My 12-year old son Nathaniel started taking Chinese classes from Michelle Sun when he was 6 and he loved it right from the start! I understand some Mandarin and my husband does not speak Chinese - as a result, we don't speak Chinese at home. However, our son has learned a tremendous amount in both verbal and written Chinese under Michelle! Michelle is a wonderful, enthusiastic teacher with decades of experience in teaching. She makes learning Chinese fun and engaging for the kids! Nathaniel enthusiastically looks forward to learning Chinese under Michelle and is proud of the progress he has made thus far! It is highly gratifying to hear our son happily share with us new vocabulary he has learned or excitedly point out Chinese characters he recognizes when he spots it outside of class. Michelle's Chinese lessons are highly interactive and perfectly paced as she customizes weekly lessons according to how the class is progressing. Students are taught verbal and written Chinese through stimulating songs, games, homework and various other fun activities. We attended many other Chinese classes around the Seattle/Eastside area but Michelle Sun's class is the best! Michelle's high energy, great sense of humor and love for teaching has truly inspired my son in his weekly classes and the prime reason he has developed his love of learning Chinese! Michelle, thank you so much for your marvelous classes, and your love and patience for your students!
Nathaniel is also taking piano lessons under Michelle's daughter, Grace Sun and he is very happy that she is his teacher! Grace is the most patient, positive and encouraging teacher and allows him to learn at his own pace. As a result, instead of dreading the piano like some of his peers, Nathaniel cheerfully plays the piano and perseveres even when he has to overcome new technical challenges. We are very thankful and pleased that Grace has helped our son improve his piano playing and continue his joy of learning music!
~ Neena Lim
This is our fourth year of Chinese at Learning Horizon and we still love it. Our daughters really like the recent addition of the Quizlet website for practicing their Chinese characters. They like to compete with each other and the other students to get the highest score. Quizlet isn’t considered homeworks it’s fun computer time.
This is our second year of piano. The whole family looks forward to the twice yearly piano recitals. We love hearing all the students play, and our girls love to perform in the stress-free supportive home atmosphere.
~ Bill Ogden
My son, Brandon, has been taking Chinese classes with Michelle this year. This is his first Chinese lesson and we don’t speak Chinese at home. My son loves going to Chinese classes and never complains that he doesn’t want to go or that Chinese classes are boring. Michelle makes learning Chinese fun through songs and games, and she doesn’t put pressure on the children if they forget the songs or their homework. She uses a rewards system that gives children points for doing homework, performing songs, reciting the slideshows, etc. So this gives the children incentives to do their homework and perform well. At the end of each quarter, children can exchange their points for toys. I think this is brilliant! The children have fun while learning as they play games. My son loves the Chinese songs and I am so happy to hear him singing songs in Chinese. Thank you Michelle for a wonderful year and everything that you do!
~ Lucia Kurniawan
My children take piano, Mandarin and Singapore Math with Learning Horizon Learning Center. Michelle is amazing. The children love her and love to learn from her. They look forward to going to class even after a long day at regular school. Somehow she has a way of motivating and inspiring them…and they have a fun time. I highly recommend her programs to any child.
~ Deanna Woo
If you want your child to truly enjoy learning Chinese, Learning Horizon is the where you need to bring your child. They learn through fun games and songs. My son loves going to Chinese school. I remember being subjected to Saturday Chinese school when I was young and I hated every moment of it. And seeing how much my son enjoy going and learning each week is just heart warming. Ms. Sun is very energetic and loving and makes sure that her students thrive in their own ways. We are so happy to have found Learning Horizon.
~ Amy Li
Thank you for teaching our kids Singapore Math. Emma (1st grade) and Victoria (3rd grade) love going every week and are doing much better in school because of this as well!
~ Denitza Tchervenski
My son has been taking Chinese from Michelle for almost a year now and loves the class. Michelle runs an amazing program that holds a high standard for learning while keeping the children engaged and having fun. Our family would definitely recommend Learning Horizon Learning Center.
~ Melissa Sutton
My daughter has been taking Chinese class with Michelle for 2 years now, and she has so much fun. It’s taught bilingually so the kids fully understand concepts of basic grammar, sentence structure as well as learning vocabulary. It’s a great class for families that do not speak Mandarin – with the right emphasis on requiring the kids to try to speak in class, whilst giving them time to gain enough confidence to do so without feeling bad if mistakes are made. Thoroughly recommend it.
~ Yvonne Atkinson
My son Cyrus is a student of Mrs. Sun. He is learning piano and math. He enjoys her teaching method and the results are amazing. We love her and can’t wait until our daughter is a bit older to join in.
~ Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele
We started with our oldest son learning Chinese and Singapore math from Michelle.Noah enjoyed the lessons and challenges Michelle incorporated in her instruction. The online tools were also helpful to reinforce what they have learned in class during the Chinese lessons. Especially as a parent, I do not speak Chinese at home. It’s difficult for me to help with homework. We saw the progress in our oldest child and ended up enrolling our younger boy as well since he was 6 years old. This is the best Chinese program we have found for both boys. They have also learned to enjoy math though the Singapore Math lessons.
~ Sharon Saw
My daughter LOVES going to Michelle for Chinese. She has fun while singing and learning the language. Michelle gives us the songs so we can play them at home and in the car to help our daughter memorize them quickly. It has been a great experience for her.
~ Bethany Williamson
I am so happy to have found this program with Mrs. Sun. It has been a wonderful opportunity and my son has learned a lot in his first year of Chinese. It is great to see him using some of his words to his Chinese speaking friends. I only hope it continues next year! Lisa
~ Lisa Lokan
Mrs. Michelle is a teacher who really cares about the quality of learning of her students. They sing, play, learn and have fun. She is an excellent teacher in all ways. My daughter has been with her for 2 years.
~ Sarah Abdulsalam
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