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.
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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



Hi everybody. My name is Nicholas and I am a Mandarin Teacher for Strommen. Language Background: I studied Mandarin at St. Olaf College for 4 years and studied abroad in Shanghai studying Mandarin at the East China Normal University. After graduating, I moved to China to improve my language. While in China, I was translating at the Beijing Olympics, hosting TV shows, and teaching English. I had the time of my life and my Mandarin is at a native level in all areas including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Teaching Experience: I have 5 years teaching experience in China, Singapore, and Hong Kong. I taught students ranging in levels from beginner to advanced and ranging in age from children to adults. As a teacher, I create and execute effective and interesting lessons that are reflective of my personality. With each of my students, there has been significant improvement in all areas of the language and most importantly in students' confidence with the language. I think Mandarin is one of the most fun languages to know and it feels good to use the language when I travel to Asia, when I order a tea in LA Chinatown, and when I keep in touch with my Chinese friends.

Locations: Oro Valley, Arizona, Tucson

Hello, my name is Xi. I am from Beijing, China. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in English from China Foreign Affairs University. I have been living in Los Angeles for a couple of years now. Prior to coming to this country, I worked as an administrator for an English training company for about five years. I am currently working on my Mathematical Economics degree here in the U.S. I volunteer for my neighborhood church and actively participate in my community’s activities. I have enjoyed working at Strommen as a Mandarin teacher for the past few years. I am excited about teaching Mandarin along with Chinese culture during my sessions. I like jogging, travelling, pets and gourmet foods. I love having new experiences and learning new things. I look forward to working with you.

Locations: Los Angeles, Los Feliz, Silver Lake

Hi! I am a trained and certified Mandarin teacher from Taipei Language Institute, Taiwan.�I�ve taught Mandarin to private clienteles since 2001 as well as in group classes at Department of Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC) while obtaining my Master of Fine Arts degree in animation at the�UCLA School of Theater, Film&TV. As a bilingual filmmaker/animator, Mandarin teacher, and copywriter/translator/interpreter, I have worked on many international productions and film festivals providing bilingual services throughout the years. My students range from young children to TV/Film industry professionals like Hal Sparks (actor/comedian) and David Brooks (producer/director). With experience in teaching languages, art and animation, I am patient, fun and creative in my teaching style. I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your goals!

Locations: Venice, Culver City, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey

Hi I'm Kris! I began my journey with Mandarin Chinese while working with Chinese immigrants in Dallas, TX, so I empathize with US-based Chinese learners!
It can be hard picking up such a difficult language state-side, but communicating in a language as beautiful and fascinating as Mandarin is a thrill well worth the challenge. After becoming fairly fluent through my own self-immersion efforts, I moved to China, SiChuan, Chengdu where I helped found an English Language Training Center. It was an adventure in not only furthering my language ability, but also immersing myself in Chinese culture, especially business culture.
After the school was up and running, I returned to the US and attended the world-renowned Chinese program of Brigham Young University where I all but achieved a double major in Political Science and Mandarin. Instead, I graduated early to teach full-time in New York City where I concurrently earned an M.Ed. From Hunter College. I have taught at every level from Elementary to University, and many subjects including, but not limited to: ESL, Economics, History, even Theology! I am passionate about teaching and it shows in my classes. In teaching Chinese, I emphasize SOUNDING Chinese! I am committed to making sure that your Chinese tones are correct and that your accent turns heads, opens doors, and conveys the level of respect one would want when doing business with the world's oldest and most storied culture.

Locations: Santa Fe, New Mexico

I am a native Chinese speaker who grew up in Beijing. Since 2015, I’ve been teaching Mandarin part-time to both children and adults. Languages hold a special place in my heart, I also have been studying French, Latin and Norwegian. As an experienced language learner and teacher, I believe there are no shortcuts, nor the absolute method to master a language. I help each student to come up with the best approach based on their goals, personalities and time; by implementing proven methods such as: comprehensible inputs, transcription technique, traditional study…etc. I emphasize on pronunciation, helping students to produce difficult sounds effectively. It is very important to me that my students are having fun while learning! I welcome feedback at any time to ensure quality and learning outcomes.

Locations: Silverlake, Pasadena, Glendale, Eagle Rock, Los Feliz

Hello, my name is Sibyl. I grew up in China and moved to the US 10 years ago. I tutored while I was attending school at the University of Southern California. Since graduating from college, I've been working in film and TV as a translator and interpreter. My approach to teaching Chinese is to have the students set the goals they want to achieve and then divide and conquer. If this is something that interests you, I hope to see you soon!

