YCT (Youth Chinese Test)​




Develop learner's linguistic skills, cultural awareness and critical thinking whilst providing them with the tools to communicate and excel on a global stage


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The core focus is on building a foundation in Mandarin Chinese, utilising an official, accredited curriculum and ensuring our students are ahead of the Mandarin Chinese proficiency curve. Using an accredited YCT curriculum, our young learner programs and are aligned with the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). 

Free Trial Class

During the FREE TRIAL CLASS you will meet one of our teachers who

will select a suitable teaching program for your future studies.

Satisfaction Guaranteed
After the first lesson, if you find out that the lesson is not suitable for you, we will give you a full refund, including the first lesson that you have attended.

CALL NOW020-7653-1921(Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm) 

​Prices & Curriculums

*Group price can be further discussed

Teaching Quality of Chinese Courses

Yan Chinese Academy Mandarin courses focus on delivering fun, easy and creative learning Chinese environment through a series of lessons, songs and games to help arouse and motive the student’s and build their confident in learning a brand-new language.


After class: Private study advisor, after class supervision, small and interesting assessment after each lesson.


Class Size: 6-8 students, small size class with high interactivity and effectiveness

Our teachers get : DBS checks/Safeguarding training certificate/CELTA certificate
Master in Education /Native in Chinese and teaching experience in the UK independent school.

Yan Academy help the student to build a firm Chinese language foundation, nurture the student's interest and confident continuously by developing their vocabulary for bridging to GCSE.  YCT is an international standardised test of Chinese language proficiency. It assessses young international children's ability particularly for those whose mother tongues is not Chinese to be able to use Chinese in their daily life and studies. YCT examination is divided into two parts, the written and oral parts, which are both independent of each other. The written exam included YCT Level 1, YCT Level 2, YCT Level 3 and YCT Level 4; the oral exam consists of both beginner and intermediate level and is done by recording.  


Taking YCT Level examination, you will: 

(Level 1) Enable to understand and use the most commonly used Chinese words and sentences, possess the ability to further study Chinese language.  


(Level 2) Enable to understand and use some very simple Chinese words and sentences to meet the specific communicative needs.  


(Level 3) Enable to use Chinese to communicate on a daily conversation and reach the level of primary Chinese excellence. 


(Level 4) Enable to use Chinese to complete basic communication in life and academic lives. For example, if you travel to China, you are able to handle most basic conversation.  


The examination purposes 
The new YCT is designed for primary and secondary students whose first language is not Chinese, the results can be use as follows:  
A reference to examine and improve your Chinese language proficiency. 
A reference for the school's Chinese teaching.  
A guidance for evaluation of teaching or training effectiveness throughly.

 1-on-1 & small class lecture live online Chinese language learning for all ages
Yan Chinese Academy live online learning can offer private live one-on-one Mandarin Chinese lessons & small class lecture for you that will help achieve your specific Chinese learning goals. Our Chinese courses are based on your level, pace, and learning style. 
 For Beginners/Children/Teens/Students/Business