Currently, I’m also training for the Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. I passed the theory test in late September and am awaiting the practical test results now. My teaching style is very flexible because I think that every student is different and teaching Chinese is about teamwork. I'll listen to your ideas and goals first and then combine my own methods to make a teaching plan for us. I want to make our lessons bring you as much success as possible. If you're interested in trying out a class to see if we suit each other, please click on the button below. I hope to see you soon!
A Few of my Lovely Students
I really enjoyed my time learning Chinese with Ella and felt real improvement after each lesson. Whatever I needed to work on most we’d talk about and focus that thing. Sometimes we’d talk and just have conversations, finding study material from my mistakes as we went. Other times we would focus on lessons that Ella would prepare to help build up my vocabulary and sentence structure about things I enjoy doing like rock climbing or brewing beer. Whatever the classes, Ella is always patient enough to let me try new or longer sentences and always corrects me so I don’t continue making silly mistakes. I highly recommend Ella as a personal tutor.
Ella is a wonderful and enthusiastic Chinese teacher! I have been having lessons with her focused on developing my speaking skills. These lessons have expanded my vocabulary, improved my Chinese pronunciation, and given me the confidence to speak more Chinese in the real world. Ella and Scott’s immersive Chinese lessons on their “Fragrant Mandarin” YouTube channel are exceptionally beautiful to watch and are always interesting and thoughtful.
Ella is a professional who has the ability to adapt to your needs. I experienced Chinese classes with many teachers since my coming to China and it is with her that I could feel relaxed and learn the most ... In a short time. (Thank you Daniel for your very special picture! 😂)
My promise to you
I promise you feel like you're making progress within 3 lessons, or your money back
I promise I will send you Class Video Recording & Notes if you would like them
1st Class Free
I promise that our first class is 100% free