Katie Tian Kai 

Ms. Katie Tian Kai holds an Education Master's from the University of Auckland (2018) and another Master's in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2014). In 2019, Katie made the move to Canada, settling in Ottawa where she enjoys life with her young family.Boasting over a decade in the educational field, Katie has taught students of all ages, from primary to university. During her time at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in Shanghai, she helped craft the innovative study-in-China bootcamp program and delivered Chinese courses to students from renowned universities like Colombia and Pennsylvania State. Beyond this, she's also made her mark teaching non-credit Chinese courses to professionals at the University of Auckland in Zealand and Carleton University in Canada.Katie is deeply interested in language learning theories, educational psychology, and the potential of generative AI in language education. She incorporates these insights into her teaching, emphasizing native-speaker interactions, prioritizing spoken communication, and creating an inviting atmosphere where students feel empowered to practice and improve their language abilities.

Guo Xinyu 郭欣羽

Greetings, everyone! I'm Xinyu, specializing in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. With a background in Chinese language and literature, as well as pedagogy, I bring a vibrant and cheerful energy to the classroom. My passion for travel and dance adds a unique flair to my teaching style, making the learning experience both engaging and enjoyable. I excel in fostering student interaction and seamlessly infuse cultural elements into language lessons. Beyond mastering the Chinese language, I aim to immerse students in the rich tapestry of Chinese culture

Li Jingyi 李静怡

    Hello, I'm Jingyi, holding a master's degree in
    Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, complemented by a bachelor's degree in Japanese from Shanghai International Studies University. Further enriching my academic journey, I undertook an intercultural course at Warwick University. My teaching approach centers on igniting students' curiosity and enthusiasm for learning Chinese. Outside the classroom, my interests span travel, documentaries, and photography, reflecting a commitment to making the language-learning journey both enlightening and enjoyable.

Xie Yiyang  解依洋

    Greetings! I'm Yiyang, hailing from Shandong Province and currently pursuing my studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. My language repertoire includes English and Spanish, reflecting my passion for cross-cultural communication. Known for my optimistic, cheerful, and patient demeanor, I bring a positive energy to the learning environment. In my leisure time, I indulge in the joys of music and cinema, further enhancing my ability to connect with students on a personal level. I look forward to sharing my linguistic and cultural insights to make your Chinese learning experience both rewarding and enjoyable.

Rooted in traditional linguistic pedagogy and teaching methodologies, MandarinPlus offers innovative courses with the transformative capabilities of generative AI applications.

At MandarinPlus, we recognize the significance of a structured and systematic approach to language acquisition. Our curriculum is designed to cater to learners of varying proficiency levels, including to those planning to take the Chinese official language proficiency test (HSK).

Central to our approach is the integration of native-speaker interactions, a cornerstone that brings authenticity and real-world context to your language acquisition experience. We prioritize spoken communication as a primary means of fostering practical language skills, enabling you to confidently engage in conversations and navigate various scenarios with ease.

What sets us apart is our incorporation of cutting-edge generative AI applications. By harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, we tailor our teaching methods to suit your individual learning style and pace. This adaptive approach guarantees a personalized curriculum that aligns with your strengths and addresses your areas of improvement, leading to faster and more efficient language acquisition.