With Listen & Learn's qualified tutors - all of whom are native Chinese speakers - we can customise your 1-to-1 or group course to cater for your own aims, needs and current Chinese proficiency. Our teachers can carry out your lessons in your Manchester home or office, arranging classes in advance for a time that suits you. The price includes the cost of your text books, and lesson scheduling can be as adaptable as the lessons themselves. The specifics of your course depends on which course package you choose:
General Chinese language courses are ideal for students at any level, from complete beginners to advanced learners. These courses are based around developing communication skills in common situations. Your teacher will place an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, with plenty of speaking, listening, and reading practice. Our general Chinese courses are an ideal way to get started in the language, build on existing skills, or attain a working knowledge before progressing to a business or specialised Chinese course.
As the ideal starting point for a group of people wishing to gain a strong acquaintance with the ins and outs of conversational Chinese, these group classes can be arranged for groups as small as 2 people, and as large as 12 - our only provisos are that the whole class are able to meet at a consistent time and place each week, and are all of the same approximate Chinese level. General courses cover all the grammar and vocabulary you need to gain a practicable advantage in your spoken and written Chinese, and are also an excellent basis for further Chinese study.
Our one-to-one business Chinese courses are intended for those learners who already have a basic grounding in Chinese, but need to develop specific language skills to aid effective business communication. These courses can be tailored to address the requirements of your particular field, and can include development of any necessary skills, such as public speaking or professional correspondence. Business Chinese courses are a perfect option for people working in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, and multinational companies where some knowledge of Chinese is required. They are also ideal for jobseekers, people transferring to a foreign country, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government.
Business Chinese courses for groups cater to anywhere between 2 and 12 people who all have the same starting level and learning aims in their Chinese study. Business classes concentrate on improving existing Chinese skills in order to broaden the learner's ability to use their new language in day to day business affairs, whether that includes covering vocabulary specific to an individual industry or improving pertinent skill sets in the target language (from writing emails to giving a successful presentation). Perfect for employees of multinational organisations! Students will have to meet at the same time and place each week.
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 you have a group of 2-12 Chinese learners who all require particular language skills or vocabulary, this option may be ideal for you. All members of the group should be at the same level, intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. We can tailor a group language course to address any of the following:
• Accent softening and elocution
• Training to improve specific language skills (writing, comprehension, listening)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. telephony, presentation, training, negotiation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• >Language for specific industries (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity.
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