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 Newcastle, 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:
General Chinese courses can be to the advantage of anybody, whether you are a rank beginner or already have some experience of the tongue. By focusing on grammar and vocabulary skills, Listen & Learn's general courses are perfect to develop your fluency in speaking, listening and reading everyday Chinese. They are perfect for those who want to start making their Chinese work for them, and a great precursor to a business course.
Our Chinese group courses are targeted for sets of 2-12 people, all of whom have the same requirements from learning Chinese. Everybody should be at about the same level at the start of the course, and the entire group should be able to meet at the same time and place each week. Grammar and vocabulary form the backbone of the general course, helping the student gain fluency in conversational topics whilst increasing their overall working Chinese knowledge. For groups who wish to engage in further Chinese study, the general course is an excellent starting point.
With our one-to-one Chinese business courses, you can develop your current Chinese skills to incorporate them effortlessly into your job - perfect for those employed by multinational organisations, moving abroad to work, or in search of employment overseas. Lessons are designed around your sector of industry and field of work, and tutors can aid learners in improving individual skills required by your role, such as giving presentations, writing reports or composing formal written 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 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
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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