I found (Quick Mandarin) system makes learning (Chinese) much more simple. It's a very fun learning experience with Quick Mandarin.
Diplomat, General Consulate of Costa Rica
Highly recommended! Yao Zhang's Absolute Beginner course is an outstanding way to gain exposure to the Chinese language through its focus on building vocabulary, learning pronunciation and practical applications of the language. Students come from diverse ethnic and career backgrounds and the class has a low student-teacher ratio so you get plenty of direct coaching in these fun hands-on lessons, not to mention the fantastic view from the 63rd floor of the Empire State Building! I plan to take the Intermediate course this fall!
Michael K. Marinic
Manager, Fortune 100 Company
What should I mention first about Yao and his teaching? It could be the logical, yet human, way he leads even the greenest beginner forward through the thickets of a new language. Or it might be the way he somehow makes learning Mandarin seem approachable, even fun. Perhaps it would be his laser-like focus on each student's success, striking a careful balance between gentle reassurance and carefully-timed jolts of motivation. Yet, even more than any of these, I was struck by how, under Yao's calm and friendly leadership, a small class full of strangers transformed itself into a band of friends, pulling for each other, steadily gaining confidence and reinforcing each other's success.
With Yao's unique method of instructing Mandarin Chinese, I feel like I can actually take a trip to China and get around on my own. Learning Mandarin logically is the best way to go, and with Yao's Mandarin Quick Learn program I succeeded far beyond my expectations!
St. Johns University
Yao Zhang's method of teaching is based on logic and content...you learn the basics while learning practical applications and conversation. Yao tailored his curriculum based on my individual needs, which made it easy to learn the particular words and phrases I needed to get around in my industry. He's patient, which helps while learning this difficult language. You won't find a faster route to speaking Mandarin Chinese than through Yao's approach.
Yao Zhang teaches Mandarin to several Canadian diplomats and myself in the Canadanian Consulate, he is also teacher to my wife and my children. He is a young enthusiastic professor and proud of his work, very dedicated in the preparation of his lessons and very professional in the execution of his work.
Consul General, Consulate General of Canada