Welcome to CantoMando! I am your teacher Jojo Hong. I was born in Guangzhou, China, and I moved to Vancouver when I was 13. I am fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin. Many years ago I started doing freelance translation work, then one day a client said to me, "Jojo, why don't you teach Chinese?".
I had my first lesson ten years ago, I realized how much fun I had teaching Chinese and has become a passion for me now to continue to share this language with everyone. Two years ago I had the amazing opportunity to teach level 1 Cantonese at Vancouver Community College, while I am grateful for the experience, it also made me a true believer of personalised, one on one approach to adult language learning.
Currently all lessons are one-on-one and lessons are all held online via zoom or facetime. These lessons are generally 1 to 1.5 hours in length, once or twice per week.
Lesson Cost Information:
Lessons are $40/hour. (The length of lessons varies from 30 mins to 2 hrs.)
Discounts are available for advanced payments. For advanced payment of 4 hrs, I offer a discounted rate of $35 per hour. For advanced payments of 10 hrs, I offer a discounted rate of $30 per hour.
Please contact me directly if you are interested in taking lessons with a partner (one teacher vs two students)
An invoice can be provided upon request.
If your ready to start lessons, setting up an initial appointment is the first step to your learning. This one time meeting lasts approximately 15-30 minutes and provides the following:
Getting to know each other better.
Seeing the books and materials we will be using in the lessons.
Understanding your needs and expectations as the student, and create a lesson plan to reach your goals.
Discuss about scheduling and time-frame.
After the meeting you will be ready for your first Chinese lesson! Congratulations!
Students - Important Notice on Cancellations:
Lessons are fairly flexible, but it is the students responsibility to inform meif he/she needs to reschedule or cancel lessons.
Please notify me at least 7 hours before our scheduled class if a reschedule is needed.
Students will be charged for the lesson, if a student cancels within 6 hours of our scheduled class.
Due to large amount of scam calls, please email or send text message to the number below.
If you have any inquiries or would like to make an appointment, please send me an email below!
400-601 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia