All of our Mandarin Chinese teachers are native speakers and appropriately qualified to teach the language at almost any level, keeping in mind your own learning needs and current level. Classes can be held in your Birmingham home or workplace, and can easily be arranged to fit your schedule. We'll provide your initial text books, all you need to do is decide which of the following available course packages best suits your needs:
General Mandarin 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 Mandarin Chinese. They are perfect for those who want to start making their Mandarin Chinese work for them, and a great precursor to a business course.
Our group courses in general Mandarin Chinese are perfect if you have a group of 2-12 students who have achieved approximately the same level of Mandarin Chinese, whether that be beginner or advanced. Your teacher will focus on Mandarin 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 Mandarin Chinese before they begin a business Mandarin Chinese course.
Our business courses cater to learners with a decent general knowledge of Mandarin 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 Mandarin 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 Mandarin Chinese are specifically designed to suit small groups (of 2-12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Mandarin 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 Mandarin Chinese courses are suitable for groups from any private or corporate organisations, for example those who need a higher or more specialised level of Mandarin Chinese for communication with international colleagues and clients, or those who need to develop particular skills or specialised industry terminology.
Specific purposes Mandarin Chinese courses are a great boon to people who have already studied Mandarin Chinese and wish to develop certain facets of their Mandarin 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 Mandarin Chinese learners require the same set of particular skills as well as a standard language course, our specific purpose group Mandarin Chinese courses can really help make a difference. So long as the whole group is at about the same stage of learning Mandarin 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
Mandarin Chinese Testimonials
"My teacher was GREAT and I learned a lot. She is a wonderful tutor for Mandarin and I was very glad to have her. Thank you very much Listen & Learn!"
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