What we're about
Ni hao! Welcome to Dragonfly Mandarin. 你好，欢迎加入龙飞汉语！
Our aim is to help you hold basic conversations in Mandarin. We will cover the grammar and vocabulary necessary for topics including introductions and greetings, asking for directions and ordering food in restaurants. We will also offer you insights into diverse elements of Chinese culture including folk songs, festivals and histories.
Our lessons are suitable for anyone who is interested in Chinese language and culture. We offer beginner lessons on Mondays and intermediate lessons on Wednesdays. We also organize regular social events including pub night outs, dinners, and karaokes, especially when it comes to Chinese festivals!
Our course will focus on guided speaking practice using vocabulary taken from HSK, an official curriculum set out by Beijing Language and Culture University. Gradually over the course of the year you will realise you have acquired the proper accent of a native Mandarin speaker!
We believe that there is no shortcut in language learning. Fluency can only be acquired through constant accumulation and revision. We also think language learning is a fine art rather than science - learning a new Chinese character is just as fun as a picking up a shell on the seashore!
We look forward to you joining us.