Addictive Chinese learning from the online video sensation Mike Laoshi.
Mike started his teaching life as an English instructor in Taiwan. He went on to gain his Chinese Teaching Certificate from the Confucius Institute. He has since held posts teaching and developing course materials at the University of Chicago and Prairie State College. He currently teaches Mandarin Chinese at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. He's also a regular contributor at language teaching conferences. His other classroom is his garage at home where he shoots his addictive video lessons. From here a teaching phenomenon has grown to reach thousands of online fans around the world and winning him serious academic praise along the way.
The coolest Chinese teacher out there. Totally rad!! *
The curriculum has logical links that shield beginners from the unnecessary complexities of Chinese grammar while providing a solid understanding of how the language is constructed. It is definitely new, and it definitely works. * Dr Licheng Gu, Programme Director, WCAS African & Asian Languages, Northwestern University *
Like a rockstar teacher. Excellent for beginners. Entertaining too! * Socialmandarin.com *
As an instructor, I have found Prof. Hainzinger's teaching material was very practical; it was very easy to be inserted into our classroom activities; because of its structural style and its accompanying video. * Yuxiang Liu, Lecturer in Chinese, EALC, The University of Chicago *