What Our Students Say About Us

What is it like to learn Chinese with TryChinese

Barbara Rifkind is the director of the Winston Foundation. Formerly an executive at Oxford University Press and Pearson Education, Barbara has profound and extensive experience in international education publishing, especially for English-language learners. She is currently focused on fostering opportunity connections – directed at the exchange of educational best practices and forging synergies between Chinese and American education systems.


Barbara Rifkind


Director at Winston Foundation


Betsy Blue


Founder of Blue Heron Holdings

As the founder of Blue Heron Holdings  (https://blueheron8.com), Betsy strives to help people understand China and to bridge cultural gaps. Thirty years of US – China experience makes it clear to her that the three pillars of success in US – China exchanges and transactions of any kind are alignment, relationship, and communication.


Martin is a professor of mathematics at a university in Sweden. He is very familiar with China and has travelled to China numerous times to attend academic conferences and to act as a visiting lecturer / professor.



Mathematics Professor



English Teacher

Kit comes from England and previously lived in China for a year and a half for work. She now teaches at a primary school in London. She enjoys yoga, cycling and reading a good book. Her boyfriend comes from China, so she is looking forward to returning to China one day in the future!


Chiara Taddei is studying business, economics and management at Bocconi University in Italy. She also loves Chinese language and culture.

Chiara Taddei


Student at Bocconi University

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