I attended the introductory beginner course led by Juliette and found the course to be extremely useful and engaging! I have taken university classes a number of years ago and found the material not particularly applicable for day-to-day conversations, and too heavily emphasized on writing Hanzi. This class found the perfect balance of conversational, reading/writing, as well as providing a bit of background on the culture. As well, the smaller class size allowed for more 1:1 interaction with the teacher. I look forward to taking subsequent courses through this school!