At present, the "one to one" Chinese
as a foreign language in China is mainly carried out by Chinese training institutions and targeted at foreigners and their family who come to work and live in China. Taking a Chinese language training school in Chengdu where I worked as an intern as an example, the one to one Chinese teaching targets mainly include business people, their families, and people who are studying in China. Business people's learning needs mainly focus on business Chinese, they want to use Chinese for daily work, also, they learn daily Chinese; The learning needs of the family members of business people focus on living Chinese, and they hope to use Chinese to solve the communication problems when living in China, as called survival Chinese. Also, some parents live in China all the year round who have reached a certain level of Chinese proficiency. They require their children to take the HSK (Chinese proficiency test) and obtain the corresponding level certificate. This phenomenon is especially prominent in South Koreans, these children often have no basic communication barriers, but are required by their parents to learn Chinese for exams. In addition, those who want to study in China hope to learn Chinese in a more pure spoken language environment and can travel around at the same time. They may study for only about three months, whose frequency and intensity is more intense than that of the first two groups of Chinese learners. They often attend classes for six or seven hours a day. In practical learning, the main purpose of them is to improve the ability of spoken Chinese and learn Chinese culture.
The above people are more willing to choose the one to one Chinese teaching mode because of their work involvement, time limit or personality.