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Hills Learning, New York City:
Located in New York City, Hills Learning offers Chinese language lessons for all skill levels and all ages in the NY area. Individual and group courses are available. Our group classes are for adults, at the Chanin Building which is part of Grand Central station (122 East 42nd Street, at the corner of Lexington Avenue, in Manhattan). We currently have a beginner course for Chinese, and with interest pending offer intermediate courses as well. Our private lessons are generally for adults, but we also have programs that cater to children who want to learn the language. We offer lessons in general Mandarin as well as Fujianese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and other dialects depending on the teacher.

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Our programs and classes include Chinese language programs for all levels from beginner to advanced:

Interactive Chinese for Beginners / Basic Mandarin:
Photo of Chinese Lessons in NY AreaThrough games, role plays and presentations, students will learn the basics of Chinese, from greetings and basic conversational skills to being able to order food, shop and travel. This is an intensive basic course designed for students who are eager to begin the Chinese language by learning both the pinyin and characters.

Course Goals: To be able to greet and introduce yourself, order at restaurants, be able to shop and travel and most importantly, to appreciate the Chinese culture.

Course Curriculum:
Course follows Integrated Chinese and created by Hills Learning, please note that regular homework will also be given. It is not necessary to buy your own text.

Teaching Method:

Image of Chinese Lessons in NY AreaWe teach according to the Swirl Method. The best way for developing language skills is by focusing on at least 3 of the 5 language skills per class (Speaking Writing Intonation Reading Listening). The subjects we cover are pinyin (meaning phonetics, and is currently the most commonly used romanization system for Standard Mandarin), pronunciation and familiarity, 50 basic Chinese characters, vocabulary for ordering, traveling, and basic conversation.

Advanced / Academic Chinese:
Currently our advanced Chinese curriculum is only available through private lessons. There we can tailor to developing newspaper and television comprehension, workplace Chinese, specific topics and goals.

Private Chinese Lessons:

We offer the best variety, at the lowest price, for private one on one language learning in the area. Our private lessons cover conversational development, test prep, business chinese, and basic linguistic comprehension.  We cover all of New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and even Staten Island. Some spots of New Jersey and Connecticut can also be covered.

Business Chinese & Corporate Chinese Training:
Business Chinese instruction programs are available through individually tailored private lessons. Legal, securities, trading, and other professions are available for language instruction.

Survival Chinese for Vacations:
We offer lessons in general Mandarin as well as Fujianese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and other dialects depending on the teacher. For survival Chinese when traveling, we offer a course that combines the basics of ordering in restaurants, asking for directions, and traveling via public transportation. Also basic pinyin and vocabulary is taught.

We also offer:
- Intensive Chinese Courses
- Children's Chinese Programs
- Mandarin Chinese for High School Students
- Online Chinese Classes for Adults & Children
- Chinese and Martial Arts Summer Camp (5-8 year olds)
- Also Fujianese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and other dialects depending on the teacher.

Student Testimonial:
"I am thrilled that I've been able to pick up as much of the language as I have. I pretty much only stick to what the teacher has given us and not really gone to other websites." - Alexis

For further information on our Chinese programs, please email via our Contact Us page.

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Address: 380 Lexington Avenue - 17th Floor, (East Side Manhattan), New York City, New York , USA
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