Client Testimonials


Business Chinese Courses

"Excellent! I'm very happy with how this class was taught, interactive and fun, and the content was always explained with plenty of supplementary information." - Previous CBD Business Chinese Student


"I found the team to be helpful and thoroughly professional in all aspects - from office help to class teaching". - Previous CBD Business Chinese Student


Language Courses

"Our teacher has an excellent command of the subject and is very sensitive to the different strengths and weaknesses of the students in the class. As we progress, more and more conversational opportunities are being introduced, which is great." - 2021 Term 2 Student  


"Overall, I am very happy with the course content and delivery and I find it is a better experience online than in person because viewing videos and webpages on our own screens provides much better visibility than in the classroom. Also, I am happy to avoid the commute." - 2021 Term 2 Student


"Our teacher is excellent a mix of highly professional and fun. We are seeing so much benefit already that we have started a second term and plan to continue the lessons twice per week indefinitely. Our teacher is highly focused and able to accommodate the very different learning styles of my husband and me. The lessons are focused and efficient and we seem to cover a lot off in each class. We are loving learning this ancient language, whilst learning about the culture as we go which is very important to us in the further development of our business relations in China. Thank you so much for providing this very professional high-level service." - 2020 Private Student


"I like the idea of a blend of face to face and online learning, as face to face is definitely my preferred option but travelling to Carlton every week by 6:00 in peak hour traffic is sometimes difficult, so when restrictions are lifted perhaps most lessons could be face to face with just two lessons each term to be held online. I find that I miss the social aspect of face to face lessons and there is less opportunity for speaking practice amongst students. Our teacher is excellent with both face to face and online lessons and is doing a great job." - 2020 Term 3 Student


Business Programs and Cross-Cultural Training

“I wanted to send a short note to thank you for your great work on the WeChat workshop for our business program on Monday and Tuesday – we got great feedback from participants and we are really loving being able to bring this new offering to clients! Thank you." - 2021 WeChat Workshop Participant


"I just wanted to pass on my sincere and significant thanks to you both for a wonderful pair of seminars – it was a testament to how engaging your expertise and insight was that in the end, we ran out of time for proper discussion of the final hypothetical scenario! It was an absolute pleasure to work with you both – I am very grateful for the unique experience that you have provided to me and to my colleagues." - 2020 Business Program (Legal Industry) Participant 


"I just wanted to thank you again for your presentation last week. Everyone really enjoyed it and the general consensus was that it was as good a training session as they have ever had." - Previous Corss-cultural Training Participant


"Loved the course!!! Great breadth of information covered in an engaging, humorous and interesting way. Wish I could do an extended version." - Previous Cross-cultural Training Participant


Study Tours

"A great way to experience China for the first time, the leaders were fantastic and language classes were excellent. I look forward to visiting China again soon!"  - Previous Emerging Young Leaders Study Tour Participant


"The language classes were split into beginner and advanced which allowed for those with prior Chinese learning experience to be challenged and stimulated."  - Previous Emerging Young Leaders Study Tour Participant


"The Study Tour has benefited me because it has sparked a genuine interest in continuing to learn the language, and I have made some very good friends and connections that I will maintain forever." - Previous Emerging Young Leaders Study Tour Participant


"I have returned from China inspired, determined and action-oriented to grow and innovate ideas for the further embedding of ongoing collaboration, through personal, professional and school-based links and other opportunities." - Previous Principal Study Tour Participant


"Having like minded people to share the experience with and being able to have those deep educational conversationa with people from across Australia and China." - Previous Principal Study Tour Participant

"The tour was beyond amazing , thoroughly enjoyed." - Previous Art and Culture Tour Participant


"We all had a wonderful time, and cannot recommend it enough.  Especially with Xu Lao Shi's contacts in Shanghai, we all agreed,  we felt like a delegation, rather than a study tour." -  Previous Art and Culture Tour Participant


Cultural Workshops and Programs

"Thanks so much. Probably the most fun I’ve had during lockdown! I really appreciate the way that teachers have continued to share their enthusiasm during these endless lockdowns." - 2021 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration Participant


“The participants thoroughly enjoyed the corporate calligraphy workshops and loved learning the classic brush techniques, writing the beautiful characters, and painting the mascots.” - 2021 Cultural Workshop Participant


"Thank you for another wonderful session! We received some lovely feedback from your teacher's class, and feedback was 100% positive. As always absolute pleasure to have CI in our programming." - 2020 Local Libraries Pepresentative 


“Thank you so much. It’s an excellent workshop! Very interactive.” - 2020 Well-beig Workshop Participant


"Our teacher is amazing, knowledgeable, very approachable and helpful, cares for each of us very deeply. He's simply fantastic in all possible ways! Make sure you pass this on to him. Thanks." - Previous Calligraphy Student


School Programs 

"The workshops were great! All the teachers delivered the workshops were fantastic. We will arrange for an extended session next time." - Previous Local School Representative


"I would just like to take this moment to say thank you for the wonderful afternoon the students had today. The program was wonderful. All the Year 7s were so engaged and a great way to complete the term with another Year 7 event." - Previous Local School Representative


Teacher Training Programs

I am so happy to have received this Certificate. Thanks all teachers for giving us wonderful lectures. I hope I will have more opportunities to learn from you in the future. Thanks again! - 2021 Teacher Taining Workshop Participant