Stone Yan - 颜士东

Professional Teacher
Chinese (Mandarin)
Chinese (Other)
From ChinaLiving in Dalian, China (12:20 UTC+08:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Feb 9, 2017
Interest topicFoodHistoryTravel
I'm a fully qualified Chinese teacher with qualifications in CTCSOL (Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages) and PSC (National Proficiency Test of Mandarin). After graduating from university in Guangzhou, I worked in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Chengdu, and now I live in Dalian. I enjoy reading, cooking, and traveling, and I’m interested in the history and culture of different places. Recently, I began to produce an English language podcast called "Sino-flare", which introduces Chinese culture. I hope it can help people understand China more comprehensively. ***Please note: I don't offer classes for children***

Chinese (Mandarin) Lessons

Trial Lesson
266 lessons completed
USD 5.00+
Commercial Chinese Course
B1 -  C2


568 lessons completed
USD 15.00+
Package with 5% off
Elementary Course
A1 -  A2


1,252 lessons completed
USD 13.50+
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Intermediate or Higher Level Course
B1 -  C2


888 lessons completed
USD 10.00+
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Special Price for Intensive Course
A1 -  C2


2,321 lessons completed
USD 10.00+
Advanced Freeform Course
B1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

306 lessons completed
USD 10.00+
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A1 -  C2


0 lessons completed
USD 25.00


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473 Reviews

41 Chinese (Mandarin) lessons
Teacher’s pick
My journey with Stone has been a pleasure. He's willing to help correct essays and offer help both in and out of class--it's clear that he's invested in your entire learning experience, not just your in-lesson experience. He's good-natured and supportive, and will often refer back to things we've previously learned to help cement concepts. I'd recommend trying him out!
Mar 1, 2018
294 Chinese (Mandarin) lessons
Teacher’s pick
Stone is an outstanding teacher. He is always on time, well-prepared, patient, engaging, and funny. The more lessons we have, the more I enjoy our conversations. He has a real talent for speaking Chinese to your level, which has really helped me build up my confidence in expressing myself.
Sep 9, 2017
Shannon Marie
17 Chinese (Mandarin) lessons
Teacher’s pick
Stone is SO much fun. I always am laughing and learning at the same time. He sent me a document to keep record of simple phrases. He keeps me on track when I wander into a different topic, is very patient when I don't understand, tells me not to worry, and explains new words while telling stories. I highly recommend his class! Stone辅导教师把新词汇解释了,把东西出现了,告诉我“别担心” 和如果我逛逛到别的话题的话, 他吸引我回来。他总是给我一些例子。他说:“尽管问我吧!” 谢谢您老师!
Apr 28, 2017
1 Chinese (Mandarin) lesson
Excellent teacher! Very professional and knowledgable. Friendly and conversational. Good at guiding the conversation and gives notes so you can study after.
Oct 3, 2023
32 Chinese (Mandarin) lessons
I've already had 16 classes, and can say that Stone Yan is the treasure. I had many teachers before and got many courses, but after a month stopped coz felt bored. With this teacher you'll never feel like that, your lesson will be interesting, you will practice speaking on daily basis, increase all the vocabulary which you need, in addition you will improve your reading and grammar skills. All the lessons are very interesting!
Jun 12, 2023
Will Mannon (马晓伟)
20 Chinese (Mandarin) lessons
Great lesson with Stone!
Jun 9, 2023
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