Chinese Tutors Online

Let us hand-pick your certified, native Chinese speaking, personal tutor and get immersed in the language - from the comfort of home.

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Want to learn or improve your Chinese?

What if you no longer had to:

Get to know your  Chinese teacher

Pay sky-high private Chinese tutor rates

Personalized  Chinese learning experience

Move as fast as the slowest person in a group class

 Chinese lesson calendar

Make travel plans for every single lesson

A personal guide in your Chinese learning journey

As with any journey, having a guide to show you the way can make the difference between finding the right path or getting lost. The path to learn Chinese is no different.

At Live Lingua your class coordinators will match you with the perfect teacher - your "language learning guide". You will get the undivided attention of a certified Chinese tutor and the same level of interaction you'd have by being in the room with them.

You will learn everything about the language and be able to ask them about their culture. This will bring your Chinese lessons to life.

A personal Chinese guide in your journey to another culture

"Short of going to an Chinese speaking country and living there Live Lingua is the best method I have found to learn Chinese. Don't waste your time with the software like Rosetta Stone, and start taking live classes with a teacher." Shahana M.

"If you want to learn [Mandarin] Chinese, then you have to take classes with a native Chinese tutor. There is really no alternative, and Live Lingua is the best at what they do. Excellent curriculum, class preparation and support. Live Lingua is the BEST online language learning service on the internet." Vivian N.

"What a great idea and service. My takes me all over Asia, but I am based out of Beijing. The problem is that all my coworkers speak English, so between them and my travelling I am not able to learn Chinese. But with my Skype lessons I can have class consistently. You guys rock!" Jenny C.

Chinese class begins when it suits you.

Fit learning Chinese into your busy schedule.

Chinese lessons
Get to know your teacher

No generic baseline evaluation. We're interested in finding out what you'd like to learn about, why you want to be able to speak Chinese and even what your learning style is.

Personalized learning experience

Once we've connected you with your ideal tutor, you'll get your personalized learning program. See progress after every single lesson, move at a pace you're comfortable with.

Individual style and learning program

Whether you want to be challenged and pushed to progress, or you need patience and understanding, your lessons will always follow your learning style and individual needs.

Fit lessons in to your schedule

Balance your workload with other commitments and learn Chinese from your laptop, computer, phone or tablet.

Your journey to comfortably speaking Chinese starts in just 4 simple steps

Tell us about yourself

Tell us about yourself

Let us know about your learning style, what your current Chinese level is and your goals for learning.

Get expertly matched a tutor

Get expertly matched

Our class coordinator will pair you up with your perfect tutor based on your profile and preferences.

Take a free 30 min trial Chinese lessons

Take a free 30 min trial lesson

Get familiar with your tutor and experience what it's like to learn with Live Lingua.

Schedule future Chinese lessons

Schedule future lessons

Use your online calendar to pick dates and times that suit you for future Chinese lessons.

"It took Live Lingua to make one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn easy and fun. Thank you very much." Eric W.

The  Chinese immersion experience

Like learning in a Chinese-speaking country

Chinese lessons

If you don't live in a Chinese-speaking country, you probably know how hard it can be to get to the point where you can speak the language naturally. Especially if you're new to it.

Maybe you know Chinese vocabulary, and you just can't seem to piece it together without the translator on your phone.

You may even use a book or online digital course to try to learn. You feel great about your Chinese, then you go out in the local community, only to realize that that you are unable to speak or understand it in the real world.

Our mission is for you to experience what it's like to immerse yourself in the Chinese language. Not only during your lessons, but in your day-to-day. Keeping you engaged and consistently refreshing what you learn, with additional reading resources and audio courses.

Founders - Laura & Ray

Learning a language brings people together

About us

Laura was a certified language teacher from Mexico, and Ray was a volunteer for the Peace Corps from the US.

They co-founded Live Lingua from a first-hand experience of how much language brings people together.

What today is Live Lingua, started as a brick & mortar language school that they started after getting married in 2008. Our students were naturally immersed in the language and culture, every single day. Now, we've redesigned it as a school online, so we're able to bring the language immersion experience to you.

Take your first step to finally feeling comfortable speaking Chinese

Let's connect you with a hand-picked native-speaking tutor today.

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