FIRST OF ALL...

I want you to know that YOU ARE SUPER POWERFUL in learning Chinese!

You are here NOT because you need to be saved and rescued by this program. You are here because:

  • You are passionate about Taiwan and want to learn authentic Mandarin that Taiwanese people use in day-to-day life.
  • You are fascinated by Taiwanese culture and can't wait to discover more!
  • You are eager to communicate with your loved one from Taiwan and establish an even deeper connection with them.
  • Your goal is to be able to communicate with people, not to pass a exam.

Agree? Let's keep on reading :)




I have to confess...


That many years ago, my teaching style was nothing like it is now. I used materials that the school provided and taught whatever the school wanted me to teach. I never questioned it because that was considered the "standard" way of teaching in the Chinese education system in Taiwan.

One day in my classroom, I was teaching a group of students from the Philippines a new vocabulary word. I explained its pronunciation and meaning.

One of the students raised her hand and asked, "Teacher, I know this word, but why my Taiwanese co-workers pronounce it nothing like you do?"

It was then that I realized that I was teaching the word in a FORMAL and STANDARD, perfect for exams, but NOT commonly used in everyday language at all! The worst was...NOT EVEN ME!

THAT WAS FREAKING REDICULOUS! I was teaching a way that I didn't even speak after I stepped out that classroom!

Since then, I decided that I want to teach mandarin that doesn't exist in textbooks, but EVERY Taiwanese person says.
Because my goal is not for you to pass an exam but be able to communicate with Taiwanese people!

I see you...


  • I see you have been finding useful materials from Taiwan for a long time.
  • I know you freeze up and panic while trying to navigate new situations alone.
  • I know you really want to talk to people, but when the chance came, you always lack words...
  • I understand the frustration of looking at your partner's family, you love them so much, but you can't express it because of the language barrier.
  • When you just want to have a small conversation with people, you find out that none of the content that you learned in the past were helpful...
  • I know you have tried to learn Chinese by yourself here and there, now you feel it's time to really dive deeper and build up solid ability to express yourself in Chinese.


But here comes the problem…



It’s hard to find a perfect material to learn ''real life Taiwanese mandarin''.

You are not alone! As a teacher I also had hard time on this.

  • Most of the textbooks teach words more tend to China style not Taiwan style.
  • The content is too formal and outdated, no one speaks like that.
  • They explain grammar in a complex way while you can understand it much faster with just few effective examples.

I DECIDED I NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

I am not going to seat here and let more students suffer from spending huge amount of time and effort learning Chinese, but turned out that they still find it almost impossible to understand local people! That is painful for me to see!

F* (excuse me for the language here) the professionalism, I don't care if people think that I am not ''professional'' enough, because ALL I CARE is how fast can I get you from no mandarin at all to a point that you can speak and connect with local people!

All I want to see you get what you deserve to get!






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What’s inside this course?



A whole new different approach of learning: Easy Peasy Taiwanese Mandarin

During these years, I have created my own collection of materials, students been to university language center said it's 1000 times MORE useful than what they have learned before!

What makes people want to learn Taiwanese mandarin is because Taiwan's amazing culture, amazing people, interesting customs and the delicious food!

How exciting if I can integrate all these elements into a mandarin course?

Why learning a language has to be only grammar and vocabulary focus? Why a video course's background is always the boring whiteboard and a teacher standing there?

Why it has to be:

Lesson one: My name is ...

Lesson two: There are 5 people in my family...


F*ck all that! I want to teach you:

  • Top questions that Taiwanese people LOVE to ask a foreigner and how to answer them.
  • How to make friends in Chinese.
  • How to say: Can you speak slower? Can you say it again?
  • Culture taboos
  • Why Taiwanese people always like to ask: have you eaten yet?
  • How to express your feeling and opinions

AND MORE!

I want to offer you a course without making you feel that you are ''taking a course''!

When we focus on learning HOW TO USE THE LANGUAGE instead of jump into the rabbit hole of why the grammar works like that?

Learning Chinese become so easy!

There are 3 phases in this course to get you from completely no mandarin AT ALL to be able to have daily life conversation with people!

Step 1
bopomofo & pinyin

In the first phase, you will learn pronunciation and tones. I will teach you how to pronounce words like a Taiwanese.

I teach two spelling systems: Bopomofo (Zhuyin) and Pinyin. Bopomofo is a spelling system used exclusively in Taiwan (most courses only teach Pinyin). Taiwanese people grow up learning Bopomofo in school, not Pinyin. Unless you are a Chinese teacher, almost no Taiwanese know the Pinyin system (which is used in schools in China).

Pinyin is easy to learn, but it has many disadvantages in terms of pronunciation accuracy. You won't have this problem with Bopomofo because its characters look nothing like the English alphabet.

Taiwanese people use this system to type characters on phones and computers. If you know Bopomofo, you can even read children's books on your own. Knowing Bopomofo means you are already halfway to being a Taiwanese!

Tones can be tricky, but don't worry! We have a series of videos that use easy and fun activities to train your tones.






Step 2
Speaking ability building

Short lessons from 5-10 minutes per day, 5-6 lessons per week! Fits perfectly into your daily routine!

