speak chinese like a native


Posted by go_manly April 27, 2010 in the Group General Discussion .

I would like to hear from anyone who has tried chineseteachers.com - do you find it useful?

I have only just discovered the site. It sounds like good value for people outside China who don't get the chance to talk to Chinese people. You can talk for $12 to non-teachers (they're called Associate teachers), $18 per hour to Qualified Teachers, and $24 per hour to Senior Teachers.

And you can book a regular time with a regular teacher, or you can just see which teachers are online and initiate a chat.

I am seriously contemplating their annual unlimited pass for $2000 - for that you get unlimited hours with any grade of teacher. Compare that to CPod's Executive Plan - $1600 for a year for 10 minutes talk per day. Of course CPod's advantage is that they provide weekly study plans. I will need to tell them what I want to practise. But you can upload PDF's, and the different teachers have access to various textbooks.

But I would like to first get some feedback from people who have used the site. Are the teachers any good? And, as they use their own interface in preference to Skype, what is their sound quality like?

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