Mandarin Chinese Lessons


Ni hao! My name is Wei Ma and I am a native Mandarin Chinese speaker. 

查尔斯顿最好的中文老师 (One of the best Mandarin Chinese teacher in Charleston)

I have been teaching and tutoring Mandarin Chinese to children and adults in Charleston for several years.

Currently I am teaching Mandarin Chinese privately and at University School of the Lowcountry, Trinity Montessori school and Charleston towns Montessori. (References available upon request). I am also the director and teacher of the Charleston Chinese LLC. Besides teaching, I also work for the Court, Insurance Companies and Attorneys  as a Mandarin Chinese interpreter.

The Charleston Chinese LLC offers Mandarin Chinese group lessons on Saturdays for children ages 5 to 16 and private one to one lesson for all ages at any time. The group lessons are mainly designed for non-native Chinese speakers. The children learn basic Chinese vocabulary, character writing and reading, simple sentence patterns, songs and culture year round. New classes will begin in August 26 (Saturday) 2017. New sessions begin every 10 weeks with 4 sessions per year.


2321 Pristine View Road, Charleston SC 29414



Group lesson $25 per hour.
Private lesson $65 per hour

Class schedule

Level One

For absolute beginners or those with very limited Chinese background (9:30am-10:30am).

In this level, your kids will learn Pinyin (Chinese phonetics) and basic strokes of Chinese characters. They will learn basic daily vocabulary and short sentences, such as greetings, self-introduction, introduce family members, ages, body parts, numbers, animals, fruits, etc. We will use fun pictures, physical goods and games to make class fun and effective.

Level Two

Must have completed 3 or 4 sessions of Level One. (10:30am to 11:15am)

Level Three

Must have studied Chinese for 2 years or more. (11:15am to 12:15pm)