Locations: Hollywood, West Hollywood, Fairfax, La Brea

Hi my name is Michael, and I am a very experienced English teacher and Mandarin Chinese Instructor. I lived in Ottawa and Montreal, Canada, until I was 23. Upon graduation from Concordia University I moved to Busan, South Korea, to teach EFL. I stayed there for two years, from 1997 to 1999, teaching at a few language schools and a university, while making some lifelong friends. I then moved to Tainan, Taiwan, from 2000 to 2006. I studied Chinese at National Cheng-Kung University, while teaching EFL at various schools, including a high school, where I taught for the last two years. Realizing that I needed to upgrade my skills and qualifications, I decided to come to Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, where I am now earning a Master in TESOL at the University of Southern Queensland. I am also teaching in Study Tours, with groups of students from Korea and Japan, who come and study here for a few weeks to a month.

As for my teaching philosophy, I enjoy monitoring my pupils in their aspirations of learning and engaging in the English language and its culture. It is my aim to ensure that all of my students excel in their academic and personal lives. Now, more than ever, sociolinguistics and communicative language teaching are at the forefront of the syllabus; thus, it is my goal to make sure that my scholars learn proper, academic English, as well as English used in authentic, real-life situations.

Michael learned Mandarin Chinese while living in Tainan, Taiwan in the early 2000s at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) 國立成功大學, usually ranked in the top three in Taiwan.
Michael specializes in speaking and listening, while students can definitely learn reading as well as grammar and sentence structure. Writing is best done in a student's own time.
Michael can teach you the context of the words and Chinese through the cultures of China and Taiwan. Moreover, he can add his own sentences and questions to the lessons in order to make it conversational and fun for you. He can also tailor make the lessons according to your own specific needs.


Name: Yvonne About: Hello, my name is Yvonne and I'm from Taiwan. I am majoring in Hospitality Management in Taiwan and will be graduating in 2024. Currently studying Korean in Busan, South Korea, and will return to Taiwan in June, 2023. I love learning foreign languages and find it interesting to make friends with local language. I think my strength is being able to teach difficult Chinese pronunciation correctly. Chinese is divided into Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, and I can teach both Chinese. As for my teaching philosophy, I think the most important thing in learning Chinese is pronunciation, so I will teach pronunciation clearly from the beginning. Practice makes perfect, so I will arrange simple homework. My teaching style is flexible, and sometimes I also listen to Chinese songs or watch Chinese videos as teaching materials.

Locations: Taiwan
Hin Ming Frankie


Hello, 你好,my name is Zhuoru Jiang, I'm a graduate student at University of Pittsburgh majoring in foreign language education, I'm part time Chinese teacher at Pittsburgh Chinese school, and also a Chinese tutor on Varsity Tutor. I'm from China, Chinese is my first language. I love teaching Chinese and Chinese cultures, I love helping students to learn Chinese and solve their problems. I believe I can help you a lot on your Chinese learning.

Locations: Pittsburgh

Ni Hao, my name is Linna. I was born and raised in China and received a postgraduate degree in Chinese language and literature. I have taught Chinese to students from different countries for over 30 years. With my experience, I truly understand how to teach Chinese as a second language. I think you will find me to be a very patient and friendly teacher. If you study with me, I aim to help you feel relaxed. My lessons will be focused on your needs. We can study together in a simple and friendly learning atmosphere. I guarantee that after 2-3 months of study, you will be able to communicate in Chinese or do some Chinese reading by yourself, and your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills will be improved. Trust me, I can help you achieve your dream!

Teaching Approach

My approach to teaching Chinese as a tutor would focus on creating an engaging and interactive learning environment that fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. I would begin by assessing the needs and goals of my student, whether they are looking to improve their Chinese language skills for personal or professional reasons.
From there, I would create a customized curriculum that includes a variety of teaching methods and materials, such as textbooks, online resources, and multimedia content. My teaching approach would also involve a lot of practice and feedback to help my students build confidence and proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and listening.
In addition to traditional language instruction, I would incorporate cultural and historical aspects of China into my lessons, which would give my students a deeper understanding and appreciation of the language and the culture that it represents. Overall, my teaching approach would be tailored to the unique needs and learning styles of each individual student, to help them achieve fluency and proficiency in Chinese.

Locations: Boulder
Bi yin

Nǐ hǎo, Who am I ? (Wǒ shì shéi?) As an Ancient history lover I spend my time learning about historical facts from various perspectives,and continue to follow up with the global updates in my capacity. During my stay in the US, I also did cross-cultural reflections that help my current career well. Now, enjoy the life and remote work in Shanghai. I love sharing my native language Mandarin with visualized & scenario-based methodology Including some short videos I shot/edited & integrated! Certainly, I am open to know more about this world, while I enjoy working from home. As an online on-going language contractor for an European consulate and an American e-learning company, and I also would like to develop more programs through e-learning platforms in my spare time. I'm good at time management due to I work from home without road trip. It is truly believed in a communicative and interactive class will bring us a great deal of understanding and smiles, which can relax both the instructor and the learners. Learning from some mistakes, and improving by my professional coach. If you want an effective and visualized way of learning Mandarin easily, please book a demo class. I know I will be a good fit for those adult learners and professionals whom would like to know more about China and Chinese culture and business through learning Mandarin as one of effective pathways. Xie xie Thanks

Locations: Shanghai

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.