We love seeing smiling faces of children while they learn the Chinese language at Happy Mandarin! It gives us the greatest joy to impart this language and teach them the culture of the great Chinese land. Read on below to know what our students and parents have to say.
My name is Rohan Khaleghian. I have been learning Chinese for almost 3 years with Mrs. Reem, or in Mandarin Chinese: Reem老师 (Reem Laoshi). I’ve been able to learn so much with Reem Laoshi. I enjoy her method of teaching, which combines daily Mandarin words, songs, poetry, proverbs, sayings, dialogues as well as the vocabularies from the book.
As someone who might be thinking of learning Mandarin Chinese, you’d probably be overwhelmed with the amount of Chinese characters you have to learn. Reem Laoshi teaches characters in a very set and strict manner. Her method of teaching Chinese characters closely mimics that of Chinese schools, in the sense that one must write the characters in a specific order and must make sure that their writing is correct and beautiful. Reem Laoshi studied Chinese calligraphy as a youth and thus treasures the importance of writing Chinese characters structurally correct. Due to this, she pays a lot of importance to teaching her students the correct way of writing characters. My writing has so much improved, and now I am able to write both simple and complex characters correctly, quickly, fluently and confidently!
Reem Laoshi often shares stories from her childhood about the various interesting cultures and traditions of China. She doesn’t just rigidly stick to the textbook but gives extra information. To make sure we have a good understanding of the People’s Republic of China, she teaches Chinese history, geography, the National Anthem, culture, music, and if you’re lucky, Chinese food! After only 3 years in Reem Laoshi’s class(once in a week), I am at HSK (汉语水平考试) Level 3 and I recently went on a “Student Exchange” program to Dalian and Beijing in China. I was able to handle daily routine for me and my dad and speak Mandarin with local people confidently!
Reem Laoshi helps out when it comes to practicing Chinese. She provides lessons for parents so they can create a Mandarin language environment within the home! Reem Laoshi can help recommend a few Chinese TV shows with English subtitles depending on your age. Reem Laoshi strives for excellence and regularly stays in touch with you, be it via WhatsApp, WeChat, or even just on the phone. Even during the summer holidays, Reem Laoshi regularly calls, WhatsApps, and emails. I’ve been able to learn so much more from Reem Laoshi than any other teacher, she’s truly passionate about her work and she strives to make sure that each and every one of her students is able to progress in their Chinese studies at a fast rate.
Mrs. Reem is an attentive and caring teacher. She carefully studies each child and tailors her lessons and home learning assignments to each child individually rather than relying on a one-size-fits-all approach. Her support extends beyond the classroom, with regular whatsapp messages, voice samples and an “open call” policy whereby children can contact her during the week for additional assistance as required. She is very much loved by her students, not only as a teacher but also as someone with genuine and heart-felt interest in their progress and development.
I would deeply like to thank you, my wonderful Chinese teacher, for giving me the opportunity to have free access to learning this new language with my children, Michelle and Antony. This is the best quality time ever that I have spent with my kids.
Your only concern is the progress and the education of my kids, as well as for myself. You have a big heart and lots of patience. Teachers like you are hard to find and impossible to forget! Whenever my children hear your name, a big smile lights up on their faces, and your lessons always go by so quickly! I wouldn’t have thought that that my own 13 years old son, would sing the song for you in Chinese!
Finally in would like to add that, I appreciate the time and efforts you put in for preparing every single lesson and ability to make this subject so interesting.
Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for three of us!
We feel so lucky to have gotten you as Nathan’s Chinese language teacher for the last one year. Nathan started in your class with no knowledge of Chinese. Both John and I feel that he has learned so many new words and we are proud of his progress in your class.
You have such enthusiasm and patience. You also have a dynamic way that you deliver lessons and encourage participation during class. You’ve built a strong foundation for Nathan for his Chinese language skills.
You also go the extra mile when you feel that he does not understand and we appreciate your time and your ability to help him.
You’ve done a fantastic job, and thank you for everything.
Ola Al Ahmad
I really enjoy coming to Miss Reem’s class every Saturday. She always begins her class in a very well organised way and can manage the time very well. We love her sense of humour and find her classes very enjoyable. I really like the way she treats all students with care and respect. Her class environment is very comfortable for students and their parents. Every one can speak freely in class which creates an atmosphere of understanding in the class. She teaches us with an appropriate pace stopping to check on students engagement and understanding. I appreciate her immediate and frequent feedback and she always encourages students and praises their answers. Her homework is also well planned with a variety of activities and provides parents with weekly review sheets that are very helpful.We are very happy to be part of Mrs Reem’s classes, she makes learning Chinese more fun!
Many thanks Mrs Reem, you are the BEST!