Listen & Learn has qualified, native-speaking Chinese teachers available in Brighton to provide a personalised Chinese language course for you or your group. Your teacher will carry out tailor-made lessons in your home or office, at the time that is most convenient for you - weekdays or weekends; morning, afternoon or evening. For busy individuals, we offer very flexible options for timetabling. Course books are provided for all of our course options, which are outlined below:
Our general Chinese language courses are suitable for learners of any level. They aim to enable communication in everyday situations and are an ideal way to improve your knowledge of Chinese, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned speaker. A general course focuses predominantly on grammar and vocabulary, supported by development of speaking, reading, and listening skills. General courses are ideal if you want to attain or improve on an all-round level of Chinese, or build a strong foundation before moving on to business Chinese training.
Our group courses in general Chinese are perfect if you have a group of 2-12 students who have achieved approximately the same level of Chinese, whether that be beginner or advanced. Your teacher will focus on Chinese grammar and vocabulary that will be useful in everyday communication, and will provide plenty of practice with speaking, reading, and listening. Your group should have similar learning goals, and be available at the same time and location every week. A general group course is suitable for groups of colleagues or friends, and is also a good option for businesses who want to give their employees a basic grounding in Chinese before they begin a business Chinese course.
Our business courses cater to learners with a decent general knowledge of Chinese but would like to expand their skills for use in the business world. Courses are, as always, completely tailormade for the relevant industry and skill sets (e.g. business correspondence, writing reports etc.). One-to-one business courses are perfect for professionals hoping to develop their current Chinese skills, especially those working for multinational corporations, preparing to work from abroad, or looking for overseas employment.
Listen & Learn's group business courses in Chinese are specifically designed to suit small groups (of 2-12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Chinese, but want to focus on language for the business community. Your group should all be at approximately the same language level, have similar learning goals, and be available to study at the same time and location every week. Your teacher will tailormake your course based on the group aims and any specific business communication skills that the group wants to improve, such as negotiation or formal correspondence. Group business Chinese courses are suitable for groups from any private or corporate organisations, for example those who need a higher or more specialised level of Chinese for communication with international colleagues and clients, or those who need to develop particular skills or specialised industry terminology.
Specific purpose courses in Chinese are aimed at those who already have semi-proficient skills in Chinese but wish to improve in particular areas of expertise. Your teacher can guide you through many features of Chinese to help you gain fluency, linguistic or not. These may include:
• Accent softening / pronunciation
Developing existing aptitude for writing, reading, listening, speaking, etc.
• Language for international travel Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. proposals, reports, formal correspondence)
• Vocabulary for particular industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Understanding historical and cultural context
Chinese courses catered for specific needs can be extremely useful in your group gaining not only fluency but an all-round knowledge of the Chinese culture, language and common practices. Groups of 2-12 students with the same learning aims can benefit from any of the following:
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. HR, engineering, accounting, medical, legal)
• Elocution and accent softening
• Expanding individual skills (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling internationally
•Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
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