LingLing Mandarin

Learn Mandarin Chinese with Private Tuition


Quality lessons available for 1:1 online tutoring and face-to-face


Learn Chinese with a new vision, discover the beauty and power of Chinese language with tailored lessons designed just for you - General, Business, Academic, Cultural and more.


Lesson Options

Learn Mandarin Chinese to suit your needs

General Chinese

Personalised Attention

This course is intended for casual adult learners who have interest in learning the Chinese language, perhaps intending to travel, study, work or live in China.

Comprehensive learning sessions are provided; covering speaking, listening, reading, and writing as well as lessons in Chinese culture, guiding students from entry to advanced levels.

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Academic Chinese

Mandarin Chinese for Primary, KS2, KS3, GCSE, IGCSE, A-level, Degree and HSK learners

These courses are designed for students, of all ages, who wish to study Chinese for academic purposes.

Customised learning plan and full support is provided to help students to pass exams and to achieve learning goals.

Business Chinese

Tailored Lessons to Suit Your Requirements

This course is suitable for students who wish to learn Chinese for work and business purposes, including how to appropriately communicate with Chinese colleagues or host meetings with Chinese clients; and to conduct business trips to China with language competence and cultural awareness.

Lessons are primarily focused on spoken Chinese, customs and etiquette used within business context.


Cultural Chinese

Enter a World of Beauty and Elegance

Chinese is one of the most dynamic & fascinating languages in the world. China is one of the earliest birth places of civilization and has the longest continuous history in the world, with 3,500 years' written record. 

This course will take you on a journey to discover that great legacy; learning Chinese language through poems, music, art, philosophy, and history. You will attain a profound understanding of Classical Chinese culture. 

Optional units including calligraphy, Guzheng music, Chinese history, and classic Chinese literature, for example:

  • Tang Poems & Song Lyrics - 唐诗宋词

  • Book of Songs - 诗经

  • Chuci - 楚辞

  • Daodejing - 道德经

  • The Art of War - 孙子兵法

  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms - 三国演义

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LingLing 玲玲

Native Chinese Mandarin Educator

Master's in Communication and Language 

Bachelor's in English 

Personalized. Friendly. Quality Education.

Hey, I am LingLing, welcome to LingLing Mandarin.


I am a private Mandarin tutor with both Chinese and British educational background.

I recognize the potential in each one of my students. With a tailored approach, I deliver language lessons to the highest standard.

LingLing Mandarin is based in Newbury, Berkshire, UK. Depending on students' preference, we offer:

 Online lessons by Skype/Zoom

 Face-to-face lessons

 Combined courses (mixture of online & face-to-face)


I have been learning Chinese with Katherine Ling for over two years and highly recommend her as an experienced mandarin tutor. She covers both the traditional and modern teaching methods for spoken and written Chinese, and includes the Chinese cultural aspects that make the lessons interesting. Professional and energetic, high fluency in the English language, and an excellent teacher.

Richard B.

'' I have been learning Mandarin with Ling for 3 years, she understands my learning style and tailors our lessons to suit. She also makes them varied and entertaining. Therefore, despite my limited time, I can improve at a significant pace. This would be impossible with traditional study.


I also highly appreciate her genuine passion for and deep knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. It means that I can learn from different, interesting perspectives such as literature, poetry and history in addition to conventional study materials. It also brings the topics to life and engages you as a student. This makes the learning memorable and therefore greatly improves retention.


She is an excellent educator. I highly enjoy learning Chinese with her and intend to keep studying with her for a long time to come! ''

Huw Alexander R.


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