Our Chinese teachers are able to tailor your course to fit your precise learning goals, taking into account any current competence in the language and building upon it. All our native Chinese tutors are fully qualified and ready to arrange classes in your home or place of work in Dublin, and lessons are arranged according to your timetable, not theirs. Course text books are included in the price, and lesson times can easily be rearranged in advance. Your tailormade course depends on your chosen package:
Our general courses are a good place to start your Chinese studies, or to improve upon your current skills. They give focused attention to expanding your day-to-day grammar and vocabulary, enabling you to improve your spoken and written Chinese with relative speed and ease. General courses best suit those wishing to improve their Chinese to conversational level, as well as students who hope to continue their Chinese studies to a more advanced level.
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.
Listen & Learn's one-on-one Chinese courses for business are integral in taking your existing Chinese skills and making them indispensible for day-to-day business tasks. Lessons are adapted to suit your particular industry and field, and your teacher can help you master specific skills, such as presentation skills and formal business correspondence. This is the best option for professionals who work for international corporations, as well as businessmen working from abroad or seeking overseas work.
These business Chinese courses are aimed at groups of 2 to 12 people who already have a fair working Chinese knowledge, who wish to convert this knowledge to practicable business use. So long as all members of the group are at the same level of Chinese at the start of the course, and are able to meet for each class at a pre-arranged time and place, then the classes will be of great benefit to all involved. Business courses will generally focus on the field or industry in question, incorporating related vocabulary and improving appropriate skills, such as writing reports, formal business correspondence or giving a presentation.
Specific purposes Chinese courses are a great boon to people who have already studied Chinese and wish to develop certain facets of their Chinese skills. This can include an array of helpful guidance, including the following:
• Vocabulary related to the industry (legal, HR, engineering, accounting, medical etc.)
• Accent softening and elocution
• Expanding upon existing aspects (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling
• Communication skills in business (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Writing skills in business (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
If your group of 2-12 Chinese learners require the same set of particular skills as well as a standard language course, our specific purpose group Chinese courses can really help make a difference. So long as the whole group is at about the same stage of learning Chinese, we can help improve their overall understanding by arranging classes focusing on improving the following:
• Elocution and softening of native accent
• Improving specific skills (writing, comprehension, listening, etc.)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Cultural and historical sensitivity
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