I am a retired Professor of French, who spent a career directly engaged in supervising language-learning classes. In my long
experience, I have never encountered a more brilliant language teacher than Dina Shen, whose school, Fast Learning
Chinese, should serve as a model for how to teach the Chinese language.
- Richard Klein/Cornell University
After having taken 3 levels of Fast Learning Chinese (with no prior exposure to the language), I am amazed by the level I
have achieved and by how much I can say, write and understand of the Chinese language. I know that my accomplishments
are undoubtedly a result of your undeniable talent as a language teacher. I, myself, am a French teacher so I know a good
teacher when I see one.
- Muriel Placet-Kouassi/Drew University, NJ.
Having completed Fast Learning Chinese level 1 class, I am very pleasantly surprised by how quickly I was able to begin to
speak and start to form my very own sentences in Mandarin. During the level 1 class I found that each of the lessons were
planned out very well . Dina has a unique teaching style that keeps you interested and wanting to learn more. Out of the
many different subjects I have had to study for I can wholeheartedly say that this was one of the few times that I actually
enjoyed going to class.
- Allen Nip/Morgan Stanley.
Unlike those resources, Dina eschews rote memorization and instead teaches you character mnemonics that are so useful,
you can soon guess the meaning of characters you've never seen before. Dina also teaches you a foundation in grammar
syntax with heuristics so you can quickly construct your own full sentences with ease. Dina makes learning Mandarin fast
and fun, and if you put in the work with her lessons, you will learn Mandarin better than even some native Chinese.
- Glenn S./IBM
Fast Learning Chinese offers unparalleled Chinese language instruction to students of all levels and
needs. Founded in 2007, Fast Learning Chinese has established itself as one of the most popular and
highly-rated Chinese language schools in the New York City area. Our unique and dynamic program will
help students learn Mandarin Chinese easily and quickly. We focus on our students’ listening, speaking,
reading and writing ability during each and every lesson.
Fast Learning Chinese is certified by the State Education Department of New York
|The video above was produced entirely by our own students in July, 2015
|Dina is an excellent teacher with boundless enthusiasm and passion for teaching. She has designed
each and every one of her lessons to be both interesting and understandable. She has spent years
creating and perfecting her unique program, and she is confident that she can teach anyone how to
learn Chinese in a faster, easier, more fun and efficient way.
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We have tailored our program to fit any level and any need. Each level builds upon vocabulary and concepts from the
previous level. We highly recommend completing all the classes in one level before moving onto the next. If you have prior
experience with Chinese, please contact us to determine which program is the best fit for you.
Level 1 (22 lessons) - Beginner
Learn to converse comfortably in many general topics, read, write and completely understand over 170 basic characters.
Learn to pronounce, understand and properly use over 750 words and phrases. Learn the basic sentence patterns and
structures, so you can construct your own sentences using the correct grammar and pronunciation. This is an excellent
starting point to fully learning the language and serves as a strong foundation.
Level 2 (28 lessons) - Intermediate
An intensive program for intermediate students. Drastically increase and build upon your vocabulary, speaking, reading and
writing ability. Students will be able to read and write over 425 characters and create over 1000 new words and phrases.
Students will therefore be able to understand and write Chinese short stories and letters.
Level 3 (28 lessons) - Advanced
A thorough program for advanced students. Practice and learn how to carry a formal business conversation, quickly
understand questions, build responses, translate and write out hundreds of sentences. Students will be able to
read and write over 665 characters, create over 1020 new words and phrases, and write complete essays in Chinese.
Level 4 (34 lessons) - Proficient
Our most advanced level where classes are held entirely in Chinese. Students will be trained to listen and immediately
comprehend what is being said. This is the most difficult aspect to master in the Chinese language. The goal of this level is
to help students read and write proficiently in Chinese using only characters and no English. Students will be able to
comfortably speak about almost any major topic.
Private instruction, customized to each student's current level and personal needs. This is the best option for students who
need a more tailored and one-on-one approach, who may already know how to speak, but not how to read or write, and
students who want a more flexible schedule.
Online Video Classes
Learn Chinese anywhere, anytime. Every single one of our classes has been recorded in HD for you to watch and learn at
your own pace. With Vimeo, you can pay to watch our online video classes one lesson at a time. If you have questions
along the way, you can schedule a call or email us and we will help you answer all your questions.
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|Meet Your Teacher: Dina Shen
|Register online to reserve your seat, and pay the $40 deposit. Then, all you need to do is come for your first lesson!
If you do not enjoy it, we will refund your deposit immediately. If you do like it and decide to move forward with the
program, you can enroll and make the payment for the level.
We guarantee that you will be satisfied with our Chinese learning program. With just one lesson, you will be able to
speak over 100 sentences, ask questions in Chinese, and start reading and writing.
|Learn Chinese with the most experienced Mandarin teacher
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May 25th - 31st, one week off for Memorial Day
July 1st - 6th, one week off for Independence Day
Nov. 25th - 30th, one week off for Thanksgiving Day
|Fast Learning Chinese
147 W 35th Street Suite 1005
New York NY 10001