Group Classes 
For HSK 0-4 

Join our live courses and a community of committed learners, to enjoy a interactive learning experience to build a solid foundation and cultivate confidence in speaking Mandarin. 
  • Hightly interactive and comprehensible live sessions
  • 90% of the classes delivered in Mandarin 
  • Small groups of 3-6 students
  • Speaking activities and systemic learning right
    from the get-go
  • Meaningful connections and accountability in our exclusive community

Currently 3 levels available for HSK 0-4 students. 

If you are a learner of high HSK4 and above, check out our Mandarin Proficiency Hub program. 
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Start this learning journey by communicating,
not staying mute. 

I have come across many students who have memorized loads of words and grammar rules, but still struggle a lot to even hold simple conversations. Traditional learning methods can feel like a silent memorization game. While it is natural to feel insecure speaking a new language, we want to build the confidence and comfort to talk as soon as possible. Language is meant to help us communicate, not stay silent! 

🤝 Interactive Learning
We prioritize building a solid pronunciation foundation from the start, as it gets harder to fix bad habits later on. In this course, you'll have ample opportunities to practice pronunciation with instant feedback. 

BUT, it'won't be boring drills, as we aquire a language in context, not isolated vocabulary lists. I apply a variety of teaching methods like Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), TPR, TPRS. With 90% of the classes delivered in Mandarin to maximize your input, I will introduce new words with pictures, gestures, and simple real-life examples. Then you will answer some easy personalized questions with the new words / grammar, so you understand and internalize how to use them. After that, you will hear comprehensible dialogues or short stories with visual aids, answer my questions, and even re-tell the story. 

Our interactive sessions are crafted to spark conversations. You won't just learn words; you'll use them in sentences, unlocking the power of practical communication.

🌐 Join a Community of Speakers
Learning is more fun together! Connect with fellow learners, share learning resources, and celebrate your language victories as a community. Mandarin is not just a language; it's a window to a rich culture, and we're here to explore it together.

How do we learn at Stickynote?

To master a language, consistent and frequent exposure is key. At Stickynote, I try to create as much input and accountability for my students as possible. 
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HERE IS HOW WE LEARN IN A CLASS 
 WARM-UP
We kick off with a friendly chat. I'll ask questions related to your daily life, using the language points we've covered in previous classes. 

 New Words
A few key words / grammar points are introduced in Mandarin via gestures, pictures, examples, and simple personalized questions.

 story time
You will hear a short dialogue or a simple story with visual cues of pictures and gestures. I'll ask questions to check your comprehension. It's a chance for you to clarify any questions.

  Practice and creativity
Time to put your skills to the test. You'll practice the dialogues through role-play, re-tell the story or even craft your own in similar scenarios.

    AFTER CLASS
Complete your quizzes;
Prace new words with flashcards;
Answer popup questions and complete speaking projects in our online community

COURSES

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Not sure about your level? Let's find out together!

A THRIVING COMMUNITY

What my students say?

"I’ve been learning Mandarin with Jun since June 2022, and I’m so glad I decided to do so! Jun is a wonderful teacher who makes the class very fun. She’s always open to feedback and comes up with enjoyable and engaging way to help us learn Mandarin! Each lesson smoothly builds upon the previous one. I really like that the course does not solely focus on speaking, but on listening, reading, and writing skills as well. I’ve spent many years struggling to learn languages throughout school, but I’ve never picked up one so quickly, or enjoyed the language learning experience as much as I have with Jun. The classes are very affordable and well worth the investment. What an honor it has been learning from Jun! I look forward to every class and I’m excited to continue learning in the future!"
Logan  
"Jun is one of the best instructors I’ve ever had in my various fields of study. She has a deep understanding of both English and Mandarin as languages, and knows how to teach English speakers to adapt their speaking skills specifically to Mandarin. With fun exercises and engaging materials, Jun is able to teach patterns and tips that really help students remember grammar concepts and vocabulary. She is truly driven to help her students learn and is able to accommodate each student at their own pace by providing all the time and resources needed. For me, the best part was the welcoming and diverse student group that creates a safe space for people of all backgrounds and identities to learn. She knows how to foster the perfect learning environment and do her best to make one of the hardest languages in the world manageable for any student. Thank you Jun!"
Cyrus 
"Jun is an excellent teacher, who is able to create a welcome learning environment for students of any level! She is very thoughtful in her feedback and provides multiple opportunities within class and office hours to participate and practice speaking, reading, and listening. Jun never makes any student feel dumb for mispronouncing words or making mistakes, and instead encourages you to think about what it is you were trying to say, and then will work through it with you. She is an incredibly effective teacher, and I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning Mandarin! "
Rebecca 
"Growing up, I never picked up on the Chinese language skills. It was easier for me to default to English (and admittedly, it still is). However, I knew deep down, I wanted to learn. This was something I wanted to change and when I saw the opportunity to learn from Stickynote Chinese. I jumped onboard right away. I was nervous and vulnerable at first. However, in addition to being knowledgeable, Jun has been patient, accommodating, and genuine. I have been attending classes for years now and currently have no intentions on stopping. I truly feel this has been a transformational journey for me. I can definitely see how much my Mandarin has improved over the years and always look forward to attending each class. "
Leslie 
"I started learning Mandarin with Jun at the beginning of 2020, and was impressed with the transition to online. Jun is a pleasure to work with, very knowledgeable about both the language and culture, and teaches us modern ways of communicating in China. She also provides great background information and insight into the origins of the vocabulary we are learning, which helps with retaining the knowledge. I would recommend Jun to any adult Mandarin learners. I have had a very good experience. "
Tristan 
"Wu Laoshi is a great Chinese teacher who mixes both formal Chinese lessons with colloquial Chinese in her classes, whilst explaining both Pinyin and Chinese characters to ensure the development of her students in the most well-rounded way possible. As a (bad) Cantonese speaker, working with her has been a pleasure as she helps me navigate idiosyncrasies between the two dialects and random gaps in knowledge. "
DAO ROUNG 
Meet the instructor

Jun Wu

Hi friends, I'm Jun. I've been teaching Chinese language and culture for over a decade, and hold a B.A. in Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language, and a M.Ed in Curriculum Design and Teaching Methodology.

As a life-long language learner myself, I know what it’s like to feel stuck and lost when learning a second language. Now after having lived and taught in three different countries to students of all levels and ages, from elementary school to university courses, I'm fascinated not only by the differences among cultures, but how much we share in common. 

Together, we will make this learning process fun while making meaningful connections along the way!
Patrick Jones - Course author
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