eChineseLearning (ECL) is one of the world’s largest and most renowned Chinese language online teaching companies. Established in 2006, ECL has a long and rich history of teaching Chinese language online to learners from all over the globe. It has accumulated vast Chinese language teaching experience in the process, and has a team of hundreds of highly trained professional instructors who teach Chinese as a foreign language.
Professional Teachers at ECL
The teachers at ECL are graduates of some of the most prominent universities in the world, such as Stanford University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Beijing Language and Culture University. Every single instructor at ECL has a solid teaching experience and a unique perception of the Chinese and Western culture. With a history that spans over a period of more than 14 years, the teachers have been offering individually tailored Chinese courses for kids, teens and adults of all ages. While most of the instructors reside in China, some of the teaching professionals come from the United Kingdom and the United States.
Students at ECL
More than a quarter of a million students (256,000) studied Chinese language at ECL. While most of the learners come from the United States, many are from Australia, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and other parts of the globe. The students are divided into three distinct age groups：kids, teens and adults.
The reasons to study Chinese vary widely across the students. Some of the students at ECL are trying to meet the needs of daily communication with Chinese people. Other students at ECL are genuinely fascinated with China and its culture and are on the quest to learn more about it. There also are learners who are studying Chinese in order to pass an HSK test. And finally, there is yet another group of students who hope to do business in China and absolutely need to be able to communicate with the local businessmen.
Proprietary Teaching Methodology at ECL
ECL follows a proprietary one-on-one teaching model, that is tailored to the unique needs of individual learners and takes into an account their personal availability and aptitude. ECL’s unique “private customized courses” can be adjusted according to students’ level and learning objectives, including class meeting times, teaching materials, schedule, instructors, and so forth. The courses use the situational teaching method, which emphasizes the knowledge of grammar and focuses on practical activities such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. The teachers use both blackboard and whiteboard in the process. They write down the Chinese characters and pinyin on a blackboard or a whiteboard to facilitate the learning experience. At the end of each class, the learners can opt to receive an audio recording of the class or they can choose to record the video of the class themselves using an application. In addition, the feedback system plays a paramount role in the teaching process. After each class, students grade the instructor and leave their comments. The teachers use the student feedback to improve further upon their classes.
The ECL Teaching Methodology Review
I have been interested in learning Chinese for quite a long time, but I always thought it would be rather difficult and time consuming. I had a trial lesson at ECL with a native Chinese teacher Dora, and I am very impressed with the vast amount of information I received in a short amount of time.
The online teaching model at ECL is outstanding and it allows anyone to learn the Chinese language and culture anywhere around the globe. The company provides an array of courses for learners of all ages, language skill levels and personal learning goals. At the beginning of each class, the instructor reviews what was learned before and then starts the new class. The instructors focus not only on learning new vocabulary, sentence structures and grammar, but also on employing it in a conversation. Before the end of each class, the teacher will demonstrate how to use the newly acquired knowledge in a practical situation.
eChineseLearning has proved beyond a doubt that their proprietary teaching model is top notch, and that their team is very lovely and creative. I believe that ECL not only helps learners to form robust learning habits and broaden their cultural horizons, but also opens up a door into a dazzling world of Chinese culture and language.
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