About the Chinese School


The strong growth in the Chinese economy over the last forty years has resulted in China now playing a more important role in the world economy than before. Companies do more business with China, and tourism from China is growing. Through our teaching of the Chinese language and culture, we at the Chinese Language School Learn Chinese help with teaching Chinese and understanding Chinese culture.

Our teaching takes place at all levels, Chinese classes for adults, HSK 1-6, children, business Chinese etc, and takes place in group classes or 1 to 1. 

In addition to our expertise in Chinese language teaching, we help companies with business development in China in collaboration with  Nordic China Business Hub.

The Language School Learn Chinese was started by Jan Erik Christensen, PhD in Chinese literature, who himself lived in China for 15 years. The language school is located in central Oslo, and we offer classroom teaching, home teaching and online teaching.


Jan Erik Christensen has a doctorate in Chinese literature. After researching the Chinese language and culture for 15 years in China, he returned to Norway and started Learn Chinese to increase the level of knowledge about Chinese language and culture, for example among companies.

Jan Erik wanted to improve the Chinese understanding of culture in an increasingly globalized world so that Norwegian companies avoid misunderstandings in communication with the Chinese and avoid losing business opportunities. Jan Erik has been a subject teacher in Chinese in Bærum municipality in Norway and has extensive experience in both teaching Chinese in public schools and for companies.

Chen Huimin 陈慧敏 has extensive experience in her special field where she teaches Chinese pronunciation, conversation classes.

In the classes, she focuses on how to use Chinese in discussions, how to learn to ask and answer questions better, correct pronunciation, improves the ability to be able to express oneself in Chinese.

Huimin is also responsible for HSK classes for those who prepare for the HSK test at all levels.


Pål Bråthen has 25 years of top management experience from both listed and privately-owned companies with a special focus on technology companies. He is educated in business and international marketing in both Norway and Germany. In his roles as Singapore - based Asia Director for New York-listed Alpharma, and as Executive Vice President for Tomra System, he has established and built up significant Asian companies.

He also has extensive experience as a board member and investor from start-ups, early phase, SMEs and ASA companies in renewable energy, biotechnology, infrastructure, software and environmental technology. Pål has worked with China and other Asian markets since 1991 and has lived in the region for 8 years, most recently in 2013-2016 in Shanghai.

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Teaching address:
Tordenskioldsgate 2
0160 Oslo, Norway

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Tordenskioldsgate 2
0160 Oslo, Norway