With fully qualified native speaker Chinese teachers all around Manchester, we will have little problem arranging a language course to cater for your requirements and present Chinese proficiency. Teachers can visit you at your own home or workplace, and classes are arranged to suit your schedule. Your first text book is complimentary - just make sure you pick the most appropriate option from the course packages 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.
For a group of 2 to 12 people who need to gain the same level of Chinese fluency in a given time, Listen & Learn's general group courses are just the thing. So long as the entire class is able to assemble at the same time and location each week and are roughly all at the same level at the start of the course, our group courses will help students gain fluency in everyday conversational Chinese and also gain a good working knowledge of the language. With their main focus on expanding vocabulary and grammar, a general group course is an excellent place to start for those wishing to engage in further Chinese study in the future.
1-to-1 business Chinese courses can really help you get ahead, whether you are relocating abroad, looking for work in a foreign country, or simply if you work for a multinational organisation. These courses are mainly aimed at learners who already possess a decent working Chinese knowledge and who want to build on these in order to use their Chinese skills in a business environment. The course is fully customised to take into account not only your learning needs, but also the appropriate industry's vocabulary and any particular skills the role demands, such as report writing or formal correspondence.
Intended for learners who already have a basic grasp of Chinese and wish to extend it to apply to their working lives, group business Chinese courses are a great way to enable employees within a multinational corporation to be productive in both their native tongue and their newly-acquired Chinese. Group courses cater for up to 12 people (minimum of 2 students), and should be scheduled to take place at the same time and location each week. The tutor will develop the group's vocabulary to suit the related industry, as well as improve competence for day to day tasks performed in Chinese.
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
While your group may be improving their Chinese skills with each lesson, there are many elements of Chinese that go beyond simply knowing the right word, or the right way to phrase something. Our specific purposes Chinese group courses can help you gain skills that increase other facets of your group’s Chinese abilities, including:
• 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
Manchester factsA sizeable city in north west England, Manchester has a population of around 450,000. It is historically noteworthy as one of the world's first industrialised cities, and for the central role it played during the Industrial Revolution, being as it was the international hub for textile manufacture and cotton spinning (nicknamed Cottonopolis during the 19th century). Today Manchester is a focal point of media, the arts, higher education and commerce; it is the third most-visited city by foreigners in the UK and a major retail centre, with two major shopping malls and several smaller shopping centres in the city centre. Manchester is also known for its venues, the prowess of its sporting clubs, musical heritage, museums, and art galleries.