Chris Marquis, Harvard Business School

I worked with John and his team during a 5-month stay in Shanghai and was amazed how much my Chinese improved. I really appreciated how everyone put so much emphasis on making sure what I was learning would be useful for my work. This included a number of conversations with John about my the type of vocabulary and content that I could immediately put to use, and this was then well reflected in the selection of lessons and exercises and grammar points that were covered. I was frequently amazed at the creativity and thought that went into designing each lesson to keep things interesting while also making sure that my learning was cumulative. And teachers are really fantastic, they made the learning very fun and relevant. Frequently my Chinese lesson was the highlight of my day.

— Chris Marquis, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School