Expats in China held back by language barriers and TutorMing seeks to provide a way out

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TutorMing has become a member of The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai), in the hope of providing a professional Mandarin learning platform to every member of this organization.

TutorMing's findings show that expats with basic Mandarin language proficiency are more content with their personal lives in China. This finding aligns with a survey done previously, listing "language and cultural barriers" as the top three reasons for expats leaving China.

"Chinese business culture is unique," said Huan Chou, Business Development Director of TutorMing. "Negotiations and relationships are forged upon extensive trust, particularly in China, and it could be very difficult to build for expats if they don't speak Mandarin."

Sherry Chen, Alibaba's HR Director also talked about their experience. "We hire foreign employees and train them to think in Chinese ways. It is their responsibility to engage with their team in China," as she explained. "In Alibaba, our foreign employees need to stay in our headquarters to experience the Chinese culture, the Chinese thinking, and more importantly, find a way to excel here. Adapting to the Chinese society and culture is crucial," she said.

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Expats in China held back by language barriers and TutorMing seeks to provide a way out

AmCham Shanghai's 2016 Talent Conference was held on June 7th. AmCham Shanghai is one of the largest Asia-Pacific business organizations, hosting over 80% of Fortune 500 companies as its active members. Leading global corporations, including TutorMing's parent company, iTutorGroup, Alibaba, IBM, Caterpillar, and Accenture presented at the conference their first-hand observations on situations faced by expats who don't speak Mandarin.

HR Directors that participated in this forum further stressed the importance for companies to help their foreign employees to overcome cultural and language barriers, and optimize their experience in China.

Kenneth Jarrett, President of AmCham Shanghai said, "Our mission is to support American enterprises to excel in China. Learning a local language is a crucial strategy to be considered by our members. TutorMing provides effective Mandarin language learning service which is highly recognized by AmCham Shanghai."

About iTutorGroup

With more than 5,000 teaching consultants in 60 countries around the world, iTutorGroup is the largest online education platform that provides real-time interactive language training through tens of millions of classes annually. To learn more please visit www.itutorgroup.com.

About TutorMing

Founded in 2008, TutorMing is the leader in Mandarin education platform for the entire world. We provide real-time tutoring with certified Chinese consultants online, allowing anybody to learn anytime and anywhere. TutorMing is one of the five online education brands under iTutorGroup. We have helped clients from over 40 countries to master the Chinese language. To learn more please visit www.tutorming.com.