Based on my teaching experience, I know extremely well what are the essential sentence structures that you need to know in order to develop the ability to express yourself and engage in meaningful conversations with Taiwanese people. You are going to learn super useful sentence structures and concepts in the phase.


Step 3

Life scenarios Chinese

We will apply everything we learned in phase two to real-life situations, such as social events, going to restaurants, ordering bubble tea, taking taxis, and visiting doctors. These topics will truly benefit your life in Taiwan.

Mini vlogs

In some lessons, I include mini vlogs to show you what life is like in Taiwan and share fun cultural facts. By watching these vlogs, you will not only learn Chinese, but also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in natural Chinese language flow. The best part is, as you progress through the course, you will be surprised at how much you can understand when watching the vlogs. This is a great way to track your progress!

PDF

The course provides PDFs for you to review what you have learned in the course.

Online flashcards


The online flashcard games will help you to review useful vocabulary that you learned from the course.

This course has helped hundreds of students learn authentic Taiwanese Mandarin!

and the upcoming version is EVEN BETTER! I spent 7 months refining and upgrading the course! I as a language lover, I am super picky and this is a DREAM course that I wish I could find to learn a language!

See what my previous students have to say:

This course has helped me hugely in my day-to-day life in Taiwan. Teacher Cecilia teaches specific, practical vocabulary that helped me decipher my surroundings more -- for example, the Chinese names of popular supermarkets and restaurants, the questions that store clerks, waiters and receptionists typically ask, and how to answer. I use all of this knowledge every day, and I really feel that Teacher Cecilia cluing me in was a lifesaver -- before this class, I would freeze up and panic while trying to navigate new situations alone.

Amber Kennedy, Scotland

Cecilia's course was extremely helpful and provided a great foundation for my Chinese. Her explanations of grammar concepts are clear and easy to understand, and her focus on Chinese that you'll actually hear and be able to use in daily life is spot-on. This course is thoughtfully planned and well-executed, I highly recommend it!

Marie, Philippines

This course has provided me a really great foundation for being able to speak and understand Chinese in Taiwan. The vocabulary and grammar covered are all helpful and I often recognize things from class in my daily life.

Dante Schneider, USA

As a qualified language teacher, I was very picky and wanted a professional teacher who understood how to build language skills from a low level.

I was very pleased to see many of the methods and practices I was taught in my education degree present in her lessons. Perhaps most importantly, she created a comfortable environment to practice with logical, tailored progression.

Her explanations helped me understand how mandarin differs from English and other languages I have previously studied, as well as the unique aspects of how the language is used in Taiwan.

I would wholeheartedly recommend her classes to anyone looking to learn mandarin.

Olli, UK

This course is really great 👍👏🏻 All in All You are a great Teacher I am so lucky that I am one of your students...Thank you so much. One day I will make you proud🙏🏻😇Jha manalo, Phillipines


Meet your rebellious teacher Cecilia



I refer to myself as a "rebellious" teacher because it is my nature as a person, not just as an educator.

I have always been averse to traditional education, even advocating for homeschooling when I was only an elementary student. The rigid school system and learning style didn't cater to my creativity! And we were learning a lot of things that the professional educators think that’s what we need! We took it all and never question why?

Now I am a teacher, I don't teach what the traditional mandarin education system think what we ''need to teach'' anymore!

In my teaching, I prioritize what's useful and applicable to my students' everyday lives in Taiwan, rather than rigidly sticking to textbooks or formal language. This includes teaching colloquial phrases, I even curse words!

I don't categorize myself as the typical ''professional'' teacher! And I don't care how other people are gonna see me :)

If you are looking for new style of learning! I am here for you!

I was interviewed by Los Angeles Times

I was happy to contribute some knowledge in an article talking about the difference between Taiwanese Mandarin & Chinese Mandarin! And they show my video on their site :)





Common Q & A

Q: Is this a live class?
A: No, it is a pre-recorded video course with student supporting group.


Q: How long is this course?

A: 15 hours. I divided this course into 17 weeks, but you can always adjust it base on your learning speed.


Q: How long do I have the access to this course?

A: Lifetime access.


Q: Can I get a certificate after finishing this course?

A: Yes, you can.

Q: I don’t know any mandarin, can I join?

A: Absolutely! This is a course for people who want to learn Taiwanese mandarin from scratch.

Q: Can I ask questions?

A: Absolutely! We have VIP student group where you can ask me questions.

Q: Do you teach characters in this course?

A: I don’t teach character here since this is a speaking focus course. However, you can immerse yourself with the content first (I will show characters along with pinyin or Zhuyin) and after finishing this course, you can join my character course so it’s not overwhelming:)


Q: Can I get a certificate?

A: Yes.






Course Curriculum


  Yes! You are in! Welcome on board 歡迎你!
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  Phase 1 - Week 1 - What is Pinyin, Zhuyin & Tones?
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You deserve to...


  • Feel confident steeping into a Taiwanese breakfast shop, order your meal, even have a fun conversation with the aunty who works there and start a good day!
  • You deserve to hear your Taiwanese friends and partner's family to say: WOW! You made so much progress in Chinese! That is incredible!
  • You should be able to start a simple conversation without rehearsal hundred times in your brain before you say it! It shouldn't be attacking your nervous system.
  • You deserve to enjoy MORE and fully experience life in Taiwan!