Fast Learning Chinese

Learn Chinese with the most experienced Mandarin teacher

Group Classes

Learn Chinese with the most experienced Mandarin teacher


Private Lessons

Learn Chinese with the most experienced Mandarin teacher


Online Video Classes

Learn Chinese with the most experienced Mandarin teacher

* The video above was produced entirely by our own students in July, 2015

Fast Learning Chinese

offers unparalleled Chinese language instruction to students of all levels and needs. Founded in 2007, Fast Learning Chinese has established itself as one of the most popular and highly-rated Chinese language schools in the New York City area. Our unique and dynamic program will help students learn Mandarin Chinese easily and quickly. We focus on our students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing ability during each and every lesson.

Fast Learning Chinese is certified by the State Education Dept. of New York


LEVEL 1 - (Beginner)

Level 1 is for all beginners. It serves as the foundation to learning Chinese.

LEVEL 2 - (Intermediate)

Level 2 drastically increases and builds upon your vocabulary, speaking, reading and writing

LEVEL 3 - (Advanced)

Level 3 is a thorough program for advanced students. It has 28 lessons, each lesson is one
hour long.

LEVEL 4 - (Proficient)

Level 4 is an intensive program for proficient students. Level 4 has 34 lessons, and each lesson is one hour long.


Private instruction, customized to each student’s current level and personal needs.


Learn Chinese anytime, anywhere. Fast Learning Chinese classes are now available online.


Dina is an excellent teacher with boundless enthusiasm and passion for teaching. She has designed each and every one of her lessons to be both interesting and understandable. She has spent years creating and perfecting her unique program, and she is confident that she can teach anyone how to learn Chinese in a faster, easier, more fun and efficient way.

She is able to successfully lead her students
by optimizing her classes to maximize learning in the shortest
amount of time. Ultimately, she cares about her students,
tracks progress, and wants everyone to enjoy her lessons.

What Our Students Say

I am a retired Professor of French, who spent a career directly engaged in supervising language-learning classes. In my long experience, I have never encountered a more brilliant language teacher than Dina Shen, whose school, Fast Learning Chinese, should serve as a model for how to teach the Chinese language.

Richard Klein

Cornell University

Having completed Fast Learning Chinese level 1 class, I am very pleasantly surprised by how quickly I was able to begin to speak and start to form my very own sentences in Mandarin.  During the level 1 class I found that each of the lessons were planned out very well . Dina has a unique teaching style that keeps you interested and wanting to learn more. Out of the many different subjects I have had to study for I can wholeheartedly say that this was one of the few times that I actually enjoyed going to class.

Allen Nip

Morgan Stanley

After having taken 3 levels of Fast Learning Chinese (with no prior exposure to the language), I am amazed by the level I have achieved and by how much I can say, write and understand of the Chinese language. I know that my accomplishments are undoubtedly a result of your undeniable talent as a language teacher. I, myself, am a French teacher so I know a good teacher when I see one.

Muriel Placet-Kouassi

Drew University, NJ

Unlike those resources, Dina eschews rote memorization and instead teaches you character mnemonics that are so useful, you can soon guess the meaning of characters you’ve never seen before. Dina also teaches you a foundation in grammar syntax with heuristics so you can quickly construct your own full sentences with ease. Dina makes learning Mandarin fast and fun, and if you put in the work with her lessons, you will learn Mandarin better than even some native Chinese.

Glenn S


How to Get Started?

Register online to reserve your seat, and pay the $40 deposit. Then, all you need to do is come for your first lesson! If you do not enjoy it, we will refund your deposit immediately.

If you do like it and decide to move forward with the program, you can enroll and make the payment for the level. We guarantee that you will be satisfied with our Chinese learning program.

With just one lesson, you will be able to speak over 100 sentences, ask questions in Chinese, and start reading and writing.

Our school will be closed on the following days:

Feb. 19th, 2018 – Presidents’ Day
May 11-12, 2018 – Close for 2 days.
May 21 – June. 2 – Close for 2 weeks.
July 4th – Independence Day