What some of our students say about our Chinese Classes:
I just wanted to give you some feedback on the class. It was amazing, so interesting, and Amy was fantastic, i.e I thought I would struggle, but the way the course was structured and the way it was presented, it was really user friendly, hence I thoroughly enjoyed same.
Anne Marie Kavanagh
Jenny is a great teacher - she is very patient and keen to answer all sort of questions from myself and other classmates. She introduces a lot of new characters, words and information about Chinese life into the class, but it all makes sense and is relevant to what we are learning that day! Consequently, I feel I have learnt a little bit more about the Chinese language and culture than what can be gained from a text book alone. The school has a good approach to learning - I feel it is fun, relaxed and no pressure.
ACCS have a fun and interactive approach to learning Chinese that makes it easy to learn and keeps you coming back for more. I can't believe how much I've learnt in a such a short period of time. I look forward to the classes every week.
I love the way your school teaches Mandarin and know that I would not go anywhere else now! I have learnt more in the 10 weeks with you than I have anywhere else. I love that you play music in the background, tell stories for recall and make it a practical and fun experience. Also, I was very appreciative of the fact that I was able to go to many different classes around town, particularly as my schedule changes regularly and I often need to travel for work.
I did not have much of an expectation before coming to ACCS but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I have enjoyed the lessons each week. ACCS has also surprised me at how much I am able to learn and absorb in such a short amount of time, while still having other commitments on during the week, including university studies and part-time work. I really appreciate the resources that ACCS has also provided with the workbook and sound recordings of the conversations that we listen to in class. This really helps reinforce what we learn in class and is encouraging for me too.
I am enjoying and learning a lot in my classes. I observed that:
1. You are doing a great job;
2. The teachers are well selected and teaching with heart and passion;
3. The teaching system is top class;
4. ACCS is providing a great service to the community at terrific value for money.
Brilliant! I'd previously tried and failed to teach myself through the Internet and books. The dedicated time and teaching is infinitely more effective.
Yes, I have enjoyed the lessons and found most useful the story telling, explanations and listening to the teacher, particularly at the end of evening.
I have learnt and recognised quite a number of characters since the course and my conversation level is definitely on the improve.
I have travelled to China 4 times on business since I commenced the course this year, it has been a great help and a lot of fun speaking to the local Chinese. I will be travelling back probably another 3 times before Christmas and I feel well equipped to handle many situations. Although I cannot discuss business at this stage I can get by quite easily travelling, having minor chitchat and I am able to get what I need and be understood in many situations...mostly with a lot of laughing from them. For someone who has never attempted another language and I would hate to say how long it has been since I went to school but with this course and type of teaching, I have learnt so much! I am far from the best student and do not do enough after class practise but still I have learnt.
I have recently joined your classes in Mandarin. At the time I did not know your accelerated principles, but having enjoyed every class and experienced the technique, I am to commend you. I had attended other language learning schools and find yours fun, enjoyable to the extent of finding myself eager for the next class, and on top of this I am learning Mandarin with greater depth and understanding. At this point I would like to complement Ling-Sea whom I find has a very refreshing teaching style, and allows learning Mandarin to be enjoyable.
This is just a quick note to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 2 years at ACCS. The atmosphere is friendly, the teachers always make you feel welcome and the material is very well written in a user friendly way that helps me to learn. I would like to pay particular thanks to Ling Lin Cai who has been my teacher, her teaching methodology has been fantastic, she is an extremely intelligent and well educated teacher and has an ability to really create a great team atmosphere in our class room. Ling Lin always puts in 100% and the students all really respect her, I feel that my Mandarin skills have improved this year from working with her. I will be definitely returning, as will all of our classmates from Level 6. Well-done guys keep up the great work!
Andrew Burgess General Manager Procurement, Noodle Box Pty Ltd
Just wanted to update you with how we are going with our courses, we're loving it and learning so much!! We love the way that the characters tell a story! It really sticks in our head!!!
This is the first time I have found a system of learning behind the seemingly incomprehensible, non-alphabetical language.
Dr. David Chong
I have enjoyed the classes and found the story telling, the music and the native speakers to be most useful. The suggestive element helped memorisation and motivation.
As you know the Mandarin Intensive course held in Sydney is now over and I just wanted to say that, together with my other classmates, we really enjoyed it very much. One of the main reasons we have enjoyed the course so much is certainly due to Ji Chao's extraordinary professionalism and teaching skills. For example, Ji Chao was more than happy to be stopped at any time if we did not understand something to clarify and answer our questions. She was so enthusiastic and yet non-judgmental and this made us feel so comfortable and minimised any frustrations associated with learning a new language. And yes she always had a smile and yet so skilfully managed to present all the material within the allocated time so we felt no pressure, no frustration. Beautiful experience. Thank you very much.
I really like Carol's approach. Carol possesses a nuturing, positive and encouraging teaching style, clearly founded on her obvious professionalism and competence, coupled with her clear capacity to distil the language to her students in a relaxed, but clear, supportive and coherent manner. Carol is a credit to the ACCS tutoring team.
Chris Quan too in Beginners 1 is clearly a dedicated and professional tutor. If both Carol and Chris are a reflection on the overall quality of ACCS's tutors generally, then that is ample motivation to remain with ACCS over the course of my Mandarin language study. I am very heartened that I chose ACCS.
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful Chinese course. I have always wanted to learn Mandarin, but it was always 'too hard'. Your course is just the right mixture of tradition, didactic, practice, and fun. Importantly, the mood in the classes is that 'this is easy', which really helps.Regarding Ling Sea specifically, I am continually amazed at how much she knows about learning Chinese. I am sure that in a single class, Ling Sea would tell us at least 10 ways how to get more out of the class; "write this list, practice in this way, listen in this manner". It is obvious that she has been teaching for a long time, and is a font of wisdom. She really wants us to maximise class value; she takes our learning seriously. Finally, I appreciate how closely she follows to the traditions of ACCS (eg meditation, review).
Dr Dennis Wollersheim
Chris Quan has been a really fabulous teacher - his classes are extremely enjoyable and we learn so much. I look forward to his classes each week.
Firstly I would like to thank you for the opportunity to learn Mandarin in one of your Sydney ACCS classes. I am thoroughly enjoying each lesson and look forward to every Tuesday afternoon to learn more. I am amazed at just how much I have learned in such a short period of time using your Accelerated Learning techniques and that it is actually staying in my head. I give Iris ten out of ten, she is a really great teacher and has a wicked sense of humour (hen hao).
I am enjoying the classes immensely! Very interesting, and it's much more fun than what I did at university!
I've loved every minute at the school, the teachers are fantastic and the school is so flexible and fun to be a member of. Thanks!
The ACCS classes are FABULOUS!! David was so glad that he joined up. He has learnt a lot before at university but he finds the teaching techniques used and the interesting 'stories' at ACCS very effective at assisting us to learn and remember Mandarin. I am already having fun revising the course which is presented in a creative, interesting manner and am so pleased to be able to utilise the highly effective aid of visual stories in terms of writing Chinese. Thank you so much for the opportunity to learn with ACCS.
Wendy & David Cheng
I'd just like to let you know how happy I've been with the ACCS course. I've tried a few different self-study approaches to learning Chinese and it just didn't happen. The ACCS course has really helped and I'm enjoying myself as I go. Ling Sea is part of what makes learning so much fun, and I'm very happy to hear that she'll be the teacher for the Monday class.