chinese classes los angelesMandarin Chinese is spoken by over 1 billion people worldwide making it the world’s most spoken language. With the Chinese Economy set to become the world’s largest in 10 years, Mandarin is an increasingly advantageous language to learn.  Mandarin is also one of the oldest languages with Chinese history dating back to more than 5,000 years. In today’s world, the Chinese language continues to grow, change, and modernize. Strommen will make sure that you stay at the forefront of new terminology and slang as well as formal Mandarin so that you will be as equally comfortable ordering dim sum in Beijing as you are closing a business deal in Taiwan.



With a Strommen tutor you will speak Mandarin Chinese on the first class. A private session is more effective, efficient and convenient than enrolling in a group class. Your Strommen tutor will be a perfect fit for your needs and learning style. We equate 10 hours of private classes with a full semester in a traditional college or group class.

Scheduling is convenient (7 days a week, any time of day), and you can start right away. You can easily reschedule, so you will never miss a class and get left behind. In a private class you do the speaking. There are no other students to hide behind or take up all of the teacher’s time. Your tutor will make sure you progress at your pace, rather than the pace of the best (or worst) student in the class. Strommen  further enriches your learning experience with free podcasts, videos, online resources, Strommen Language Meetups around LA, group classes, workshops and even an annual immersion trip to China.

Getting started is easy, just fill out or student application or call and we will help choose the best tutor for you. We decide on a specific tutor based on a number of criteria including a professional gut-feeling. We will make sure it is the perfect match. As a student, your Strommen tutor will be highly dedicated to you, but if they happen to go to China for vacation or you feel like switching it up a bit, rest assured you can always get a substitute or alternate teacher. The locations for our private classes are very convenient (believe it or not we probably have a location down the street). Many of our tutors meet at cafes, at their home office, or anywhere you like. We believe it’s fundamentally wrong to really learn a language from a text book, audio CD, or computer program. It’s time to get away from the computer, grab a coffee and meet your Strommen tutor to have a real conversation!


Check out our Group Class Schedule here. Strommen Group Classes are a fun, social, and an even more affordable alternative to our private classes. We organize traditional classes like “Beginner Mandarin” as well as workshops like “Traveller Mandarin”.  For a full list of our group classes and enrollment info head over to our Group Class Schedule.


Some tutors have specific rates (higher than below), however the below rates are typically available for most of our French tutors.

Private Mandarin Chinese Classes Los Angeles:

  • 1 hour $69
  • 10 hour package $590 ($59 hourly)
  • Best Deal! 20 hour package $980 ($49 hourly) – Intended for students that will take at least 1 hour per week.

Group Mandarin Chinese Classes Los Angeles :

$230 Early Bird rate for 12 hours (8 weeks)
$260 for 12 hours (8 weeks)
Check out our Group class schedule for more info.

More options and discounts:
At your home or office? Add only $20 for travel.
Save $10 hourly by taking class with a friend! Ask about our family and corporate discounts.
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Fill out your info on our contact page here and we will be in touch within 24 hours with a personalized recommendation for your needs, or just give us a call M-S 9am to 5pm at 323 638 9787 – You can also check our FAQ page for more info!980


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Have questions? Call us at 323-638-9787 to speak with us or check our FAQ. Here are some common questions:

What is the best course to learn Chinese?

Well, we think that our program is the best in Los Angeles. We vet our teachers carefully to ensure they will provide our students the best language instruction, both in person and online. Lessons are available in small groups, or in private one-on-one settings. 

How can I learn Chinese by myself?

There are many resources available online for the motivated  language learner. However Strommen strongly believes in our approach of intensive one-on-one or small group lessons. Our results speak for themselves as demonstrated by our  250+5 star yelp reviews.

Is Chinese actually hard to learn?

Chinese in all its forms is considered one of the, if not the most difficult language to learn for a new student. On the other hand, it is also the most widely spoken language in the world, spoken by over a billion people. This makes learning Chinese an extremely rewarding choice as a Chinese speaker will be able to communicate with a huge portion of humanity and greatly expand the opportunities available to them, both professionally and culturally.

Can I learn Chinese in 3 months?

In general, 10 hours of private Chinese classes equates to one semester of university/college classes. Each student learns at their own pace, but our small groups and private lessons will ensure you are speaking Chinese in no time at all.